Summer is coming for many of us. It may feel hot, cramped, and uncomfortable for staff when trying to concentrate. Sometimes a mid day pick me up can help with productivity. My office is tiny and there's barely enough room for air, so imagine a small space with three or more employees with no air conditioning? Okay maybe that's a little dramatic but even if your office is cool and has central air, this idea is an awesome way to show a little appreciation to your crew. It's inexpensive and fun.
Surprise them one particularly hot day with a lunchtime Ice Cream Bar. You buy Vanilla, Vanilla Lactose Free, and Vanilla Sugar Free. This gives a variety to accommodate everyone. You get chocolate, strawberry, and caramel syrup. Don't forget sprinkles, nuts, whip cream, bowls, scoops, spoons, and a huge smile on your face when you invite them in! Now if you're really feeling generous, you could add cookie crumbles, brownie bits, and other toppings.
So how do I pull this off when everyone is working? Get creative. Get someone to set it up while you hold a bogus meeting outside in the parking lot or bring everyone into the restroom to explain bathroom etiquette. You only need about 10 or 15 minutes to get everything ready.