“The most successful event is the one that helps you achieve your goal and exceeds what you expect.”
Operating a company is quite a challenging task. Every day entrepreneurs and managers have to ensure that operational efficiency is at an all-time high, employees are motivated, and the company’s goodwill is improving. Of course, doing all these things simultaneously is easier said than done. However, it is not impossible.
One way to accomplish all the objectives is by hosting a company event. They are a great way to establish connections within and outside the organization. But, to achieve that, you need to decide about the theme of the event. Without it, selecting the invitation, food, entertainment, and the rest of the planning process will become a daunting task.
Fortunately, this article can help you get some creative and quirky ideas for your event. But before that, you need to learn about its objective.
Purpose of the event
First of all, you need to understand that every event idea is based on an objective. You need to specify what you wish to achieve from the event. Do you want to celebrate the achievements of your employees? Or, Do you wish to create a network within the industry? In the absence of a purpose, it will only be a waste of time and resources. Although the objective varies from corporation to corporation, you can still reap some of the common benefits, including:
- Creating a strong team
- Getting media attention
- Boosting the morale of employees
- Improving corporate image; and
- Engaging with customers
In a nutshell, it is essential that the main objective is clear to all so that it can be used as a foundation stone to build the whole plan.
Ideas to try
After finalizing your purpose, you can look for the event theme accordingly. Nonetheless, the following are some ideas that you can try based on some of the objectives mentioned above.
“Employee morale boost” events ideas
Employees are the backbone of every organization. It is their hard work, dedication and skills that help the company manage every task and make profits. Therefore, if your primary goal is to encourage the employees to work hard, you can try the following themes.
- Plan a trip
You don’t have to restrict the event theme to indoors. Staying in the same environment where the employees work might not help a lot in improving their mood. That’s the reason why you should try outdoor events. Also, as your target audience for the program is internal, you need not plan something big.
Take your employees on a trip; it will be a getaway from the everyday work stress. You can organize several fun activities that also give small awards to the employees. These small things will uplift their mood, and when they are back at the office, you’ll see an improvement in their productivity.
- Winemaking and lunch
Golf outings and dinners have become an expected theme idea. And why not? It is one of the most popular ideas and is used by almost every organization once a year. However, as your employees always come up with new and out-of-the-box ideas, you should also add some twists in the outings.
Well, you can try winemaking and lunch. It will give you more time to interact with employees and appreciate their hard work. Moreover, winemaking is a fun activity that will help bring everyone together.
“Improving company image” event ideas
Every corporation needs to complete its corporate social responsibility. So, how about the idea of doing so by hosting a volunteering event?
- Food truck dinner
Did you know that approximately 9 million people die every year due to hunger? So, if your efforts can help save even a few people, you should do it. But, doing promotions when you are doing something for a good cause needs to be as minimal as possible.
That’s why you can plan a food truck dinner event to feed those who need it. And for minimal promotions, you can set up giant deck chairs and tables with your company logo and theme of the event printed on them. If you wish, you can also create a social media campaign using the same. You can ask your target audience to visit the event, make donations and post a picture with a deck chair and food truck.
- Helping NGO
Another idea for a volunteering event is to help a nearby NGO. The help can be monetary or nonmonetary; it depends on you. For example, you can collaborate with NGOs for blood donation camps, ask employees to donate old stuff, or help in creating a pet shelter.
It will attract local media and customers. Thus, it will help in improving the public image of the organization. Besides that, you’d get a brilliant opportunity to help those in need. Nonetheless, it will make you and your staff feel good and encourage bonding.
“Team building” event ideas
When many people are working in an organization, the thoughts can collide, and disputes can happen. However, it is essential to resolve them so that the work goes on smoothly. One way to resolve the conflicts is by doing team-building activities.
- Board Game tournament
You can create a board game tournament with two or more teams. It will help in improving teamwork, understanding, leadership and strategizing. It will also help in making an office day more fun and exciting. So, it will create healthy competition along with improving the bond.
- Cooking competition
You can also go to a cooking competition and later celebrate it with a dinner party. Although, you need to find a venue for this as it won’t be possible to turn the office into a kitchen. Create different groups among the employees, ask them to bring every ingredient and prepare a mouthwatering dish.
To sum it all up!
These are some of the creative and fun ideas that you can try for your next company event. Nevertheless, you need to understand your objective for the event and then choose the idea accordingly. Not to mention, these ideas are flexible, so you can also change and modify them as per your requirements.