A good corporate event is not only great for team morale, but it also helps employees feel like part of a family. Doing fun activities together improves communication and camaraderie, which in turn helps teams be more productive.
Tips for Planning a Corporate Event
- Thinking Ahead – Make sure to check the calendar and choose a date for your corporate event that doesn’t fall on or near a holiday (as people will be more likely to be out of the office around holidays and long weekends). You also need to make sure the date doesn’t conflict with other important dates like big meetings or major deadlines. Keep the cadence of your business in mind and avoid a date that falls in the midst of a busy time like during order season or close to tax deadlines.
- The Right Theme and Venue – Don’t try to force people into having fun or talking. Instead, just pick an activity that is fun and engaging like bowling. Bowling is great for people of all ages and abilities. It also gives people plenty of opportunity to chat and mingle.
- Communicate – Make sure everyone is on the same page by creating a calendar invitation with all the details including the address, location, parking info, and what to wear and bring.