Corporate Events & Company Parties Los Angeles

Higher Employee Production

Savvy entrepreneurs, business owners, and human resource managers know that happy employees are productive employees. When employees are both physically and emotionally comfortable in their environment, they become more capable of higher production.

How Company Events Contribute to Employee Productivity

Most people dream of loving their job. They want to thoroughly enjoy the work they do and be happy within their workspace. Considering that at least half of our waking hours are spent at work, is that so unrealistic a thing to ask? Those who enjoy their jobs are more likely to be better at it. In contrast, employees who do not like their jobs usually put in the minimum effort.

It is common wisdom for businesses to sponsor periodic corporate events, parties, seminars, picnics, and other events to foster higher employee morale and productivity . After all, the word “corporate” itself comes from the Latin root corpus, meaning “body.” To tend and care for the body, each part must be healthy and work harmoniously with the whole.  The same applies to business.

But why corporate events? Sure, there are other ways of making employees happy, like improving their workspace with free snacks and offering unlimited PTO. But corporate parties are so much more than just a social gathering. They help employees feel validated, promote creativity, and foster improved teamwork. Plus, it improves your company culture. Businesses with engaged employees make 2.5x more than those that do not.

Health Benefits of Doing Things With Your Employees Outdoors

Forbes magazine has empirically backed research that shows the following positive outcomes from opportunities wherein employees can have occasions outside. Some proven benefits are:

  • Improved happiness
  • Better health
  • Better memory
  • Less stress
  • More energy

If the season permits, try to choose an event venue that is out of doors. Whatever you do, try not to have the event at the office. The office is for working, and can dampen the mood. Get your employees out of this environment to see them more in their natural element.

Corporate Event Types

Types of Corporate Events

Most people think of Christmas and Employee Appreciation Day for corporate events, but the fact is that there are many different types of corporate parties and many reasons to hold one. Following are a few ideas:

  • Holiday parties
  • Company anniversary celebrations
  • Catered breakfast or lunch
  • Humanitarian projects
  • Team building activities
  • Trade shows, expos, and product launches
  • Company sports teams
  • Annual shareholders meetings
Corporate Activity Ideas

Activity Ideas

There are many ways to boost employee morale with a company event. Here are some of our top ideas:

  • Laser tag
  • Learn a new skill
  • Set up a scavenger hunt
  • Host a cook-off
  • Karaoke night
  • Play a board game
  • Play a video game
  • Escape room
  • Set up an outdoor cinema
  • Trampoline park
  • Trail riding
  • Nature Hike
  • Yoga
  • Zumba

Make sure to survey your employees before deciding on an activity. For best results, narrow down the list of handful things, and then let them choose.

How to Hold a Successful Corporate Event

Assign an appropriate number of people for party planning. Depending on the size of the event, you will need to delegate one, two, or a committee of persons for the task of planning the event.

Pick the right people. Most corporations assign the duty of planning and coordinating their corporate event to a certain individual within their company. It is a good idea to assign this duty to one of your more creative and sociable employees. In fact, it may surprise you to know that you will likely be better off to choose a creative mind more than a super organized personality.

Determine and set aside a specific budget for the event. Developing an appropriate budget for your event depends on several factors, such as occasion, number of employees, time of year (venues can be more affordable at some times over others), and how much you have to spare. Make sure to nail down these factors before you start to plan the event.

Know your employees. The event should benefit the majority of the demographics of the corporation. For example, younger employees might enjoy a very active event such as a a humanitarian project, whereas older demographics might enjoy more leisurely activities like a game day.

Make sure your employees can attend. Pick a time and date for the event when most (if not all, depending on the size of your company) of your employees can attend at least some part of it. If your company must be manned 24/7, consider holding multiple events that different shifts can attend.

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