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Internal Employee Events That Hit The Spot

O Hello@AliveWithIdeas.com älive! @AliveWithIdeas HOW TO MAKE SURE your INTERNAL EVENT hits the spot Employee events stimulate inspiration, motivation and action. Internal events also help with: • Creating a sense of togetherness · Supporting the brand in a memorable and impactful way Enabling employees to meet colleagues, building new relationships • Embedding culture and desired behaviours • Sharing important information in refreshing ways • Assessing brand values, helping employees explore “What it means Demonstrating recognition and rewarding employees to me." Creating energy| Allowing key people to reach mass audiences, face-to-face Here are our thoughts on how to make sure your event hits the spot... DEFINE OUTPUTS. Specify objectives and how they link to business goals. Know what you want people to do as a result. INVOLVE EMPLOYEES WITH AGENDA & FORMAT. Encourage ownership and buy-in. Consider recruiting a team of employees to own and manage elements of the event. ENCOURAGE EARLY INPUT. If you're running different activities, ask employees to vote on preferred options using smart tools like SurveyMonkey. RECRUIT EMPLOYEES AS HOSTS OR FACILITATORS. Assign individuals with responsibilities so they can contribute and help bridge the gap if you have a 'them and us' culture. DATE & TIME. Will it be a lunch event or an all day affair? How does it fit into standard timings and commitments? Can it be combined with year-end announcements or key performance updates? VENUE & THEME. If you're having an away day, choose somewhere that reflects your brand and the theme of your event. TASTY Name it with an intriguing title. BEER SIGNAGE & COLLATERAL. Brand Guidelines Make sure that promotional material is suitably branded and compliments each element. Keep in mind your brand guidelines. CREATE A BUZZ! Consider ways to generate excitement as the day nears like quirky messages in the newsletter and personal invitations. We like to use a visual 'countdown for major events. SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY. Internal events can benefit from early conversations that others can pick up and join. A perfect job role' you can entrust to an employee or small team. TAKEAWAY MEMENTO. Consider putting together your key findings, summaries of sessions and images from the day collated into an interactive eBook. KEEP CONVERSATIONS ALIVE. Build on popular themes through subsequent group meetings or interview employees who are happy to share their experience. alive MEASURE SUCCESS. What was the outcome? How was employee behaviour influenced? What does your feedback tell you? What can you learn? Set out with the intention that your event will be a hit and that employees will walk away feeling part of something special - informed, excited and inspired. nälive! #: email: Hello@AliveWithIdeas.com | twitter: @AliveWithIdeas | web: www.AliveWithIdeas.com DO0 ロロロ Иn

Internal Employee Events That Hit The Spot

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Alive With Ideas shares thoughts and ideas on how to make sure your employee events hit the spot.

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