There inevitably comes a time when every week in the office starts to feel the same, day in and day out. After all, we are only human. That’s why it’s important to change things up every so often, get out of the office and do something fun. And yes, that means non-work related! Planning a corporate event for your employees is a great way to give them some time outside of the office with the people they work with every day.
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What is a Corporate Event?
A corporate event is an occasion organised by a business for its employees. It can be anything, so long as it results in a positive impact on your work environment. Some of the most common events include evening drinks, lunchtime meals, indoor games, icebreakers, or outdoor activities where everyone can get involved.
After all, the purpose of a corporate event is to accommodate your employees. So let’s get into the reasons why you should organise events and the benefits of doing so.
Validate Your Employees
Hosting corporate events makes your employees feel valued and recognised. It is important to realise that most employees don’t simply want a salary; they want to be a part of a community and feel respected by their employers. Showing respect will make them happier and more confident, increasing their performance and willingness to work.
In 2019, Oxford University conducted research that stated happy employees are 13% more productive at work.
The importance of team building is often overlooked, but it’s a critical aspect for all businesses. Employees benefit massively by interacting and building relationships with each other. Corporate events are a great way to encourage this interaction and to help grow a community within the workplace. Team-building activities outside of work also contribute to increasing communication in group work and tasks inside the business.
Socializing between team members improves communication patterns by more than 50%. This results in time spent more efficiently when working as a team.
Breaking Up The Year
At some point, we all need a break, a time to recharge our batteries for the next few months to come. One function of corporate events is to give your employees a break from the everyday workload that they’re striving to keep up with. It’s also a great way to physically break up the year so that employees and business owners can reflect and head into the next quarter with a fresh, productive mindset.
Since the pandemic, 88% of companies are getting back to planning in-person events and team gatherings for 2022 and 2023.
Corporate events are a great way to celebrate success and milestones within the business. Doing so will reassure your employees that they played a part in that success and further reinforce their confidence in the business. Your employees will be inspired to aim for milestones in the future, knowing that it’s appreciated.
There is nothing worse than low morale in the workplace. Doing the same tasks day after day gets tedious, and tensions can start to run high. Often if people are having a bad week or month, it’s hard to get out of the loop. Planning a corporate event goes a long way in boosting the spirit of your employees, breaking the loop, and adopting a new perspective on work.
An event for your employees doesn’t have to be an adventurous journey through rivers and mountains, often the best event is a place where your employees can relax and interact with one another.
Get In Touch
We hope this article helped you to understand the importance of corporate events and the impact they have on your employees.
At Oakridge Golf Club, we’ve hosted corporate events from end-of-summer barbeques to company golf days to dinners with motivational speakers. Whatever your need, we’ll work with you to make it happen. If you want to find out more about our venue, then learn more here or call us on 01676 541389 and a member of our team would be happy to help.