Updated: May 16
Gone are the days of boring office parties that everyone dreads. Many companies are turning the dial all the way up to 11 and treating their employees, customers, and stakeholders to workshops, offsite adventures, and more. Trying to plan your company's next corporate event? Shake things up with these ideas:
A corporate gathering doesn't have to consist of just standing around and talking shop. Chances are your employees do that enough at work. Plan something people can actually do — driving go-carts, playing a round of golf, and even heading to your local amusement park. Anything that gets your feet moving and your heart pumping will give your employees the time and space to have a little fun.
Most people spend a majority of their time focused, composed, and taking care of one task after another. While these are great attributes for an employee, it's important to remember that everyone needs an excuse to get a little messy and color outside of the lines sometimes. So treat your guests to a painting class, a woodworking workshop, or a cooking demonstration. These planned activities can also relieve awkward tension and give the analytical thinkers on your team the chance to work with their hands and explore their creative side.
Did you know that many of your favorite Denver attractions have event space for private parties? The Denver Art Museum, The Botanic Gardens, and The Museum of Nature and Science are just a few of the many options you can explore. These locations offer a beautiful backdrop for your party and access to the art and exhibits on display. Even better, your employees will get to explore a local hotspot after hours and have the place to themselves.
Being in Denver means that your offsite options are endless. From cabins, Red Rocks, and natural hot springs, you have nature's playground in your own backyard. Take your employees just a few miles from home and let them truly unwind and disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Plus, there's something so refreshing about taking in the natural beauty that surrounds you.
Doing good feels good. And when your entire team rallies behind one cause, you can create connections and make a major impact in your community at the same time. When it comes to choosing a cause, the sky's the limit. So do some research and find needs to fill in your neighborhood. Then talk to your employees and learn what they care about. We've seen local companies choose park clean-up, pet adoptions, supporting the homeless, and more.
Planning your next corporate event? Think outside the box. You'll be surprised what magic can happen when you give your team a chance to connect with one another in new and meaningful ways.