Employee engagement is crucial for a productive and happy workforce. However, many companies face challenges in this area, including low attendance levels, poor engagement, and unhappy employees. Read on to learn the problem areas that apply to both virtual and in person events and discuss potential reasons behind these issues. Here are eight strategies to increase event attendance and improve employee engagement through well-planned team-building events!
So what are the most common problems plaguing corporate events?
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Employee engagement is crucial to creating happy, high-performing teams. Here are some stats that show how important employee engagement and company culture are to your employees, especially in a remote setting:
Recognize that there are six levels of company culture, each serving a unique purpose. Focus on building and nurturing these cultures to keep teams engaged and motivated.
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Rotate team-building events among these different culture levels to help employees meet new people and feel more connected to the organization.
Just like when you’re coming up with weekend plans in your own life, it's essential to keep team building events exciting and fresh. Be creative and vary your activities to maintain employees' interest, as well as peak the interest of your potential attendees!
Create anticipation and excitement for upcoming external events through event promotion using social media platforms and other event marketing channels! For your internal upcoming event, use communication channels like Slack or Teams to drop hints, easter eggs, and prompts related to the event.
Use calendar tools, or even an event website, to gather RSVPs from employees. Follow up with both attendees and non-attendees to understand their reasons and gather feedback.
After an event, share the fun experiences, photos, and positive feedback to create a sense of FOMO among employees who didn't attend, encouraging higher attendance in future events.
Be transparent about your efforts to improve team building events. Let employees know that their feedback is essential and that you're actively working to make the upcoming events more enjoyable.
Encourage employees to commit to attending a certain percentage of events and explain the reasons behind them. This helps set clear expectations and motivates participation.
Employee engagement is crucial for a thriving workplace, and team-building events play a significant role in achieving this goal. By addressing the problem areas, understanding the importance of company culture, and implementing the strategies mentioned above, you can revitalize employee engagement, boost morale, and create a more connected and motivated workforce. Remember, investing in your team's happiness is an investment in the success of your organization.
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