While we spend a significant amount of our time working with colleagues, corporate events are usually an opportunity in our working life for team members to come together and get to know each other away from the pressures of work. If you would like to learn more about fun ways to create bonds and boost morale for your company or team, continue below as we explain why events are a good idea and describe some fun ideas worth considering for your next corporate event.
What is a Corporate Event and Why Hold One?
Want to take a break from the usual schedule, boost morale, acknowledge achievements, and let employees know their hard work is not going unnoticed? A corporate event is a great way to show appreciation and build bonds between employees—especially those in different departments who may not interact regularly—to encourage creativity, reduce stress, and attract and retain employees.
Corporate Event Ideas
Corporate events can take various forms depending on the targets and goals their organizers have in mind. A recent trend is to organize events in a more fun-oriented manner, which means there are more choices than ever for holding an event that is different from more standard gatherings but still ticks the boxes for business purposes. Discover a style of event that is both fun and engaging. Are you looking to bring in some healthy competition, foster creativity, and bring out the strengths and weaknesses of employees to help them understand each other? Or, perhaps you are looking for a more relaxing type of event where people can just take their minds off work-related matters?
How to Plan a Corporate Event
Give yourself plenty of time when setting up an event. Create a team to assist in brainstorming ideas and help organize and ease the workload. Check in frequently with the person responsible for the budget and begin implementing the plan once approved. Before or on the day, share the entire schedule with participants. After the event, gather feedback and ideas for future events from participants.
Corporate Event Planning Checklist
The following is a checklist of things to consider when planning an event. Make sure to ask these questions during the planning of a corporate event.
Fun Corporate Event Ideas to Sign Up for
Here are some ideas for fun events to help bring your colleagues together.
Cooking Class Corporate Event
Food brings us together, and cooking classes are a great example. Through workshops, challenges, tours, and dining events, corporate cooking classes help encourage team building and communication while offering fun and delicious food.
Sports Day Corporate Event
Get away from the office with a fun and energetic sports day. Whether indoors or outdoors, compete against each other or as a team across a variety of sports and activities. Sports not only relieve stress and promote a healthy lifestyle, but also foster teamwork and camaraderie among employees.
Corporate Event at a Unique Venue
Add a touch of history or culture to your next party by holding them beyond the usual modern venues and instead hold it at a theatre, museum or even an aquarium. Find the perfect backdrop for your event that brings a sense of fun, nostalgia and curiosity.
Virtual Corporate Events to Bring People Together
Should your team be spread out across the country or even the world, holding a virtual event would be ideal to bring everyone together.
Virtual Wine Tasting Corporate Event
Wine tasting is a great way to bring people together online. The organizer sends a package of wines or other beverages to each participant’s address. During the event, a sommelier provides information on the wines and how best to enjoy them. This activity is a great way to connect and spend time together among the finer things in life.
Virtual Trivia Corporate Event
Test your knowledge against that of your colleagues with a virtual trivia experience. Like trivia nights held at local pubs, form teams and compete to find who has the best knowledge on subjects like history, sports, pop culture, and maybe even custom-made questions about your company and colleagues.
Virtual Entertainment Corporate Event
Engage participants by bringing on board a virtual guest entertainer, speaker or music performance as part of your event program. Whether they be newcomers or more established and famous individuals, entertainers, speakers or performers, incorporating people who are experienced in working virtual events can take yours to the next level.
Future of Corporate Events
Companies are looking at long-term team-building events to develop camaraderie and boost morale among their staff. These include daily games based on familiarization to help employees, particularly new employees, settle in quicker and build a stronger sense of belonging: orienteering, “welcome” games, and other forms of team building. Other long-term corporate event trends include value-added creative and interactive team-building activities such as creating company-related videos and other forms of marketing or setting up charity events.
Maintaining a happy and motivated workforce is essential in the workplace. Bringing fun to corporate events is an effective way to show appreciation, bring out another side of your team’s personality, and help boost morale. Such events have moved on to embrace more fun and occasionally wacky ideas that can be done in-person or even online. With online events becoming more commonplace, don’t be surprised to see corporate events moving into new realms, such as incorporating AR and VR technology.
We understand that every company and organization has its own unique requirements. JTB can offer a wide variety of ideas to help you create an event close to the ideal for your company. Contact us for more information about how we can help you create a fun and engaging corporate event.
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