It’s 2019, the start of a new year. Work has resumed and employees are settling back into the workplace feeling refreshed and well-rested. After a sunny summer break, getting back into work is not always easy. Many workplaces allow for a week or so of ‘settling in time’ where work is at a slower pace. Before work reaches it’s normal intensity, now is the perfect time to plan corporate events for 2019.
In a couple of weeks’ time, work will pick up to its usual pace and our summer holiday will seem like a distant memory. When this happens, there’ll be very little time to focus on anything but work. Before you know it, it’ll be Christmas time again and you’ll look back on the year wishing you’d done more for the team and planned something earlier.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Make the most of this short breather and mark some dates for corporate events on the calendar.
You may not get another opportunity like this all year.
Now is the perfect time to plan corporate events. Here’s why.
Secure the dates, secure the venues
Your team’s calendars haven’t filled up yet so now is the time to get together and set some dates for corporate events. We say ‘some’ because all workplaces benefit greatly from regular corporate events. Your team will also find it easier to block out dates in their calendars before they become chock-a-block with commitments.
Setting the date early means you can secure venues and create a brief outline of what you want to achieve from each event.
It doesn’t have to be in full detail just yet.
From a casual get-together after work to a full-day team building activity, there is a lot to be gained from deciding what you want to do in advance.
Staff will be regularly rewarded
The beginning of the year is a great time for workplaces. Staff have a fresh mind set and a clear idea of their goals for the coming 12 months. However, as the year progresses and the workload builds up, staff need to be reminded of their value and given a little motivation injection.
It’s up to you to regularly reward your staff’s efforts and show them you appreciate their hard work. Regular corporate events are both an opportunity for learning and an opportunity to say thank you.
It doesn’t have to be a full-day event every time.
Even a morning tea shout here and there can go a long way.
The point is to plan corporate events now so your staff are given regular boosts of motivation and feel valued all year round.
Better preparation results in better events
It goes without saying that planning is the best way to get organised. When we feel rushed or under pressure, we’re far less likely to plan a great event.
Doing the ground work now means that all your events can be lined up and ready to go. Right now, you only really need to secure a date, think of an idea and book a venue.
Think of the key months in 2018 when staff needed a boost in morale. Plan corporate events around these times to ensure staff productivity remains high throughout 2019.
A little preparation goes a long way. The more prepared you are, the better your corporate events will be and your team will be more appreciative.
Plan corporate events in the near future as well
When we plan for the year ahead, we tend to think beyond the upcoming month or so. Planning corporate events for the near future is just as important, if not more important, than those you’ll plan further into the year.
Corporate events early in the year give you a chance to remind your staff of the workplace culture. It’s also an opportunity to set goals together, go over the company values and to reconnect with each other. Your first corporate event sets the tone for those to come and strengthens relationships among staff.
Only good things can come from having the first corporate event sooner rather than later.
A corporate event at Markovina Vineyard Estate is easy to organise and covers all the bases for a fantastic get together. Parties, seminars, conferences and day time events can all be enjoyed here and our team of experts will execute your event like a well-oiled machine.
Not only is our space perfect for all kinds of corporate events, we have on-site chefs who can provide an extensive menu.
We will continue to use Markovina for our functions as the staff always make us feel welcome and go above and beyond what is required every year. – Appliance Shed Papatoetoe
We receive bookings early in the year from companies planning corporate events who are well organised, so it’s good to secure your dates with us early to avoid disappointment at other times of year.
You are welcome to pop in and see us, we’d love to meet you.
Call us today to arrange a time, or book your date and leave the planning in our capable hands.