Corporate Outdoor Picnic Ideas

You and your team work hard. Sometimes it is good to break up the monotony and show a little appreciation to those who keep your business thriving. If you are interested in planning an outdoor activity to thank your employees, here are some picnic ideas that will help make your day memorable.

Feast

Order and display plenty of food items and keep it simple. Pre-cut sandwiches, fruit, bags of chips and salads in pre-portioned personal containers are perfect for keeping your food line efficient. Grab-and-go options are also sanitary and keep the spread of germs to a minimum. Always end with a cool treat on hot, sunny days. Make sure you have disposable plates and utensils and set out an appropriate amount of waste baskets to keep the picnic area tidy.

Relax

Allow your employees plenty of time to take it easy. Inside the office you may have workflow expectations. At a company gathering such as this, allow time for rest and enjoyment. Corporate phone calls and emails can be tended to later.  Provide comfortable seating and large, welcoming tables that encourage people to sit in groups that create easy conversation. Be sure to provide plenty of shade and beverage stations to keep people from dehydrating or becoming overheated.

Create team building opportunities

Create time to let your employees get to know one another on a personal level. Adult field day events are always a hit. Click here are some team building activities that are great for corporate events. Whatever you do, stay positive, motivating, and have fun. Winning games is not important, but the time your employees get to engage and have fun is. Studies show that these activities increase work productivity, decrease turnover, and help your team work better together.