Quote from kah5209
Maybe you could make a get to know you board with fun facts about each employee?
That is a good idea, thogh some may be reluctant to part with too much information about themselves so early in the piece, so how about a photo board.
Either baby/childhood photos, or graduation photos, esp of those older nurses who trained in hospitals, and see if people can recognise them. That way they are chatting to each other for ideas, and usually enjoying the conversations & guesswork. We had one for a while and everybody had fun with it, lots staff came from throughout the hospital for a look, and it was an opportunity to share nursing stories between the older & younger staff members (hmm, I may have bored a few people now I think of it
and how on earth did we manage to work in heavily starched uniforms in 40 degrees C with no air-con?)
Another idea is to have everyone bring a plate to share on your 2nd set up day for lunch, morning tea whatever.
I know setups are hard work, but they can be lots of fun too before the patients start arriving!