It can be tough to be stuck in an office during the summer months when everyone is itching to get outside into the sunshine. So, why not give the people what they want? What your employees really want this summer is a laid-back work retreat or company day of fun that boosts team morale, bonds co-workers, and rewards your hardworking staff for their efforts. You can make your company event purely about entertainment with a themed party or combine business with pleasure for a team-building retreat that does double duty.
Pick a Theme
If you’re not sure where to start with corporate event planning, begin by picking a theme. A theme can focus the event and inspire lots of ideas for decor and activities. Why not host a field day-themed retreat complete with relay races and friendly competitions? Or how about a family-friendly company picnic with lawn games and great food?
Mix Business and Pleasure
How often do you have your whole team gathered together? It might be a good time to talk business — just make sure the work is balanced with the play. Perhaps the morning of your retreat could be spent discussing company goals and training, while the afternoon could be reserved for entertaining activities.
Team-building exercises are a great way to get everyone moving, keep the energy flowing, and help coworkers get to know each other better. Activities that promote teamwork don’t have to be boring; there are many corporate event team bonding exercises that are engaging and fun. Your employees will bond with each other and feel inspired.
Treat Your Employees
At the end of the day, make your corporate retreat fun and entertaining for your employees. It should be a treat to your team, not perceived as dreaded forced bonding time. Add entertainment, like a live band, carnival games, or dancing. Ensure everyone is well-fed with a delicious meal, food stations, or a surprise dessert bar. Reward your employees, and they’ll feel more motivated than ever to keep the company strong and thriving.
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