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Goodbye Sunday, Hello Monday… February 14th, the day of romance and love, happens to fall on a Monday this year. Celebrated all around the world for hundreds of years, Valentine’s Day has been a remarkable day for lovers to remind each other of their undying affection. Well, nowadays, brands are looking for great ways to celebrate this special day with their employees. This is beyond mere card gifting and bulk-messaging of inspiring quotes. Many brands are using the Valentine’s Day celebration to actively build teams and engage employees. And in their bid to motivate their teams’ morale for work, they come up with fun tasks to keep the work environment lively.
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Ask yourself this question: What would Valentine’s Day in my workplace feel like? Every February 14th, people leave their homes for work and they are not allowed to change the monotonous atmosphere of their workplaces. Honestly, it does not have to be just another day in the office. Brand employers can come up with ideas that will motivate the team as well as foster the feeling of love amongst everybody. Below are some amusing ideas for workplace Valentine’s Day activities. These great examples will increase productivity and generally create a mood of happiness.
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Find them below:
  1. Send/Exchange Valentine cards. Captivate your employees and generate good office vibes.
  2. Organise fun games to improve your employees’ relationships and to strengthen the team as a whole.
  3. Do a vote on the various personalities that your employees subscribe to and reward accordingly. You can vote for your favourite coworker/colleague.
  4. Give your employees the opportunity to show gratitude and practice thankfulness. When people are readily appreciated, a lasting impression is made and the spirit of goodwill is established.
  5. Make a list of daily kindness challenges and encourage your employees to participate in them. 
  6. Secretly write and post Thank You in strategic places in the office, and talk to others to comply.
  7. Share gifts amongst yourself. 
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This article was first published on 14th February 2022 and updated on February 15th, 2022 at 8:56 pm


Ohia, Ernest Chigaemezu is a writer, editor, and grade teacher based in Jos, Nigeria.

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