One of the first morale building things I experienced when I started at my current job was an ‘ice cream social’. I was surprised to hear such a thing was happening, but it was so nice to have a sudden break in the day and have people just handing out free ice cream! It’s been one of the fun activities I’ve kept going since I have been on the committee that plans such things because it’s just so fun. We all have to work, but having a nice little treat a few times a year is awesome. We still do camp outs, water slides, BBQ’s athletic teams for multiple sports, Halloween parties for the kids, and all sorts of other things. But this is one of the only things we can do that is a break from work mid day. I don’t have to drive anywhere. I don’t have to plan anything. I just grab and ice cream, visit and eat it and go back to work. Genius.
And, today is ice cream social day. Three cheers for ice cream!