How To Plan a Company Picnic

If you run a business then one of the more important things you need to do is reward your employees for all the hard work they put in. You can give employees bonuses and other financial incentives, but many employees respond better to more intimate rewards such as parties and outings. Showing your appreciation to employees by creating a company picnic is also a great way to give back to them. This article will help someone who is in charge of planning a company picnic.

Step 1

Set a date. The most difficult thing to do is picking a date in which the majority of people can attend. This may take some time to decide on, but give a few options as to what days would be best and pick the day that the most people can attend. There is always going to be a date that someone cannot attend so do not try and make it perfect for everyone.

Step 2

Choose a location. After you have set the date for the picnic and have an idea of who can attend, you can go ahead with reserving or choosing a place to have the picnic. You will need to decide what is best for everyone. Make sure it is in a relatively central location. You will also want to decide whether it needs to be indoors or outdoors.

Step 3

Decide if employees should bring guests. Many employees may think that this picnic is for their family or friends as well. Be sure to communicate who is allowed to attend. You certainly do not want to plan for 25 people and end up having 100 people show up.

Step 4

Select food and drinks. Of course you are going to need to arrange the food and drink situation for everyone attending the picnic. There are a few ways you can go about planning this. You can have everyone bring something and make it a form of potluck, you can have everything provided to the guests by the company or you can do a combination of both. Any way is a great idea, but make sure that the food and drink portion of the picnic is properly covered and communicated to the guests. 

A company picnic is a great way to show thanks towards your employees, and it gives them a time to meet some of their coworkers in a non-work setting. Use some of these tips next time you plan a company picnic. 

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