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.
Forbes magazine has empirically backed research that shows the following positive outcomes from opportunities wherein employees can have occasions outside. Some proven benefits are:
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.
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:
There are many ways to boost employee morale with a company event. Here are some of our top ideas:
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.
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