If the Valentine’s Day will fall on a working day, you will probably spend working hours in the office with your co-workers. On this day of hearts and love, you’re perhaps thinking only of your special someone. Your eyes and hands are on your job, but your heart and mind are on your wife, husband, girlfriend, boyfriend, or any special person you want to stay with for that entire day. This is just the same whether you’re the boss manager or the employee. It’s like working without a heart, since your heart is flying away outside from the workplace (unless your loved one is right beside you at the office).
Valentine’s Day should not only be celebrated with someone, but it should also be rejoiced with everyone who’s close to your heart, including your co-workers and your job that gives you a living. When you found yourself in the office on February 14, you’ve got to show the spirit of love to the people around you while waiting for the bundy clock to signal the time for going out. The following are 10 ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day while you’re in the workplace.
1. Lead a prayer for thanksgiving
Since the Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love. Starting the day in the office by giving thanks to God, who is love, is a simple yet a powerful activity that can raise the spirit of love in the workplace. If you’re the boss, you can lead a prayer or assign this to one of your employees. If you’re the employee, you can suggest this to your boss. However, this activity will still depend on the culture and religion of a particular office.
2. Greet and wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day
One of the quickest ways to celebrate the Valentine is to greet your co-workers a Happy Valentine’s Day. Sound creates energy. Thus, exercise your mouth, your cheerfulness, and your confidence to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day inside the office. It must be contagious.
3. Send Valentine’s cards or notes to your co-workers
Whether it’s cheesy or not, as long as it can make them smile and brighten up their day, sending messages through cards or notes can be a great way to celebrate the Valentine with your co-workers. One advantage of writing your message is that it can be kept for years. Just make sure that everyone got their messages and no one will feel unfair and insecure.
4. Send flowers and gifts to all your co-workers
If you’re the boss who’s the richest in the workplace, this day can become a great opportunity for you to show your employees how you care and love them. You don’t need to buy the most expensive flowers or gifts, you just need to make the giving heartily felt. And again, don’t forget to give everyone so that they may all feel the fairness and equality that are due to them. If you’re the boss again, you can also give them a gift in the form of early going out from the office. This will surely make them happy, especially those who have Valentine dates waiting for them. Employees can also do this as long as they have the money to spend. But as I said, it doesn’t need to be expensive.
5. Share cakes or chocolates during lunch break
Launch break is a work break. Hence, you can celebrate the Valentine on this hour apart from your work. You can bring cakes and chocolates to share with your co-workers. You can also encourage your co-workers to bring their own food for the Valentine. This activity is good for bringing everyone in the office to a closer relationship. If you’re the boss or the manager owner, I suggest you lead this activity.
6. Ask and give forgiveness
Wouldn’t it be great to spend the Valentine’s Day without any guilt and hatred? It’s natural in the office that people will have differences. On February 14, this can be a great day to break those walls and start creating better relationship with your co-workers, whether they are your subordinates or your manager.
7. Thank your co-workers
Extend your thanksgiving to your co-workers. Remember that they are all part of the team. If you’re the employer, remember that your employees are the reason why your business is running. If you’re an employee, also bear in mind that your boss and the job he provides are the reasons why you are generating income to cover your daily expenses. This act of gratitude can be done through words that are said, thoughts that are written, or actions that are accomplished.
8. Do your work with a heart
The Valentine craze should not affect your productivity. This is because you’re in the workplace, you have signed in to work, and you are supposed to do your job at your best. On this day, the best thing you can do is to show your love to your job. Although a special Valentine date with your loved one is waiting for you, don’t let it ruin your tasks in the office for that day. Put your heart on your work while you’re inside the workplace and make your boss happy without expecting a return – that’s love. Once you go out, you can bring your whole heart and offer it entirely to your special someone. Never left your heart in the office when you go out on Valentine’s Day if you don’t want to make your date a disaster.
9. Help your team accomplish your common goals
Love unifies people. On February 14, celebrate Valentine’s Day by strengthening team work and unity inside your organization. This is a great time to help each other accomplish a number of common tasks. So show your love not only by loving your job, but also by loving your team. Be selfless and helpful.
10. Share the spirit of love with your clients or customers
Your customers are part of your workplace because they are the ones whom you serve. You talk to them and deal with them when you’re in the office. On Valentine’s Day, don’t just share the spirit of love to your co-workers, but also extend them to your clients or customers. You can also wish them a Happy Valentine, send greeting cards, or serve them with a heart during the Valentine’s Day.
There are many other ways and ideas on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the workplace. The listed ideas above are only some of them. You can also apply them specifically depending on your office environment. Finally, don’t forget that rejoicing in love is not only a one-day activity… love is a daily activity.