How to Plan a Unique Corporate Event

How to Plan an Interesting Corporate Event

Chances are, if you are planning a corporate event, you are looking for new and unique things you can do with your team. In this article, we will break down the types of corporate events, and suggest some out of the box ideas that you can try. 

Types of Corporate Events

There are a few different types of events, including:
  • Team Building Exercises
  • Retreats/Professional Development
  • Parties

Team Building

corporate eventsFor team building exercises and events, you are going to want to look for something that is fun and involves members working together towards a goal. Some of the examples of this would be:
Escape Rooms– Escape rooms are a great team building exercise.  The point of an escape room is to solve a variety of puzzles to get out a room that you and your team are locked in. There are time limit and various degrees of difficulty 
Laser Tag– Laser tag is an interesting way to get teams to bond together with some friendly competition, and is a little less intimidating than paintball.  Try to have sections compete against each other, or management versus team.
Karaoke Night – While very different from the first 2 options, karaoke can be a fun way for the team to bond together. However, keep in mind the type of team you have when you make this choice. For instance, if most of your business is introverted, you may want to consider another option. 
Do not forget about volunteering as a team-building exercise. This is a great option for team building, as it will also build a stronger bond with the community in general. 

Retreats & Professional Development

Corporate Retreats are similar to team building exercises, is designed to last longer than just one activity. The main focus of the retreat should be professional development, which you can accomplish by organizing workshops and presentations relevant to advancement and improvement in the industry.   
Beyond the professional development aspect, you will have to consider team building and social aspects. Think of creating interesting, work-related days and fun, unique things at night. Some things to consider are:
• Murder mystery night
• Paint lounge night
• Cooking lessons and tasting
• Wine tasting

Parties

Company parties are also considered corporate events and are vital to the overall happiness of your team members and employees. The most common party is the Christmas or Winter Holiday party, but there are some other options for creating spectacular partied to show appreciation for your employees. 
Some of these include
  • Company picnic
  • Masquerade ball
  • Casino night
  • Boat party 

Summary 

As we can see there are a variety of options when it comes to creating unique, interesting corporate events.  Be sure to think out of the box, but keep your team in mind when making decisions. This way you will be able to choose an event that compliments your team and ensures everyone has a good time.

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