A corporate event is a great opportunity for colleagues to get acquainted better, as well as a chance for employers to congratulate and thank their hardest working employees. Some employers also like to use the occasion to share their goals with the rest of the team. However, a good leader knows that a fun time is second to none when you want to make a coherent team. When coworkers bond they become friends, and this leads to higher overall productivity. However, there’s plenty of things to choose from and you might be lost as to which type of event will have the greatest effect.
First off, you should start with an objective. Whether it be to reward employees for a successful year or to bond over some fun, the purpose should be clear. Now depending on the purpose and number of people that are invited, you can decide on a theme. Award ceremonies with a dinner afterward are an example of a prestigious event, while on the other hand, you could show everyone a good time and take them go-kart racing. And remember, the planning doesn’t have to be the burden of a single person! If there are going to be many attendees, call on a few people and form a team. Organizing the event can be fun on its own.
A Classy Evening
Hosting a seminar is something employers do often as it is a great way to share ideas regarding future progress. The break time during a seminar, while not that large of a pocket, can be used to host some interesting activities. You could also host an appreciation event to help workers feel wanted. Depending on where you’re from, you could make reservations for a play at a theatre, or take your team on an evening cruise. All of these events can elevate your workers, and help them feel more like peers instead of subordinates. A creative and original idea, which will net you some accessories for your desk along the way, is a photo booth for hire. While you’re dressed for the occasion, why not use the chance and capture the moment? Also, with the huge variety of props and backgrounds, you can be almost anywhere with anyone you want! The memories you’ll have after framing some of these pictures will last you a lifetime.
Aiming for a Fun Time?
It may be true that people enjoy different things, but it’s not that difficult to help everyone have a great time. One approach you could take is to entertain the child that’s hiding in all of us. Some of us have always dreamed of renting a segway and taking it for a spin or going horseback riding. If you’re up for something a bit more dangerous, whitewater kayaking can also lead to a good time. However, this might not be for the faint of heart, and always remember to wear a helmet!
If you’re not the sporty type and this isn’t the type of gathering you’d prefer, there’s a wide number of options for you, as well. Escape games are an interesting bonding experience that challenges your attention to detail. Some of your coworkers might want to play the detective, and so a crime scene investigation game can be a fun team building activity. Magic bears the trait of always being trendy, so why not hire a magician to host a magic show? To end the day, you can always take the team to an adult-sized ball-pit. Who wouldn’t like that?
Don’t be afraid of feedback. Criticism, both positive and negative, can help you learn and make the next corporate gathering many times better. Listen to everyone who participated, and you’ll know what to improve. Maybe someone found the get-together too expensive? Also, not everyone likes the theatre. It may be hard at times to appease everyone, but a compromise should always be available. Remember that no problem is too complicated to solve, and if you’re having trouble feel free to ask for help.
Some people see corporate events as a waste of time and money, but contrarily, they have an immense impact on the company. After you decide the goal of the company gathering, you could ask around for a type of event everyone would enjoy. No matter the type of event that is organized, whether a magic show or a midnight cruise, everyone should try to enjoy the time they’ll spend together.