It’s rare that you’ll see the words ‘party’ and ‘business’ in the same sentence. Normally, they’re two different things that are kept separate. However, it’s common for companies to host at least one party for the employees every year. Mainly, this comes at the end of the year, near Christmas time.
Aside from being a fun event, it’s actually quite important for your business to have a party. Why? Well, let me show you the benefits it can bring to any company:
Improves Employee Relations
Parties are always a great way to get people chatting with one another in a relaxed environment. This isn’t something you necessarily get to do when everyone is in work. With an end of year party, your employees can chat with one another about anything they like, and leave work behind them. It’s a brilliant chance to improve internal relations in your business and make your employees feel more like they’re friends rather than colleagues. It’s also a good chance for you to connect with your employees and appear more approachable. I know many people who saw their management in a different light after a big office party.
Rewards Hardworking Employees
A party at the end of the year will be a great reward for your employees. They’ve spent the previous twelve months working themselves into the ground for your company. The least you can do is pay for a big party that they can enjoy during the festive season. If you want, you can even get a few awards or plaques, like the ones on the Martin Awards website, and hand them out to employees. Again, this further rewards the employees that have worked the hardest during the year and shows your appreciation for them. As a result, your staff will all feel more loved and appreciated, which will make them happier, and they’ll enjoy work even more.
A Chance To Blow Off Steam
After a very busy year, it’s handy to have one big night where the whole office can just blow off a lot of steam. Everyone gets together and relaxes for an evening, with nothing to worry about for a good few hours. It’s always smart to have the party on a Friday night, so everyone has the weekend to recover too. This means they can really let loose and completely de-stress. It can help your employees massively, and they’ll return to work on Monday feeling refreshed and ready for what lies ahead.
You see, a party is much more than a chance to have some fun. It can also be a very clever way of improving your business in the future. A party can improve employee relations which leads to better collaboration between people at work. In turn, this can boost productivity. It’s a chance to reward employees, which makes them more attached to the company. They enjoy working for you, are less likely to leave, which reduces turnover costs. Finally, a party helps your staff de-stress, forget about the previous months, and come back to work brand new and ready for the next challenge.