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.