Everyone will agree that each financial year is extremely demanding. It is filled with financial pressure, time-sensitive deadlines, and extensive reconciliation. This is when the staff become impatient, and the entire office is trying its best to keep up with all the stress and demands from top management.
Once the reports have been submitted before the start of July, this is the best time to throw an EOFY party and celebrate all the staff’s accomplishments. Everyone deserves to have a great time after working so hard.
To keep this event memorable and successful, thorough planning is essential. Gather all the vital factors so it will be easier for you to organize everything and make the necessary arrangements.
Food and beverages
Generally, people will just stick to what they’ve got in the past. This is much faster and more convenient. But breaking old habits and trying to make this time slightly different would be an excellent idea. Everyone worked hard and deserved the best.
So give this one a lift; instead of going out for a usual breakfast, hold it somewhere else that will allow some cocktails and pastries. If bringing it to another place can be an issue, perhaps make it a lunch party this time. Besides, it will just be a little later than the typical breakfast meetings you have. Surely, it will not disrupt the entire day’s operation.
The right venue
Looking for the right venue can be challenging, but it is one of the most critical elements in an EOFY party. The place can either make or break the event. If this is a major occasion, find a wow place that will encourage everyone to look their best.
The impression of the place will allow the attendees to make some effort and get excited about the party. Nothing is more boring than going to the same old dull function room that your firm always goes to every year.
Team bonding activities can have different connotations. Some may think it is just a waste of time, while this is something to look forward to for the newly-hired. Whether the staff is new or has been there for ages, the EOFY party can be an excellent opportunity to bond with the team after a demanding fiscal year together.
There may be employees who are really not into social gatherings and would rather stay at home. Team members who have a positive outlook can influence everyone. A bit of convincing from them will change the minds of anti-social colleagues in the office.
Planning is essential, but it can be stressful. With corporate parties like end-of-fiscal-year events, it doesn’t have to be planned for months. The most important ingredient is having a good idea.
There’s no need to add stress in facilitating this type of activity. With some suggestions from the attendees and a little support from the managers, this will turn out to be an event with loads of fun for all hard-working staff.
Corporate parties are ideal icebreakers for everyone. The entire fiscal year is toxic, and everyone deserves a break. Unwinding and having a great time together with the people that you’ve been working with the whole time is much satisfying.
Whether it is a simple lunch get-together or a weekend party, the office needs time off as a team to keep the bond and loyalty intact. These are the elements that hold the team together and make it survive every fiscal year.