Eventbrite’s top tips for creating engaging events
Don’t be exclusionary – be wary of events that include physical activity, as not all team members will be at the same level of capability. Eventbrite suggests avoiding activities that exclude team members based on things that are out of their control. When holding an after-hours event, don’t forget to provide some alternative options to alcoholic drinks to ensure there’s something for everyone.
Avoid holding a meeting with a social activity at the end – make an occasion of the event, rather than simply adding a social activity at the end of a business meeting. If you need to include some official business as a part of the activity, such as making an important company announcement, be sure to do this at the beginning of the activity and get the formalities out of the way, or risk a cloud hanging over your event and your employees not really being present.
Make it a tradition – events don’t have to be big and flashy to make their mark. A weekly breakfast catch up or Friday lunch is a good way to keep employees connected in a casual setting.
Do it for a good cause – whether it’s a charity auction at a large company dinner, or a small team activity helping the less fortunate, an event that helps others will lead to good vibes all around. Ideas for workplace charitable events include entering your team in a fun run, providing staff with a day for volunteering with a local organisation, or hosting a fundraising day in the office.