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Why You Should Consider Hosting a Company Gathering in January

Posted by Jill Nawoyski on Dec 21, 2022 1:37:12 PM

Feeling like the holiday season snuck up on you this year? You're not alone. We blinked and December was upon us! If the last quarter of the year was a whirlwind and you didn't get the chance to plan the holiday gathering if your dreams, we're here to help.

In January, your employees will return to work with a fresh sense of excitement for what's in store for 2023. Coming together as a company is a great way to start the year off with a bang! 

Here's why:

December is hectic. Start fresh in the new year!

Between wrapping up work projects, spending time with friends and family, navigating the shopping malls, and everything else that comes with the madness of December, there's barely time to sit down and plan a corporate gathering. The last month of the year is always stressful. The calendar for January will be less hectic, leaving more opportunities for strong employee attendance and increased excitement. 

Your company can use this gathering as a time to set goals.

With a new calendar year comes new goals for your business. Bringing everyone together to brainstorm ways in which they can accomplish their goals for 2023 will start the year off with a strong sense of purpose and passion amongst your employees.

Start the year off with some FUN!

If you allow your employees to spend the month of December hitting their deadlines and wrapping up projects, they'll feel more relaxed and eager to celebrate with some fun in January. Why not treat your co-workers to massages, a tarot card reader, a candle making class, or a virtual game of Who Kidnapped My Boss

The New Year is a great time to make new connections.

Set your employees up for a successful year by hosting a networking opportunity through a virtual game in January! When's the last time your employees were invited to mingle with co-workers during their typical day-to-day? Starting the year off strong by encouraging your crew to make new connections and memories will help set your team up for collaborative success throughout the year. If you're looking for a new in-person idea, consider partnering with ZogCulture to host a corporate pickleball tournament! Or, if you're looking for a weekly gathering, our sister-company, ZogSports, runs corporate leagues.

To start planning your January gathering or get some more ideas, email

Topics: Office Culture, Play, Employee Engagement, Fun at Work, Human Resources, Employee Appreciation, Fun, virtual company events, company morale, in-person events, winter events

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