When your employees have been working hard all year, you want to reward them with something more than just a well-done email or leaving work a little early. If you want to give them something special, why not run an event or an outing that will make them feel valued. Setting up such an event takes time, but if you get it right, you will be giving your employees not just a good day out, but also a nice team bonding exercise that will boost their morale.
Who Will You Invite?
When you begin to organize your trip, the first thing you will need to consider is how many people you will invite. You will want to invite your employees of course, but do you also want to invite their partners? A lot of that depends on what your trip will involve and how much you can spend on the trip for each person. Larger companies while having more money will also have more employees to consider.
Picking the Best Time
When you are thinking about having the event, you need to see what other commitments your company has. Wedding venues are full on weekends but almost vacant during the week and may be a good option for social events. If there is a naturally slower part of the year, then this may be the best time to arrange the event. The other factor is what you will be doing on the day if you are planning a picnic, then you want the best of the weather. If the summer months are not a good time for your company, then consider something inside instead, such as a team sporting event.
Plan for Everyone’s Tastes if You Can
It is human nature that you will have people with different tastes in your company. If you are planning an event, then you need to try and cater to everyone. It might be a little more difficult than you imagine, however, there are ways you can get around it. One way you can work out who would be interested is to place a list of possible events on the notice board. You can then ask people to vote for the one they want. For example, if you are planning to take them to see a show or a concert, then check sites like Ticket Sales to see what gigs are available. Pick a few different types so that you can try to capture all tastes.
How Will They Get There?
Another thing you will need to consider is how everyone will get to the venue. You could have everyone arrange their own transport, but there may be workers that cannot get there on their own. On the other hand, you can provide a coach or minibus to get all your employees from your offices to the venue. It means they will all be able to go, and you will know where everyone is.
If everything goes well, you should have an amazing trip and be able to give your employees an experience that will mean something to them.