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Halloween at the Office… Tips, Ideas and How Not to Get Carried Away [GUEST BLOGGER]

Halloween, fZombie worker. Vector flat cartoon illustrationor some, is the most wonderful time of the year without question.  For those of us who become giddy at the sight of October on the calendar, know that we can get a bit carried away with decorations, treats and of course, costumes.

As a manager, it is your responsibility to set guidelines prior to the big day to lessen the chance of insensitivity, outrageousness, and inappropriateness.  I encourage all companies, large or small, to send out a memo outlining expectations, celebration announcements and most of all, costume guidelines. While this season is sure to bring a slew of Harley Quinn’s out of the woodwork for the big night, we want to be sure she doesn’t show up at work.  In the same token, during a presidential election year, it isn’t quite right to bring those politics into the workspace. Halloween can be fun in the office if planned well.

(CLICK HERE FOR A HALLOWEEN MEMO TEMPLATE)

When it comes to costumes and fun, contests are always a big hit, especially with your competitive sales teams.  Offer prizes that relate to work incentives;  prime parking space for a month, free lunch, items from the promotional closet, day off, half-day Fridays for a month, sleep in Mondays for a month, special plaque or statue award…. possibilities are endless. Create categories for winners; Best Overall Costume, Most Creative Costume, Best Ironic Costume etc.  You can also offer a theme for the day; favorite television or movie character, characters from The Office, Parks & Rec or other office genre show; favorite candy or cereals are fun (it may be best not to choose favorite superheroes…masks and makeup should not be worn covering the entire face at work).

Offer costume ideas if you are so inclined.  Click  here to visit my Office Costume Pinterest board.  You may find some pretty cool, appropriate costume ideas…. 

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Remember that not everyone celebrates Halloween for various reasons.  Questioning why someone is not in costume or their reasons for not celebrating is discriminatory and should not be done.  

If you really want to boost morale in the office, host a Halloween Pet Parade and invite staff to bring their (well trained, non-exotic) pets to work for the afternoon or even better, host an evening family party and set up a trick or treat trail for the kids.  Both of these take a bit more work and effort but if you can find an overzealous Halloween fan, they are most likely willing to spearhead the project.

Wishing you a fun & Happy Halloween!

By Guest Blogger, Kharma Finley-Wallace

 

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Coffee, Coaching and More Group Coaching Session

Coaching for Inspiration with Patti Coffee Cups

Come join me for Coffee Coaching and More 🙂
November’s Group Coaching TopicGoal Setting Making Life Easy
*Get clear and focused
*Create a road map for achieving your goals 
*Break down the goals into bite-sized pieces
*Make small changes to your life with confidence
*Find motivation to pursue what you want
WHEN: Monday, November 2, 2015
WHERE: Red Mountain Multi-Generational Center
7550 E. Adobe Rd. Mesa, AZ 85207
TIME: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

To register and pay for class on 11-2-15

These group coaching sessions are based on Ruby McGuire’s Cappuccino Coaching Club

Coaching for Inspiration
Coaching for InspirationwithPatti.
com – TM
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Coffee, Coaching and More with Patti on October 5, 2015

Coaching for Inspiration with Patti Coffee Cups

Coffee, Coaching, and More with Patti

For the busy person who knows their dreams really matter.  Coffee, Coaching and More Sessions bring you together with others in a fun, friendly and supportive environment with a different confidence-boosting topic each month.

Spend two hours focusing on you with no distractions, no pressure, and no judgement.

Together we will look at situations which may be holding you back, limiting beliefs, fear, procrastination, lack of time, low self-confidence, feeling overwhelmed and how to overcome these and live the life you really want.

October’s Group Coaching Session is about Understanding You ~(Values)

  • Identify what really matters to you
  • Learn how to frame your decisions according to what you want and what takes you away from it
  • Recognize how your key values influence your thoughts, feelings, behaviors and why

WHERE: Red Mountain Multi-Generational Center
7550 E. Adobe Rd. Mesa, AZ 85207

WHEN: Monday, October 5, 2015

TIME: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

PRICE: $25.00 per session

Seats are limited click here:  To register and pay for class 10-5-15

 

purple brochure October 5, 2015

These group coaching sessions are based on Ruby McGuire’s Cappuccino Coaching Club

Coaching for Inspiration
Coaching for InspirationwithPatti.
com – TM