Diwali is one of the greatest and most auspicious festivals in India. It is celebrated with huge enthusiasm all over India, and now even in other countries as well. Companies also celebrate Diwali with great enthusiasm; they decorate the office premises and even host parties with some fun games.
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That being said, this year’s Diwali celebration is going to be a bit different because of the obvious and the most jarring reason – COVID19. Due to the ongoing pandemic, most of the organizations have shifted either to work from home or to a 50% workforce inside the office, which has made employee monitoring a lot tough and also resulted in adopting the trend to celebrate safe Diwali this year.
Therefore, I have put together a list of tips with the help of which you can celebrate Diwali along with your colleagues safely. Let’s get right to it then.
1. Virtual Diwali
Virtual Diwali is trending huge this year as it minimizes the disease contraction as well population. You can take the help of video calling/meeting software available online and host a group meeting with your entire staff. You can also conduct some online games which are fun for the whole squad, like virtual damsharas, quizzes, etc.
To take this one step further, you can take the help of already in place employee monitoring software and make sure that your employees are playing a fair game by monitoring their screen or activities. This way, you can ensure that they are not cheating and being fair to each other. You can also use such software to check if all the employees are participating or not.
If you are not using such a tool to monitor your employees, it is high time you start using it as it provides great benefits and easy access to remote systems. There are many good software out there which you can use, but the best one is EmpMonitor.
EmpMonitor provides many features with the help of which you can easily manage your employees inside the office. Here’s how you can do it:
- Log in to your EmpMonitor ID. You’ll be shown the following dashboard –
Here, you’ll get an overview of the productivity done by your team with the total number of employees working for you. It also shows who is present or online currently and who isn’t.
- Go to Employee Details and add employees by clicking on the Add Employee button.
- As you click on it, you will show the following box –
Fill in all the necessary details like name, email address, password, and then click on Add Employee at the bottom of the box. Do this for all your employees.
- Once done, you’ll be shown all the added employees in this form –
Here you can see all the details regarding an employee, sort of a general overview. If you want to know the information about each employee, then go to step 5.
- For viewing the detailed report of an employee, click on the button shown below –
- As you click on that button, you’ll be redirected to a new page –
Here you’ll be shown all the activities done by a particular employee. You can see the screen captures, top apps used, top websites visited, and much more. Using this, you can view what is happening on the other desktops.
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2. Personalized Gifts
Personalized gifts show the receiver that you care about them and have put some extra thoughts into it. You can do the same for your employees.
The possibilities are endless here, as you can make custom handcrafted gifts for your employees with beautiful arts and crafts, or you can buy something from the internet and then wrap that in the custom gift wrap to make them feel special. Or finally, you can order the personalized handmade gifts directly from an online store that sells such things.
The goal here is not to show that you are good at arts and crafts, but it is to make sure that your employees know that you care about them and appreciate their hard work.
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3. Socializing With Social Distancing
You can also host an evening gathering with some snacks and drinks for your employees. Jabong recently hosted an Indian style party with their employees draped in colorful and bright ethnic wears such as Kurtas and lehengas with masks. The company celebrated the event by hosting various games, dance, and other social conducts while maintaining social distancing.
You can also host some similar events at your office premises to boost the morale of all the employees, of course, while maintaining all the social distance norms.
Hosting such parties is not the current social trend, but you can conduct such events department wise if you have a vast number of employees. Events like this are sure to boost the morale of the employees who have been cooped up in their home since the work from home has been enforced due to COVID-19.
4. Paper Rangoli
No, no, you heard it right, Paper Rangoli. You can hold a contest in the event we discussed above to see which one of your employees is the creative one.
Eco-friendly is on the rise due to global warming, and so is Paper Rangoli. Paper Rangoli is made with the used paper cups and shredded papers, which apparently is plenty in any organization. This way, you are making use of all the waste paper lying around, participating in the eco-friendly Diwali, and conducting a fun event for everyone.
Hosting an event or conducting a party might seem an impossible task in the current situation but, if you are careful enough and follow all the safety guidelines, you don’t have anything to worry about. Furthermore, if you follow all the tips that I have mentioned in this blog, the task becomes much easier.
Virtual Diwali is still the best option, and you can easily conduct various fun activities with the help of employee monitoring software. But if you really want all your employees to have fun, you should really consider the premise option that I have listed.
You only have to make sure that all the attendees follow all the safety measures and take the necessary precautions while having fun. That’s all from me guys, take care, don’t forget to wash your hands frequently, and have a safe Diwali.