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Day-off-Party

Organising regular day-off parties and make it a time to celebrate after a great achievement is made.

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Idea Title

Day-off-party

How the Idea will inspire the experience and expression of gratitude within an organization.

Apart from offering workers days or weeks on leave, there needs a time when the entire organization sets apart a particular day dedicated for celebration after an organizational set target has been realized. This seeks to appreciate one another for all the efforts and hardwork towards realizing the goal.

Who are you innovating for?

This idea is designed for internal organizations giving back to their employees to create a sense of belonging and gratitude among workers.

What type of workplaces are you innovating for?

Internal organizations

How you envision the Idea being introduced to your selected organization?

It will start with small sized organizations but will keep growing

What obstacles, if any, do you foresee in implementing this Idea, and how would they be overcome?

Partnership

How will you test and prototype your solution?

Will start with small organizations with hope to expand

What immediate next steps will you take if you receive an implementation grant.

Launch and pilot study

At what stage of development is your Idea?

  • Prototyping: You have conducted some small tests or experiments with prospective users and will continue developing idea through these tests.

Please describe from where your Idea emerged

Individual

Tell us about yourself

An entrepreneur and designer

Where are you / your team located?

Uganda

Tell us about your experience

Designer and entrepreneur

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Photo of Alex Vo
Team

How well would this scale with larger organizations that are not able to take a day off just to throw a party? How regularly are parties held? If there are too many, employees may not take the job seriously. A whole day seems like it may take up too much time and may end up setting the organization behind.

Photo of Laura
Team

Joseph, I like the idea of a dedicated day for the happiness of employees and giving opportunity for them to spend some time with colleagues and employers. However, I think Alex's questions should be taken into account for a further development. It might not be so effective in terms of organizations. The balance is very crucial.

Photo of Joseph Mulabbi
Team

Thanks Alex
This would mean a one time party day off preferably on one of the public holidays that take place in different countries.
Scaling the idea in larger organizations would also require discipline and making it part of the organization.

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Team

Hi Joseph Mulabbi ,

Excited to see you sharing your idea. Is there any chance you could find an image to go along with it? Images help grab attention and tell a story. You should be able to use the Edit Contribution button on the top of your post and follow the instructions to add images from there.

Lastly, this page contains resources that you may find helpful in developing your concept: https://challenges.openideo.com/content/gratitude-additional-resources

Looking forward to seeing more of your inspiring insights on OpenIDEO.