Planning a corporate event that is both informative and fun is not always easy to do. While in the midst of planning, you might even start to wonder how on earth it will all come together.
The importance of regular corporate events has been proven time and time again.
A good corporate event has the ability to tighten the bonds between staff, increase staff loyalty and enhance the overall company culture.
Remember, employees want to belong to a rewarding workplace.
And clients prefer to work with engaged professionals.
Therefore every step you take to ensure your staff are happy should be seen as an investment in your company.
Success can only come from a well-planned corporate event, so don’t fear the planning process. But if you find it hard to get the ball rolling, these five tips should steer you in the right direction.
Set aside the time
We’re all prone to a little procrastination, but this is one area where you can’t afford to leave things to the last minute.
We know how daunting it can be to add ‘planning a corporate event’ to your long to-do list. However, allocating small amounts of time here and there may be all you need to pull off a great event.
If time is too stretched and the thought of planning overwhelms your already-crammed schedule, ask a group or staff to volunteer some of their time to planning. Having them directly involved will give them more say in what they want to get out of the event. It will also set you up for any future events if you have inside information into what your staff like to do.
You will be surprised at how quickly you become an expert in the field of corporate event planning.
Like anything in life, practice makes perfect.
The more events you plan, the better they become over time.
Book an all-inclusive package
If there’s one thing we can suggest that will save you copious amounts of time, it’s to book an all-inclusive package.
Booking a corporate event package means that in one phone call you’ll secure your venue, food and beverage, entertainment and transport – some of the more time-consuming tasks.
Whether you’re after a conference-style event or a night on the dance floor, Party Bus has a package to suit.
To be able to tick off as many tasks as possible in one easy package gives you the freedom to spend more time on the fun stuff.
Party Bus covers the elements of a corporate event that are often deemed the most stressful.
When you book a Party Bus package you get these out of the way!
Plan activities that will engage your staff
Your staff are the most important part of a corporate event, therefore they need to be the focus.
Activities should be engaging and should help staff interact with each other in ways they’ve not done before.
But all-in-all there must be a purpose to the activities you have chosen. They must be relevant to your workplace and offer an educational element.
We have come a long way since the days of tug-of-war and trust exercises.
The internet is full with creative ideas for activities at corporate events.
Activities that allow your staff to laugh together are some of the most popular, and they do more than just provide light entertainment. They assist in opening lines of communication between employees and friendly banter goes a long way in strengthening relationships.