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Plan a Motivational Company Picnic

It is easy to feel sluggish about work when the weather is gorgeous and you would rather be outside, in the pool, on vacation, etc. Show your employees you appreciate them with a company picnic and use it as an opportunity to keep them motivated. Here are a few ideas to help you plan a company picnic!

A team meeting (disguised as a picnic) can reenergize your employees as individuals and as a team. Here are a few things to add to your agenda.

Make sure to properly invite your employees, with the location, date and time made very clear. It’s a lot harder to motivate your employees when they aren’t there.

Serve lunch. It’s not easy to concentrate when you’re hungry, so start the meeting out with lunch. You can do traditional picnic foods or have it catered.

Clockwise from top left: Invitation (tinyprints.com), Outdoor Layout (helloproductions.com), Boxed Gourmet Lunch (www.elizabethannedesigns.com), Horseshoes.

Clockwise from top left: Invitation (tinyprints.com), Outdoor Layout (helloproductions.com), Horseshoes, and Boxed Gourmet Lunch (www.elizabethannedesigns.com).

Encourage the managers to attend and mingle with their departments, not just other managers. Have a problem getting different groups of employees to mingle? Number each picnic table and give each employee a number as they walk in, encouraging them to sit with different groups.

Review the company goals for the recent quarters and note which ones have been met and which ones need improvement. Visual aids, such as an outdoor screen or poster board-sized charts, will help keep everyone’s attention.

Recognize different employees for mid-year accomplishments. This can be goal-related or just above-and-beyond behavior, such as going out of their way to train a new employee.

Have a question and answer time for all the employees to voice questions and concerns to the managers and/or CEO.

End the day with something fun – such as team activities or friendly competitions.

Need help with the details? Contact Hello Productions today!

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