Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the warmer air, longer daylight, and the beautiful abundance of nature. However, when working indoors, this can become quite a challenge for most people. Summer work parties helps to keep employee satisfaction and morale at an all-time high, increase the productivity of any business. Hosting a summer work party under a marquee, or large tent, is a creative idea to get your employees out of the office and engaging with one another during the most enjoyable times of the year. There are many benefits from hosting a work party outside, aside from being a fantastic way to decrease stress and increase quality of mood.
The Benefits to Hosting a Summer Part in a Marquee
Many work parties are hosted indoors, away from any form of nature and are often hosted in the lobby or other area of the place of business. Although this can be an easy way to host a party, it isn’t the most enjoyable or creative. Getting employees out in nature and under the sun may help improve a sense of freedom and relaxation, feelings that can’t be fully experienced in an office-type setting. Also, going outdoors may have a beneficial effect on concentration, helping to improve productivity in the work place.
Byrne marquees can be taken anywhere, meaning that a work party during the summer can be hosted in a variety of locations. From a park to a beach, there are no limits to where outdoor work parties can be held. Asking colleagues to help pitch in to the party by providing snacks, beverages, or even required hands to help set up the marquee, are all ways of getting employees excited and involved in a project. Also, this helps improve socialization skills among the employees in the company, an important aspect of any business.
It may be important to get a marquee that is weather proof, or one that has the options of closed curtains to keep out the elements. Just in case of unexpected rain, this protective measure will be helpful for keeping guests dry while keeping the party in full swing. With a marquee-style party, you also have the opportunity of creating a specific theme for the party. Since a marquee is usually plain and can be considered a blank canvass (compared to offices or buildings which already have a central theme – work), you can hang decorations, pictures, and other items to really focus the mood.
Why It Works
As mentioned before, an outside work party during the summer underneath a marquee allows employees to refresh their minds and relax their bodies. These key elements are crucial for a smooth running of any company, as the employees are important aspects of keeping a business working at all times. A marquee can also be moved from place to place, allowing ease in finding spots throughout the season. Rotating natural locations allows for a different party every year, rather than hosting a party in the same location year after year.
Also, a marquee environment helps employees socialist with other colleagues, increasing communication and positivity between departments. Although this can be accomplished at a party in any environment, an outside environment (especially during the most pleasant times of year) may be helpful in providing a more free-flowing energy between employees and business partners. Being outdoors may also mimic that of a picnic, if food and beverages are provided, promoting a feeling of family and comradely among everyone in the company. This popular and creative way to host a party may be the most beneficial thing anyone can do for a working team of any industry.
Sharon Creggan is a freelance blogger who writes on corporate entertainment