Fri 20 Jun 2008
How to Boost Morale by Arranging an Employee Picnic
Even if you are running a small business with very few employees, it is a good idea to arrange an employee picnic from time to time. It is a good way to release work-related stress and learn new things about your employees other than their work skills.
Here are some tips on how to arrange an employee picnic.
Find a Good Picnic Spot
You should locate a nice picnic spot not too far away from your offices. That way, your employees can enjoy more time having fun instead of spending more time traveling.
Arrange For Food and Drinks
You should arrange for food and drinks in advance after all, that’s what having a picnic is all about!
It is not a good idea to have liquor available during the picnic; you might see a side of your employees which you would not have imagined exists.
Coordinate Fun and Games
You should also bring along some fun games that your employees will enjoy. Including a game of softball or soccer is also a good idea.
This will lighten up the atmosphere and will ensure that all your employees participate.
Do Not Discuss Business
Keep your employee picnic free of any office talk. You can also invite the spouses and children of your employees, which will give the picnic a more casual feel.
Take a First Aid Kit
If the picnic spot is a bit out of the way, then you should take a first aid kit along. This will be very useful, especially if children will be in attendance.
Make It a Regular Affair to Encourage Bonding
Make your employee picnic a regular affair so that your employees will look forward to it. This will help strengthen the bond between your employees.
Use employee picnics as a way of appreciating your employees and just chilling out. Your relationships with your employees will improve tremendously - and will be reflected in your employees’ performances.