As the holidays draw nearer, don’t underestimate the value of a party to thank your employees for a year of hard work. Holiday parties make for a happier, more harmonious workplace, allowing you to:
1. Render a Reward
Holiday parties are often a much more effective way to reward your employees than pay raises or work hour reductions. Parties let you thank employees directly, showing your appreciation for them by including entertainment and foods tailored specifically to their interests. Employees will thus feel rewarded on a personal level.
2. Focus on Friendship
For a business to succeed, employees must see each other as more than colleagues. The closer your workers are to each other, the more dedicated they will be to working together. Holiday parties give your workers a chance to have fun together, building the deep bonds necessary to ensure long-term cooperation. The more often you hold parties, the closer your employees will be.
3. Take Advantage of Talent
However passionate your employees are about their jobs, they likely have talents they don’t get to pursue at work. Holiday parties give them an opportunity to indulge these interests. Instead of having the party catered, invite employees who love cooking to bring the food. Instead of arranging entertainment, ask employees who like to sing, act or tell jokes to share their talents. This will tell your employees that you care about their interests even when you can’t directly profit from them.
4. Produce Promotions
Holiday parties are full of great photo opportunities, allowing you to promote your company in the best way possible. Customers prefer companies that they associate with happiness and warmth. The more pictures you have of your employees having fun together, the better your company’s reputation will be. Encourage your employees to post these photos on Facebook and Instagram and to show them to friends so that your good reputation will be spread far and wide.
5. Make Light of Management
Holiday parties give managers an opportunity to drop the air of authority and interact with employees on amicable terms. This helps employees to feel more comfortable around them, making it easier for them to work together. The more parties you throw, the less conflict there will be between managers and rank-and-file workers.
Oftentimes, office managers and business executives associate holiday parties with expenditures and stress. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Partner with great vendors and the stress will be lifted from your shoulders! Event Rentals Unlimited provides the equipment to make any party great and we deliver! To get started planning your holiday party, contact us today!