Why Outsourcing Your Company Picnic Makes Sense
Long hours of work can make any employee be a little less sociable. When this situation happens too frequently and for too long, the working environment can become too hostile to work effectively. Companies try to avoid such situations because it is detrimental to the totality of the company. So what do they do? They ask the workers to take time out of their already busy schedule to plan a fun outing for their coworkers. Could there be anything less motivating than asking a high producing employee to plan an event to try to get other employees more motivated?
Corporate events and company picnics are not new ideas. They have been proven to have impact on overall corporate morale and employee motivation. Workers, employees and colleagues are all human beings with common needs. One of these needs is socialization. The socialization process in the workplace can only be maintained at a workable state if the process of socialization itself is motivating. What is motivating in the workplace is when management implements an action such as a company picnic or corporate outing that does not require time and planning from the employees.
A company picnic in its simplicity can bring out the best team building results. The casual set up of this activity motivates the participants to behave in a more transparent and light manner. Transparency is needed to organize a collective body to do tasks that aim a specific goal. Openness is needed to make employees more trusting with each other. Trust is vital to make every relationship work, even if it is a professional relationship. The fun approach of a company picnic, orchestrated by an innovative agency outside the realm of the company can provide viable teaching opportunities while allowing everyone to have fun. When people are enjoying themselves they are more receptive to ideas that others are expressing. Picnic team building activities put the dynamics of the different personal characteristics of the employees at a leveled ground. People can start to better understand the dynamics of the people that they are working with and appreciate these differences.
If done well, company picnics are not just activities that promise fun and enjoyment. Picnics combined with games and good food undoubtedly relieves some of the stresses from ordinary days at the office. It is medically proven that activities which relieve stress can dramatically boost resistance to illness and even speed up recovery time. While the company is providing a fun function, they are also protecting their employees from stress and stress related health problems.
Company picnics have always been a good idea. It’s just the idea has dramatically improved with the advent of companies whose sole purpose is orchestrating a corporate event to maximize the bottom-line benefits while minimizing the involvement of precious manhours from paid staff.