A holiday business event is a perfect way to celebrate your team and wrap up the year by ending on a strong note! Appreciating where you started and seeing how far you have come as a team is important for both growth and goal setting. It keeps the momentum moving for success and helps carry it over into the following year.
When creating a holiday business event, it is important to keep in mind that the event is for your employees. If done right, your employees will be able to destress, socialize, and build into your company culture.
The three reasons why you shouldn’t skip the end of the year holiday business event.
The end of the year is a stressful time in both your employee’s work and social lives. Hosting a company holiday party is a great way to relieve stress and to reward your employees. By helping your employees relax and forget about the daily stress of work you can create appreciation.
Similarly, take advantage and maximize the excitement of your business event by renting out an outside venue. Leaving work and driving to a company holiday party can help emphasize the separation of work and socialization. Being in a different environment will help your employees focus on destressing and enjoying their time away from the companies bottom line.
At the end of the day, your holiday business event will be key in helping your employees transition into the new year. In short, with a new sense of satisfaction, your company is on its way to having a successful start to the new year.
Social gatherings among coworkers is proven to promote better team bonding and efficiency in the workplace. Breaking down initial social barriers in a neutral setting can benefit the overall morale of a business. Holiday parties are a popular opportunity to build social cohesion that can yield beneficial business outcomes.
Holiday business events create the best scenario for departments that normally do not interact to get to know each other. Putting a name to a face can really help the way that departments communicate with each other. This gives the social butterflies and shyer employees encouragement to move out of their departments and socialize with each other.
In addition, it may be difficult to create the same success during normal business hours. Company holiday parties do offer a unique scenario to make employees feel more comfortable and at ease with their fellow workers. For your next party, try to create fun events that will help encourage your employees to interact with each other.
3. Build Culture
Being able to step out of the business setting in today’s world is important for employee and employer relations. The expectations are much higher for employers to go the extra mile and provide a unique working experience. Look at some of the largest and successful businesses and view how they build their culture around their employees.
For example, by keeping the work environment fresh and exciting, Google passively is able to help its employees’ needs. Avoiding resentment from building internal eagerness and preventing work from becoming stale.
However, by constantly creating business events at your workplace, you are creating culture-building opportunities. Set a standard in your business to reward employees during the holidays with business events. This will help your business to attract new clients and potential new applicants who are attracted to your culture.
Not every business has the luxury of Google to allocate its time is this way, but holiday parties are a close second. The premise remains the same, bonding with something that is outside of the core job is beneficial. I would argue that a holiday party at on off-site location is more effective and easier overall to plan.
Take advantage of our flexible venue spaces for your next holiday business event. The Business Expo Center has different options available to fit your exact vision for your end of the year holiday party. Reserve a space today!