Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement Calendar in Singapore for May 2024

May 2024 Team Building Activity Guide

May 1: Labour Day

Suggested activities: team bonding, sharing sessions

This Labour Day, let's acknowledge the hard work and dedication of every team member. Consider organizing a casual office gathering or a team-building event to appreciate the collective efforts that contribute to the success of the organization. Share stories of achievements and milestones, fostering a sense of camaraderie and gratitude for the collaborative spirit that makes the workplace thrive.

May 2: World Tuna Day

Suggested activities: ethical consumption talk, sustainable seafood talk

Celebrate World Tuna Day by raising awareness about sustainable fishing practices and the importance of preserving tuna populations. Organize educational sessions, seafood sustainability discussions, or tuna-themed cooking demonstrations to promote responsible consumption. Let's advocate for the conservation of tuna species and support efforts to ensure the long-term health of our oceans and marine ecosystems.

May 5: World Laughter Day

Suggested activities: Laughter yoga, comedy sessions, joke sessions

Foster a positive workplace culture by celebrating World Laughter Day. Organize laughter yoga sessions, share jokes, or even host a comedy hour to bring joy and laughter to the office.

May 12: Mother's Day

Suggested activities: appreciation and sharing events for mothers

On Mother's Day, take a moment to celebrate the incredible mothers within the workplace. Consider organizing a small appreciation event, where colleagues can share stories and express gratitude for the support and strength mothers bring to both their families and the workplace. A thoughtful gesture, such as flowers or personalized notes, can go a long way in recognizing the contributions of these amazing women.

May 13: World Cocktail Day

Suggested activities: cocktail-making class, mocktail hour

Celebrate World Cocktail Day at the workplace by hosting a mocktail hour or cocktail-making class. Provide non-alcoholic ingredients and recipes for creative mocktails that everyone can enjoy. Encourage colleagues to unwind and socialise responsibly, fostering a relaxed and convivial atmosphere. Let's toast to camaraderie and creativity as we raise a glass to World Cocktail Day!

May 15: International Day of Families

Suggested activities: family at work day, family day

On the International Day of Families, let's foster a sense of unity and understanding, emphasizing the importance of family values within the broader context of our professional lives. Mark the International Day of Families by organizing a family-themed event at the workplace. Encourage colleagues to share family traditions, photos, or stories during a casual gathering. Strengthen the sense of community by celebrating the diverse family backgrounds that enrich your workplace, creating a more connected and understanding team.

May 16: Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Suggested activities: accessible design workshops, talks and sharing sessions

This Global Accessibility Awareness Day, commit to creating a more inclusive workplace. Conduct workshops on accessible design and technologies, ensuring that everyone feels welcome and supported. Encourage open discussions about accessibility challenges and solutions, conduct accessibility training sessions, assess the workplace for accessibility improvements, and launch initiatives to ensure that everyone's needs are considered. Promote an environment where diverse abilities are not only acknowledged but embraced, fostering an inclusive and supportive atmosphere.

May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

Suggested activities: diversity training, allyship initiatives, awareness sessions

On the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia, let's stand together against discrimination. Promote inclusivity with awareness campaigns, diversity training, and allyship initiatives. Create a safe space for open conversations about fostering a workplace environment that is accepting, supportive, and respectful of everyone's identity. Foster an inclusive workplace by organizing awareness campaigns, diversity workshops, and inviting guest speakers to share insights. Create a safe space where colleagues can openly discuss ways to make the workplace more accepting and supportive for everyone.

May 18: International Museum Day

Suggested activities: museum visits, museum at the workplace

Bring the spirit of art and culture into the workplace on International Museum Day. Set up a small exhibit featuring the talents and hobbies of your colleagues, allowing everyone to appreciate the diversity of interests within the team. Encourage discussions about the value of creativity and its positive impact on workplace innovation, or transform your workplace into a mini art gallery. You may also consider visiting the local museum as a team activity!

