Events and Employees: Build Better Relations Fast!

By Gaurav Belani

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In a world where working in an office may at times seem like an endless tale of gazing at screens and droning at desks, employees feel burnt out and become impatient.

This reduces their productivity and their relationships with each other also worsen. But don't worry we have got you covered.

So what are you waiting for? Quickly fasten your seatbelts and accompany us on a trip where we unveil a lot of different, hilarious, and incredibly cool event ideas not only to elevate the relationship between the employees but also to make the workplace amazing! Here they are,

1. Party Buses are a Great Way to Chill

Here is one of the best event ideas to make the workplace fun and interesting. Wondering what it is? If you thought of a party bus, then you are right! The Party Bus has everything that employees can ask for, such as music, an amazing sound system, captivating lighting effects, a television, and even a Wi-Fi connection. Wait, there's more! Party buses offer a unique platform for building better relationships.

Events such as karaoke sessions, charades, and dance competitions break the ice between employees. Planning an event like a party bus has its challenges. So here are a few tips to make your work easier,

  • Decide a theme for the party bus.
  • Schedule the party bus and make reservations with event ticketing software to save time.
  • Always select the bus that can easily accommodate all your invited employees.
  • Make sure the bus has a valid license and insurance.
  • Use mail, posters, and digital invites for communication regarding the meeting point, timing, and dress code.
  • Prepare an itinerary that includes starting and ending times along with the minutes allotted to each activity.

Last piece of advice! You can enjoy alcoholic drinks on party buses, but make sure they're within the specified limit. You don't want to get ticketed for DUI for a public nuisance.

2. Break the Monotony of Employees through Outdoor Sports Events

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." That's also the case with employees. Nobody wants to sit behind the desk for long hours and stare at the screen like a zombie. How very boring! It's time to say goodbye to the "work is boring" blues. Instead, give employees a feeling of excitement by organizing outdoor sporting events! Sporting events such as basketball, soccer, baseball, or any other outdoor activity will be your ultimate tool for freshening up the employees, increasing their productivity, and making them understand the value of teamwork.

And here is food for your thoughts. It's not just about the game; it's about building a team that's as strong in the office as they are in the field. Here are a few points to keep in mind while organizing an outdoor sports event,

  • Make sure the venue is booked and is spacious enough to accommodate everyone invited.
  • Facilities like parking, restrooms, and seating arrangements will enhance the experience of employees.
  • Always select the sports keeping in mind the interest level of employees.
  • You don't want your employees to sustain injuries. In that case, keep the first aid kits ready, and don't forget to hire professional medical staff.
  • Make sure you have enough sports equipment and supplies.

Also don't forget to include the live commentary. It spices things up and makes the sporting event more engaging and humorous.

3. Let Employees Understand Each Other through Department Swap Event

Have you ever wondered how to refuel your team's collaboration and sense of respect for each other? Here's one of the best event ideas for you! Just unleash the wand of the Department Swap event and watch the magic unfold! Wow! What a scenario it would be!

The sales team dives into the world of the content team, and the finance team oversees the work of the operations team. It would be a cool team bonding activity with endless possibilities. And employees of other departments will also understand why HR never accepts their appraisals.????

4. Understanding Teamwork and Time Management through Scavenger Hunt Event

Don't you ever dare call Scavenger Hunt child's play because they're the secret sauce for making employees understand the value of time! Imagine being in a race against time, deciphering clues, and facing difficult challenges together. Teamwork is the name of the game in the Scavenger Hunt events.

As employees collaborate, they can perform S.W.O.T. analysis and understand each other. But wait, there's more! With pressure and deadlines looming, employees who work as a team learn to make split-second decisions, manage resources, and stay focused. It's something they can emulate in real life, too. Who knows, the bitter rivals at work might become the best of friends after a scavenger hunt.????

5. Create Good Vibes through Company Concerts

Do you want to shake things up and make your employees turbocharged by planning an event? Just organize a concert and see themselves groove to the rhythm divine! Keep in mind that a concert isn't always meant to be an extravagant rock show (though that could be fantastic????).

It's about bringing every employee together, creating vibes, and enjoying the moment. And hey, the best part? It's not just for the employees. Their friends or families are also invited. Here's another event idea to make the concert more interactive. How about letting employees showcase their hidden talents? Hosting an open mic or a jam session can reveal a hidden rockstar and a future Grammy winner maybe? Keep these tips in mind while organizing a concert,

  • Keep the guest list in mind while booking the venue.
  • Don't go beyond the prescribed budget.
  • In case of an outdoor concert, always be ready with a backup plan.
  • The selection of bands or performers should resonate with the concert's theme and the preferences of employees.
  • Don't forget to hire a competent technical staff to monitor sound systems, lighting, stage setup, and any special effects.
  • Use event ticketing software to facilitate the ticketing process and track the guests.

6. Brighten up the Employees' Day through the Bring Your Pets to Office Event

You don't want to miss this event idea that will make your Employees' day memorable. Organize bringing your pets to the office event and see how just another day in the office transforms into an ”extraordinary day”! Bringing your furry friends to work isn't just about showing off. It's about cultivating relationships.

Imagine the happiness of the employees who love pets but for some reason, they can't keep pets in their homes. But wait there's more! It gives employees a chance to bond over funny stories and incidents as pet owners. Furry Friends also act as stress busters and make the workplace more vibrant. Although such an event sounds fun and easy to organize, here are certain points to keep in mind,

  • Make sure the furry friends are clean and properly groomed. You don't want the workplace to be spoiled with dirt and hair.
  • Ensure they are fully vaccinated.
  • Don't forget to carry litter bags with you.
  • Untrained pets should not be allowed.
  • Keep the treats handy. A hungry pet can become aggressive.
  • Assign a separate play space for them in the office.

And last but not least, don't forget to take pictures. You can create a photo booth to capture a bucket load of memories with your furry friends.

Conclusion

It's time to wrap up. But always remember that offices aren't always about the grind and hustle. They are also about forging relationships. The above ideas will not only transform your office into a place full of smiles, teamwork, and never-ending memories, it will also make your employees go from “meh” to “yeah” in a jiffy.

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