Do you have a crew that seems to just be going through the motions every day, seemingly void of passion and energy? Fun office events can be powerful tools to turn around the morale of your staff while building a solid rapport between employees and management.
Whether the gatherings are simple recognitions of birthdays, work anniversaries, or are used as a celebration for meeting company goals, these meetings can prove to be invaluable in how they affect employees in countless intangible ways.
One positive effect of putting on work parties is the opportunity for recognition. Employees go through the daily grind over and over, often without being told how much they are appreciated. A great way to show this appreciation is to formally recognize work achievement in front of their peers at fun office events.
These gatherings are also great for team building exercises. Employees can easily find themselves feeling disconnected from their coworkers and from the company as a whole. Having get-togethers that focus on having fun together and building relationships can go a lot further in improving company morale than having simple informational or training meetings.
Another intangible benefit of holding recreational office events is motivation. This works in a variety of ways. When employees see their coworkers get publicly recognized, for instance, it can have the effect of driving them to want to work harder for that same recognition. These gatherings can also motivate employees by making your workers feel valued. If workers believe that their company really cares for them as individuals, and not just as a means to profit, then they can have a greater desire to work hard for the company. Seeing that a company is willing to spend some of its profits on providing a relaxing break for its employees can speak volumes, making office events invaluable instruments that managers have at their disposal.