May 20: World Bee Day

Suggested activities: educational talk, bee farm visit

Celebrate World Bee Day by raising awareness about the vital role bees play in pollination and ecosystem health. Organize educational sessions, bee-friendly garden initiatives, or honey-tasting events to highlight the importance of protecting bee populations. Let's support bee conservation efforts and promote sustainable practices to safeguard these crucial pollinators and preserve biodiversity for future generations.

May 21: International Tea Day

Suggested activities: tea appreciation workshop

Celebrate International Tea Day by creating a cozy tea corner in the office. Set up a tea station with an assortment of teas from around the world. Encourage colleagues to take breaks together, fostering informal conversations and creating moments of connection over a cup of tea. Encourage colleagues to bring in their favorite teas and share stories about the cultural significance of tea in their lives. Tea workshops can also be meditative and refreshing - why not try hosting multiple tea workshops from different cultures such as matcha, chai, chinese tea, and so on!

May 22: International Day for Biological Diversity

Suggested activities: educational talk, nature walks

On the International Day for Biological Diversity, emphasize the importance of preserving and protecting biodiversity in the workplace. Organize educational workshops, nature walks, or biodiversity-themed events to raise awareness about the significance of diverse ecosystems. Let's commit to sustainable practices and conservation efforts that contribute to the preservation of biodiversity, ensuring a thriving and resilient environment for all species.

May 22: Vesak Day

Suggested activities: sharing session, mindfulness session

On Vesak Day, take a moment for reflection and mindfulness in the workplace. Consider organizing a meditation or mindfulness session, allowing colleagues to find moments of peace and serenity amid their busy schedules. Create an atmosphere of respect for diverse spiritual practices and cultural traditions, fostering a harmonious work environment. Promote an atmosphere of respect for diverse spiritual beliefs, allowing everyone to find moments of harmony and reflection amidst their professional responsibilities.

May 24: Eat With Your Family Day (Q2)

Suggested activities: eat with family, host families at the workplace

One of four designated days each year, and held on the last Friday of each school term, the idea is to encourage organisations to allow employees to leave work early at 5pm to enjoy a meal with their families and children. Some ideas include going a step further to have the families over for lunch and activities at the workplace.

May 25 - Jun 23: June School Holidays

Suggested activities: child at work day, parent-child excursions

With the sun shining bright during the June School Holidays, turn your workplace into a family-friendly haven. Organize creative activities for kids, such as science experiments or a science fair, adding an enlightening touch to the summer break. Embrace a 'Bring Your Child to Work Day' and encourage flexible work arrangements, creating a seamless balance between professional commitments and cherished family moments.

May 28: World Nutrition Day

Suggested activities: nutrition talk, food workshop

On World Nutrition Day, let's cultivate a culture of well-being in the workplace. Organize a 'Healthy Snack Swap' where colleagues can share nutritious snacks and recipes, promoting a mindful approach to nutrition. Host informative sessions with nutrition experts, empowering employees with knowledge about balanced diets and healthy eating habits. Encourage small lifestyle changes and physical activities, fostering a workplace that prioritizes the health and well-being of its team members.

May 30: International Day of Potato

Suggested activities: potato-themed cooking sessions, potato-themed snack market

Celebrate the International Day of Potato at the workplace with potato-themed activities and appreciation. Organize a potato recipe competition, a potato-themed lunch, or educational sessions on the nutritional value of potatoes. Let's honor this versatile and nutritious staple food, recognising its significance in global agriculture and culinary traditions.

May 31: World No-Tobacco Day

Suggested activities: smoking cessation workshop, smoking health awareness talk

Observe World No-Tobacco Day in the workplace by promoting tobacco-free environments and healthy lifestyles. Organize awareness campaigns, smoking cessation workshops, or wellness activities to support colleagues in quitting smoking and reducing tobacco use. Let's prioritise the health and well-being of our workforce by advocating for smoke-free policies and empowering individuals to live tobacco-free lives.

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