Do you feel like the relationship your employees have with each other is not strong enough? Are you having trouble during meetings because everyone seems so distant and have trouble thinking as a team? Or did you just hire a new batch of employees or trainees and you can see how awkward they feel and want to change that? No matter what the case may be, throwing a party or organizing group activities for your employees or colleagues will not only help strengthen their relationship with each other but it will also make them get to know each other better and you will get better ideas and suggestions during your next office meeting. But how can you do this? How can you make a group of people who work for the same company to communicate with each comfortably? Read below to find out.
Have a themed or fancy dress party
This is such a great idea because it will allow your employees to express themselves through their costumes and this in turn will create many opportunities for genuine conversations to start. For example, if you decide to have a fruit themed party, all of them will be expected to show up dressed as their favourite fruit. They can get creative and dress themselves up but even though this seems silly at first, it is a great conversation starter. If two of your employees are dressed up as apples, chances are, throughout the event, they are somehow going to talk to each other and comment on their similar costumes and while this does not seem like anything special, especially when it is two of your quieter employees making this conversation or comment, it is a huge step in the right direction, as the next time they see each other in the office, they will not feel as awkward talking to each other. The same applies if you decide to throw a fancy dress themed party. One of your employees may come dressed up as a character from one of their favourite awesome circus shows and it will lead to other employees inquiring about what their costume means, thus starting conversations.
Take them to an event
Taking your employees or colleagues to events such as a circus, even though they are not the most common corporate party entertainment Auckland idea, will help your employees relax and watch and witness something new together. Since they are there as friends and not there for work, this gives room for new conversations and new relationships can be built.
Treating your employees to events like these occasionally, will not only help them build stronger relationships with each other but with you as well. This in turn will result is harder working, more dedicated employees.