Published February 12, 2019
Professionals in the event industry have to juggle coordinating participants, creating an agenda, finding a space, and a multitude of other tasks.
The work doesn’t stop until the event is over, but experts in the industry have elaborated on the two priorities of a corporate event that are always on the top of mind and critical in its success from start to finish.
This goes beyond being transparent and flexible with facilitators about the agenda or issues that may arise. Attendees should be interacting, there is not much collaborative thinking going on in a quiet room with people keeping to themselves. Introduce questions or activities to break the ice and get participants more comfortable start engaging with one another. A physical display or documentation of work done throughout the session is a great way to keep participants motivated and sharing ideas. Remember, just because your workshop was an offsite does not mean your work should be left behind when the event is over. Create a manifesto and make a plan of next steps to implement your findings.. Also, communication doesn’t stop at the end of the event, always extend your connections with those met at that event.
The environment of an offsite corporate event is more than just the size and location of the space. Bright colors, natural light, music, toys and games are very important in creating the perfect atmosphere to keep brains stimulated. It is also smart to be conscious of the social environment of the event, group exercises should be incorporated into the agenda so attendees stay in a collaborative state of mind. The perfect offsite also has keynote presentations or speakers to inspire the attendees. An inspired team is crucial to produce the high-level and innovative solutions you are striving to reach.
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