When you’re running a business, life can get exceptionally busy. Making it through the day while keeping things running can feel impossible at times, and it’s easy to forget the need to stop, reflect, and celebrate your achievements.
All work and no play takes its toll on staff too, who can begin to feel disconnected from the organisation and its purpose.
This is one of the many reasons why it’s important to take time out to celebrate achievements and create memorable moments that bring your organisation together. You don’t have to go over the top or spend a fortune, and if you’re pressed for time you can always hire a special events planner.
You do however need to take a moment to create a moment that will stay with you, and your staff, as you continue in the day to day grind.
Choosing a celebration
When you stop and think about all the goals you and your team have achieved in your business, you should be able to find plenty of reasons to celebrate!
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- An anniversary, such as 2 years, 5 years or 10 years in business
- Landing a new client
- Launching a new product
- Team awards
- Announcing support for a local charity
- Welcoming a new staff member
- Reaching a KPI
Or, you can create your own themed celebration just for fun to ensure your build your team moral– such as “shake it off”, “pens down” or “team tribute”.
The reason for your event will help you choose the right theme, which can then be leveraged to plan activities, food, gifts, styling and so on.
How to celebrate
There are as many different ways to celebrate depending on the style of event best suited to your event.
For example, you could decide to have a:
- Cocktail party
- Sit down dinner
- Morning or afternoon tea
- Team building activity
It could be at your office, or a pre-booked venue. You can serve drinks and canapes, or go all out with a three course meal. Or, you can get everyone to BYO lunch as you head to an outdoor location set up for an afternoon of laughter and fun.
When you’re ready to celebrate, draw on your theme to help you work out how to put it all together. Or, hire an experienced event planner who can manage everything for you from start to end, so you can enjoy more of the fun and less of the stress!
Celebrations can take many shapes and forms, but the important point is…you need to make time to celebrate! Wherever you are, whatever industry you’re in, a great celebration can provide more benefits for you (and your staff) than you imagine.
For help organising a celebration for your organisation, give us a call. We will work with you to create a wonderfully engaging and memorable event that is bound to be the first of many!
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