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2020 Year-End Ideas for Your Business

The year 2020 will go down in history as a landmark year full of challenges, disappointments, and heartbreaks. People experienced change on a global level that has not been experienced for many years. Things changed so quickly that most could not fully acclimate to the changes but had to take them as they came.

These changes have been seen in many sectors, especially in business. People went from their neat offices to figuring out how to turn their homes into makeshift offices. Those with children faced more challenges than ever before. Casual watercooler chats with fellow employees were replaced with scheduled Zoom meetings. Happy hour gave way to sharing drinks virtually with friends.

In many businesses, the end of the year is typically a time for celebration. It is a time to review accomplishments, enjoy food and drink as a team, and to prepare for the new year. Even though the risk of COVID-19 will mean less social engagement with colleagues than in years past, it does not mean that the year-end cannot be used for something productive.

Theme Ideas for Year-End Party during Social Distancing

Social distancing has definitely changed how people party. But it doesn’t mean that all year-end parties need to be canceled.

One idea would be for management or business owners to use the funds that would have been used to plan the year-end party to send pizza, burgers, or some other form of fast food to their employees at the same time. Employees would be encouraged to connect to Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Skype. Everyone would be enjoying the same food at the same time as each other.

There are several companies that offer virtual DJs, virtual comedians, and virtual guest speakers. If you are looking for something more educational, why not schedule a virtual tour of a museum and invite everyone to attend? Afterward, there can be a guest speaker, food can be sent, and virtual gifts can be exchanged.

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Year-End Inspirational Quotes for Businesses

Instead of year-end parties, some organizations are scheduling virtual debriefs and discussions about what they have learned from the experiences faced in 2020. If your organization is planning something along these lines, reference year-end inspirational quotes.

“Last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.” – T. S. Eliot

This is a beautiful quote because it can help your team understand that the challenges faced during 2020 were unique to this year. Now is the time to move forward and make forward-thinking decisions and plans to make 2021 better.

“Another fresh new year is here, another year to live! Banish worry, doubt, and fear… love, laugh, give.” – William Arthur Ward

This is another inspirational quote that helps to put the challenges faced in 2020 in perspective. Use it to encourage employees to be thankful for the good things that have happened and to be hopeful for the good things yet to come.

Year-End Review Examples for a Tough Year

The end of 2020 provides an excellent opportunity for your organization to pause, reflect, create a vision of itself, decide where it wants to go and how to accomplish that. Because of how difficult 2020 was, the way your organization goes about reviewing itself may differ from what it did in the year 2019.

Many year-end review examples for a tough year include asking questions like:

  • What are the most important lessons our organization has learned this year?
  • What challenges did we overcome?
  • What are our goals?
  • Did we have enough fun as an organization? What steps can we take to increase the sense of enjoyment we have while working?
  • Even though we face challenges, were we able to stick to our organization’s core values? If so, how can we reinforce that behavior going forward? If not, what adjustments need to be made to allow us to stay true to who we are despite challenges?

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