It’s important to have positive relationships with the people you work with.
If everyone in your office gets along, you’ll truly be able to work as a team and can strengthen your relationships.
Here’s how you can plan a Friday night get-together that everyone in the office can enjoy.
Find Out About Dietary Restrictions, or Food Preferences
It’s common to serve food at an office get-together. After all, people are typically hungry after a long day of work. If you’re planning a get-together like this, you’re going to want to find out if anyone in your office has dietary restrictions. You should make sure that everyone will enjoy something on the menu.
If someone at your office is a vegetarian, you may not want to take everyone to a steakhouse. If you have staffers that eat a gluten-free diet, you might want to stay away from Italian restaurants. Everyone deserves to have meal options. If you find out about restrictions ahead of time, you’ll ensure that everyone at your office can eat. It also shows your team, that you’ve put some thought into it.
Be Careful About Alcohol
When it comes to alcohol, I recommend keeping it alcohol free. Alcohol tends to be a ‘doorway’ to ‘anything can happen’. Some people, a lot nowadays actually, may not include this activity in their lifestyle at all and may find it very uncomfortable. With it being a company social event, It’s best to keep things in a sober atmosphere and just say no to it altogether. Choosing a non-alcohol establishment will take away the issue of having to deal with this. That being said, It’s a smart idea to book your event into a restaurant rather than a bar. Keeping your team safe and looking out for them ultimately will show you, as a leader, in good light, standing out from the crowd.
Pick A Place That Isn’t Too Loud
You should think about volume when you’re choosing a site for your work event. You’ll want to make sure that everyone will be able to hear each other. You should try to pick an environment that is well-suited to conversation.
One of the biggest benefits of officer social get-together’s is that everyone at the office will have the chance to get to know each other better. This is why it’s important to pick a place that isn’t too loud. Stay away from noisy bars and restaurants. Stick to quiet, low-key places instead.
Include Other People in The Planning Process
If you’re asking your co-workers to come to an event, you should try to include them in the decision-making process. Go around and ask people on staff for recommendations. Find out if there are any places your co-workers would like to avoid.
People tend to feel appreciated when they are included.
If you get feedback from everyone at your office, you won’t just be able to plan an event that you’ll enjoy.
You’ll be able to come up with a plan that’s fun for everyone.
Putting together an office get-together isn’t always going to be easy. There are a number of things you’ll have to consider.
However, if you take advantage of the suggestions above, your get-together should go very well. Everyone in your office is going to have a great time.
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