Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome the CEO, Mike Blah Blah….(Muted applause)… ‘This year has been incredible, the company has made our 15% KPI’s, and we’ve made millions, so well done all who have slaved for minimum wage in the warehouse, and the team member of the year is…ME!!??’ (Collective groan!!!)
The company function or conference is a delicate environment for the decision makers of a company. You want to celebrate your people, give something back for their hard work, make everyone feel good about the company, but too often money is put in the wrong places…. To that end you can’t go far wrong by investing in a good time. By that I mean plenty of complimentary food and beverages, btw not everyone enjoys a half cooked lamb medallion with two mini carrots and 4 scalloped potato pieces with some arty looking design made out of soy sauce, keep it simple and give everyone plenty. When the food is finished make sure you’ve booked a great cover band, or corporate entertainers who bring the party to your people, stops cliques and gets everyone up on the dance floor, dancing, singing, laughing and feeling good about coming in their own time to a work do.
The thing is not every company wants to contract an event organiser so you as the PA to the CEO might have been lumped with the job…if this is you, here is a list of do’s and don’ts that may just help you be the toast of the smoko room on Monday morning.