Whether you’re planning a large office holiday party or a small company outing, take fun seriously. The more you plan, the more relaxed you will be and the more fun you’ll have with your team. The worst part of planning a last minute holiday activity, is that it will feel last minute, and the only solution to last minute is to break the bank.
Mark your calendar to get started! Let your team know that you’re planning an office holiday party. Surprise holiday activities are generally a bad idea. The end of the year is a busy time for everyone. Provide basic details about what you are planning in your invitation. This also gives you time to make adjustments, if necessary. Here is some etiquette on the subject.
Existing Company Calendars:
Outlook, Google Calendar, Intranet
▲ Familiar platform
▲ Update notifications
▲ Consolidated information
▼ Easily buried
▼ Update notifications (too many?)
Hand deliver, when possible, to avoid missing someone.
▲ Personal touch
▲ Significant meaning
▼ Impossible to update
▼ Easily lost
Evite, Smilebox, Celebrations.com, Facebook, EventBrite
▲ WOW factor
▲ Update notifications
▲ Consolidated information
▼ May get blocked by spam
▼ Unfamiliar platform
▼ Personal & professional overlap
Now that you have the date, start with reviewing last year’s company holiday party:
- Who were the key decision makers?
- Where was it held?
- What was the turnout?
- Did the timing work?
- Were than any issues around food? Alcohol?
- Did people like the activities? If not, why?
- Are there elements that you can improve or expand on?
Image Credit: Michael’s Cookie Jar
Don’t have the big budget for a team building extravaganza? No worries! We’ve got you covered with plenty of Do-It-Yourself Team Building Products you can choose from in our DIY Store. You don’t always need tons of time or money for a big team building activity or retreat.
The workplace can be stressful at times and it’s important for employees to step outside the office to recharge. With summer generally considered to be a more carefree time, it’s a perfect season to host a company outing. Summer outings can be entertaining, but also establish a more interactive and positive workplace. Summer is right around the corner, and this is a great time to consider your outing plans! Find out how to get a jump start on planning your summer outings for companies below!
When you’re making your New Year’s resolutions, keep in mind what you achieved in the past year, both positives and negatives. The truth is, while we can make as many New Year’s resolutions as we want, they won’t come to fruition if you don’t actually have the motivation and care to.
Transitions can be tough and the transition from a fast-paced, fun-filled summer to a slower fall season is no different. Here’s how to help your team embrace this time of change and prepare your company for a successful autumn with some fun team bonding activities.
Administrative Professionals’ Day (also known as Administrative Assistant Day, Secretaries Day or Admin Day) is a day to highlight the important role of secretaries, assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support, which is observed in several countries.
Memorial Day reminds us that summer is close but don’t forget what the true meaning behind the day is! Memorial Day can have different meanings for everyone. Often times, people use this day as a celebration for the arrival of summer. Cookouts, family reunions and a 3-day-weekend are all a blast but they can take away the importance of what the day truly signifies. While you celebrate good food and loved ones, don’t forget to pay your respects to those who have died fighting for our country. Pause, reflect and honor.
Get It On Video When it comes to planning the next big teambuilding experience, many aspects can get a little stressful and somewhat overwhelming. Deciding the type of experience you want your staff to have is essential for a successful event. If you’re looking to save some money on the next big event, consider this offer. Usually, if you want your event filmed, it comes with the hassle of hiring a separate videographer to capture it. Now, along with an unforgettable experience, you can save some money too. TeamBonding is offering to film your event free of charge and provide the footage to you and your staff in exchange for allowing us to use the footage as promotional content for TeamBonding. The programs currently offering this exchange are listed below.
Planning the perfect team building experience may at times seem overwhelming, especially when choosing a venue. Choosing the backdrop for your event, the space that will influence all other decisions may seem like a daunting task since there are literally thousands of options. Thankfully, these efficient, user-friendly websites will do most of the work for you. These venue finders can drastically improve and speed-up the process to finding your perfect venue.
Enter your email and we’ll add you to our newsletter of helpful tips, tricks, and techniques.