The last thing you want at a corporate event is bland speeches, ridiculous icebreakers, and a forgettable setting. Company functions are meant to leave a positive impression on employees, and you can only do so by going above and beyond. With how difficult everything has been, company culture and employee engagement mean more now than they ever did before. So today, we have a few tips for you to keep in mind when setting up your next corporate event:
The last thing you want your employees to think is that the meeting they’ve just been to was a waste of time. As you prepare for your next corporate event, provide a clear timeline and make sure everyone adheres to that timeline. If you can, tell stories throughout the meeting that introduce examples, case studies, and customer experiences that highlight your corporation’s mission and impact.
If you are hosting a corporate event, make sure you choose a theme. Consider whether or not you are doing product launches, executive brainstorming, employee engagement or learning, or client or vendor appreciation. Whatever your theme, design your event based upon that idea, which will help prepare your staff for the upcoming event.
Throughout the corporate event, you’ll want to leave room for people to network. Ideally, use these as an opportunity for people to meet who haven’t connected before, whether it’s between departments or vendors and staff. Here is when you may want to develop games and icebreakers that set the mood and help everyone get comfortable with each other. Or at the very least, make sure to provide some food and drinks.
Finally, a corporate event is not any kind of event with making sure your employees have fun. Add some entertainment throughout the event, whether it’s a performer or rent a venue, such as Venetian Arcade. We work with all types of budgets and celebrations and would love to make your corporate event one remember.
Not every person on your staff will be as excited about this corporate event as you are. Throughout your planning, keep these tips in mind to make it a memory to last their professional lifetime.