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Top 3 Summer-Themed Corporate Events to Boost Employee Engagement

Top 3 Summer-Themed Corporate Events to Boost Employee Engagement

With summer just around the corner, company HR reps will have their hands full coming up with summer-themed team buildings. It’s that time of the year again when employees start marking their calendars and begin planning their next summer vacation and what better way for employers to give back to the people who helped grow the business by throwing in summer-centric corporate events.

If you’re planning on doing the same, check out our summer team building ideas that are unique and interesting yet easy on the budget.

Superhero Movie Day

With several high-profile superhero films expected to make their cinematic debut this 2014, treating your employees out on a superhero movie day makes perfect sense. Rent out a movie house or block out a play date (Friday or during the weekend) so your employees can have a field day off work. Throw in a complementary popcorn and soda for that complete movie house experience. Spice up the event by giving away prizes to whomever dresses up like their favorite superhero or villain or just give out stickers, paper masks and caps of whatever superhero movie you’ve scheduled to watch.

If renting a movie house is out of the budget, make use of your conference room and replicate the movie theater experience by setting up a make-shift cinema with previously released superhero movies playing all throughout the day so employees on break, on lunch, or those who just finished their shift can sit down and watch.

Summer Outing

Summer is not complete without hitting the pool or the beach so why not give what your people want by organizing a summer outing. There are a number of venues you can choose from depending on how much you’re willing to spend. For a more affordable summer party, look for beach resorts within the metro or rent out a village clubhouse. If money isn’t an issue, go out-of-town for a truly unforgettable summer outing.

Here’s a list of venues you might want to consider when mounting your next summer outing activity:

  • Angeles Beach Club Hotel

Don Juico Ave, Angeles City, Pampanga

(00)63) (45) 892-2222

  • Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park

Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite Philippines 4104

(+632) 810-7878

  • Pontefino Hotel and Residences

Pastor Village, Gulod, Labac, Batangas City, Batangas 4200

(02) 631 8310

  • The Lake Hotel Tagaytay

Km 58, Emilio Aguinaldo Hi-way, Tagaytay City

(+6346) 413-4680 to 81

  • The Lighthouse Marina Resort

Subic Bay Moonbay Marina Complex, Waterfront Road, CBD ,Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales, Philippines

(6347) 252-7545

Add life to your corporate summer outing by incorporating the following fun and entertaining activities:

Scavenger Hunt

The perfect team outing activity, a game of scavenger hunt will definitely keep employees on their toes, literally! Use this activity to give away more prizes such as movie tickets, gift certificates, souvenir items and more. Try teaming-up people from different department to further foster friendships among different groups within the organization. This activity will surely keep your employees abuzz with excitement and anticipation while helping them diversify their office circle.

Photo Booth

Your employees will definitely find themselves queuing back in line for hours of picture-taking fun once you include a photo booth in your summer outing. Inject more fun to the activity by awarding prizes for different categories such as the wackiest team photo, the most creative use of photo booth accessories, the most number of people participating in a single photo and etc. Post copies of pictures taken on your company bulletin board and ask people to leave comments for more after-party fun.

Minute to Win it Games

Challenge your people to do even better than the contestants on the hit game show, Minuet to Win It. You won’t have any problems recreating the same challenges in the show as you can easily find the materials needed from the nearest local store. Prepare different versions of the challenges for both individual and team competition and watch your employees have fun for hours!

Community Outreach

If giving back to the community is more aligned with your company’s mission and vision statement, organizing a community outreach program instead of the usual summer-themed activity is the way to go. Encourage your employees to support your efforts by asking for non-monetary donations such as clothes, food items, books, and etc. You can also come up with sponsorship programs to help increase the amount of donations or you can match employee donations so you and the company can give to more to your chosen charity organization.

Summer is the perfect time to give back to your employees – individuals who have given their personal time and effort to help your business grow and prosper. Whether it’s a simple in-office activity or a grand, out-of-town event, what matters is how much fun your people can get from the activity.

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