“Happy Work-from-Home-Pandemic-World-Shutdown anniversary!”
Said no one ever.
This past year has been extremely trying on a lot of fronts for a lot of folks. With the pandemic still raging after one full year and many teams still working remotely from home, we’re all tired. The mid-March 2020 pandemic shutdown one-year anniversary and Employee Appreciation Day are in the same month...Coincidence? Or, opportunity? And, both!
We think you should celebrate and appreciate as much as you can in March 2021. How about taking Employee Appreciation Day (March 5, 2021) and stretching into employee appreciation month! Here are our top three ideas to appreciate your virtual and remote employees all March long.
1. Organize a Snail Mail Card Exchange 📬
Similarly to a Secret Santa, you can organize a snail mail card exchange among your team members. Match up employees to secretly exchange handmade cards, postcards, kids’ artwork–you name it, just make it inexpensive and fun–by USPS. Schedule a virtual team meeting on Zoom or Google Hangouts, and have each employee guess who made their card. Bonus points for most creative entry.
2. Bring Happy Hour or Coffee Hour to Their House 🏠
While you’re at it, you can make that Zoom meeting into a virtual team happy hour or coffee hour, and send the goods to them. We have many coffee and WFH-themed curated Batch boxes ready to ship. Or, make sure everyone has their choice of cocktail or mocktail at happy hour by sending employees a White’s Elixir Six Pack ($55) in advance. Hey, Batch can even arrange to have alcohol shipped to arrive with their Batch box! Call us to talk about options.
3. Make a Motivational WFH Playlist Together 🎧
Ask everyone to submit their favorite work-from-home song and have your resident mix master compile them on a Spotify playlist. Or, if you need some inspiration, here are a few of our favorites:
Zatch Batch Local Nashville Artists curated by our very own Zach Anderson
- Here & Now DJ Sessions from NPR
- Top 1000 Songs Of The 90s
- Michelle Obama's Musiaqualogy Vol 1 1964-1979 by Questlove
Email the link out to the team asap, so they can feel virtually united and supported while they work from home.
Everyone needs something to celebrate during the pandemic. Don’t miss this opportunity to appreciate your virtual and remote employees in March 2021.