From time to time, work functions can be well developed. They can be enjoyed in more ways than one. They can either be extremely well worth it, or disastrous. Usually, a free bar or a composite bar can dictate which one it ends up being. There are many reasons as to why you might organize a work function. It might be the office Christmas party, you might be celebrating the move to a new office or an order well fulfilled, or perhaps the staff awards ceremony is around the corner.
But if you’re going to invest in this, you want it to stand out. This is because not only will it motivate staff and help the entire team bond together, but also will be part of the history of your firm. For this reason, it has your branding’s DNA written through every decision you make. With that in mind, please consider our advice to help you throw the best work function possible, especially if this is your first time:
Document It Well
There’s almost no point to a work function if your employees are going to forget it next year, or if some of them leave the team. This means that hiring a videographer to document your awards ceremony, a professional photographer and photo booth hire to ensure both professional and hilarious pictures together, and ensuring people give their feedback on it afterwards can not only help you remember this event with fondness but also allows you to develop a better one over time.
Serve A Purpose
Coming together to make use of a free bar or some other surface-level celebration is only asking for trouble. Instead, have your work function serve a purpose higher than team bonding because your team will bond in the face of that, without feeling forced to. For example, a yearly awards ceremony can help you celebrate your staff and motivate them to work harder in the next year. But sometimes it needn’t be as artificial as this can possibly come across. A simple ‘year-in-review’ can help you demonstrate some of your findings with a presentation and then onto the party.
Businesses often have a strong opportunity in that they can liaise with other businesses to make things work more smoothly or to open opportunities that might not have existed. For example, let’s say you run a relatively popular restaurant in town. You might be able to trade with an event space or hosting company for this event, in return for a free night of restaurant hosting for the team of the business in question. This can serve as an opportunity for goodwill on both sides, but may also give you access to VIP booths or other amenities that you might have had to pay plenty for. Just be sure the favour is returned and you’ll make another strong B2B connection worth enjoying in the process.
With these tips, you’re sure to make your work function stand out.