The sun is finally shining and everyone’s getting a little antsy. Who wants to be working when it’s so un-buh-lievably gorgeous outside? If you’re seeing beach photos on Instagram from the day your co-worker called out sick, it might be time to take everyone on a company outing.
A fun trip away from the office can be a great opportunity to reward your employees for all the hard work they do, promote networking and bonding among your team, or make a big announcement in front of the whole company. Plus, who doesn’t love a good picnic?
At East of Ellie, we live to help companies like yours take the perfect daycation. We know every company is different, so we came up with some ideas that are sure to fit your brand’s personality.
FOR THE COMPETITIVE SPIRIT
Yes, YOU. You know who you are. We are talking to those who’s competitive spirit comes out in the places you would never expect it. We have even seen colleagues getting competitive over who can drink the most coffee without exploding. A little healthy rivalry is great – it’s why your company is a leader in your industry – but too much of it can be bad for your workplace mojo.
So, get your employees up and moving and harness their competitive energy through a fun, fast-paced company field day!
Divide into teams, wear your company colors, and play some games. Plan a day at the beach complete with beach volleyball and a water gun fight, or, book a soccer field for some bubble ball, jousting, relay races and tug-of-war!
FOR THE CLASSY BUNCH
Your brand is the picture of elegance. You need an outing that’s flawlessly tasteful and delightfully serene. At EOE we’re no stranger to a classy dinner – we took BareMinerals and Buxom glamping under the stars so they could experience the bliss and beauty of the natural world in the heart of the city. Want a fashionable outdoor excursion? Take the company to a country club for a relaxing afternoon by the lake complete with cocktails and an upscale dinner.
FOR THE BOLD & TOTALLY DIFFERENT
Your company is on the cutting edge. No one else is doing the things you guys do, because you and your coworkers have forged your own paths. A company as unique as yours deserves a company outing to match.
Here’s something we bet you haven’t heard before – making movies! Take a break from the norm as your group gets ready for their closeups. Spend the day making movies and then host a premier party in the evening! Learning to use professional film equipment, playing dress up and telling stories are all great ways for your employees to get creative and work as a team. We got The Beaute Prestige Group Behind the Lens last year – definitely a unique outing!
Need a dinner to give your team the movie-star treatment? Check out our dinner at Paramount Studios for some ideas!
FOR THE BIG HAPPY FAMILY
Family values are in your company’s DNA. Even if your coworkers aren’t blood relatives, you can’t even tell the difference, and that’s just the way you like it. So, make your next company outing a family one! Have your employees bring their spouses, kids, and furry friends for a picnic in the park with carnival rides, games, a moon bounce and a barbeque dinner. (Just make sure to have entertainment for all ages!)
Need help planning a company outing perfect for your company’s signature style? We got your back! Send us a note: firstname.lastname@example.org