If you’re in charge of planning a corporate event, you know how important it is for everyone to have fun while team building. If your office is tired of going to the same type of events, it may be time for you to step up and show your office a good time. If you’re at a loss for ideas, here are some ways to amp up the fun at your next corporate event.
- Rent a beach house.
One of the best venues for throwing an all-out company retreat is a large estate. They’re private, they’re fun, and they provide plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities that will encourage company bonding.
- Have a company happy hour. After a long and stressful week at the office, who wouldn’t love a chance to unwind with some coworkers? Spending for cocktail hours has risen to 76% from 69% in 2010, and it’s not for no reason — they can truly be an absolute blast. This can be an event held at a restaurant, bar, or even a coworker’s house. Bonus points for organizing drinking games!
In the midst of our chaotic lives, it’s important to remember that giving back to the community is valuable and fulfilling. Organize a group of coworkers to attend a park to pick up trash, a soup kitchen to help serve, or a retirement home to assist in elderly activities. Whatever the cause, it’s certain to be a success and promote a special sense of togetherness that you don’t always get with other team building activities.
- Go to a sporting event.
Sports are something that bring people of all ages together for a night of fun. You can place bets, carpool together, and root for your favorite team all at the same time. What’s not to love?
Overall, corporate events should aim to motivate, educate, and inspire your fellow employees. Your company works hard, and they should be recognized and rewarded for it. The key to maintaining employee satisfaction is continued respect and recognition. Take your time in planning special events, and always express continued appreciation and support to your employees.