Halloween is upon us! And companies all over the world have adorned their workplaces in spooky decorations while employees have got creative with their costumes, from witches and vampires, to clowns and Harley Quinns. AI Global Media, publisher of CEO Monthly is one of the companies embracing this holiday, being keen to get team members involved and having fun at work.
AI Global Media is a company that doesn’t shy away from enrichment and creating a community atmosphere, inviting its employees to get involved in team activities throughout the year. These extend from quarterly incentives within departments such as laser tagging and bowling, to the office Bake Off where team members take it in turns to bake sweet or savoury treats, to whole company sports days which get everyone active, socialising, and enjoying themselves.
Now, the AI Global Media team are getting in the Halloween spirit, excited to come into work and show off their costumes as well as see what other people are dressing up as. There will be a costume competition in addition to a themed quiz, both of which will come with sweet prizes for winners.
There are numerous benefits to taking the time to hold activities like this within the workplace, including people wanting to come to work, boosted morale, and increased motivation. Fun at work is a key contributor to employee happiness, giving people a more positive mindset, along with better mental health. Organisations with great employee wellbeing find they experience lower levels of absentness, less work-related errors, and their employees feel more creative and want to engage – ultimately meaning higher productivity.
We asked Akeela Zahair, Marketing Assistant at AI Global Media for her views on the company’s approach to engaging employees and having fun at work: “I love that the company pushes for so many activities throughout the year and encourage team building exercises between departments. I personally get along with my team really well and we share a great bond, so these incentives and office activities are always fun as we get the opportunity to do things together that we may not have time for outside of office hours.”
She continues, “Things like the Bake Off and Halloween activities allow us to think about things away from work and our normal daily activities. It breaks up your usual daily routine and you have something to look forward to in the office – creates a fun and engaging environment in the office too which is always great.”
After all, it doesn’t kill a company to take a bit of time out, whether for an hour or for a day, to give staff a break from their daily routines. We’ve established that the outcomes can only be positive for employees and businesses alike. If you’re a company that doesn’t already inject a bit fun into business, then what are you waiting for?
We at AI Global Media and CEO Monthly magazine hope you have a great Halloween!
By Rebecca Scotland