You spend a lot of time at work with your coworkers and colleagues, so it’s definitely helpful to develop a friendly relationship with them. A great way to do this is by organizing company culture events, where you get together for a few hours either during or outside of normal work hours to build relationships and maybe even make some friends. Here are three great company event ideas for building company culture.
Hosted Happy Hour
One of the easier ways to forge some closer relationships at work and get to know your coworkers a little better is by putting together a company hosted happy hour. This can be done at a local bar or restaurant that’s close to your office so it’s easy for people to attend. The company can sponsor the happy hour (maybe pay for one round of drinks) to encourage people to attend. However, you need to be careful with any event that involves drinking to make it clear that people are not required to attend. This is why it may be better to host the event at a restaurant over a bar – everyone likes to eat, but not everyone likes to drink.
Go to a Baseball, Football or Other Sports Game
Another fun way to bond with coworkers outside of work is by heading to some sort of sporting event together. Baseball games are a great option for the spring, since the weather is usually nice, and there’s lots of open-air seating to enjoy it. Furthermore, there are always baseball games during the week, so it’s easier to incorporate this even as part of the normal workday.
Football games are also an option for getting the company together for a fun bonding event. You can even elevate the experience by booking a suite with catered food, like Levi’s Stadium Suites. This will make your employees feel valued, and will give them a unique event they can all share and talk about for the next several months.
Have a Barbecue with Family Invited
Sometimes, employees are reluctant to attend corporate events outside of normal work hours since these events may impede on time they’d rather spend at home with their family. A great way to factor in this consideration, and put together an event that appeals to everyone is by hosting a barbeque or some other family-friendly activity that significant others and family are encouraged to attend. This will give your employees an opportunity to introduce their family to other coworkers, and enjoy a fun event together as a family, while still reaping the benefits of a company culture event. It will also demonstrate that as a company, you care about the value of family and respect the importance of work-life balance.
There are so many ways to get your employees together for a memorable company culture event. It’s a little bit of effort that will go a long way in building morale and creating a positive work environment. Start with one of these event ideas, or get started with an idea of your own today.