Everyone loves a good company picnic or happy hour. But did you know that employee events like these help strengthen your company culture? Here are the ways your company benefits from putting on events:
- Employee events promote team building. Fun group activities like bowling, playing softball or even joining a 5k create a team environment in which employees work together toward a shared goal. And by participating in these casual activities outside of the workplace, employees get to know each other on a whole new level. They get the chance to see a different side of each other, and with that can come a different set of skills, talents and interests that they can bond over.
- Throwing a party for your team shows employee appreciation. At Smarty Had A Party, we’re all about employee appreciation, and one way we show our employees how much they mean to us is by celebrating them every chance we get. From a morning bagel break to bigger events like a casino night or family picnic, company parties promote fun and celebration in the workplace, making your entire team feel wanted and appreciated.
- Company events help build new relationships. Get togethers outside of the workplace allow employees working in different departments or staff from different levels within the company to shed those separations and get to know each other on a more personal level. If your employees work in different locations or even different cities, an all-company event allows people who work together remotely to meet in person and put a face to the voice on the other end of the phone. And after the party, stronger personal relationships help remove barriers and encourage the free sharing of ideas and methods.
We enjoy all these benefits and more by throwing regular parties for our employees. What has your company gained by holding employee events?