Nine to five: This is the typical corporate life. It involves getting up in the morning, making it to work on time, then returning home at night. Five days a workweek. Then, repeat the process again after each weekend.
It’s crucial to take advantage of the time you have to spend outside of the office. Corporate outings and business events that are fun can boost not only the morale of attendees but also the overall productivity of the company.
You’ve probably been to a few of these meetings before. Managers present slides, then serve traditional catering menus with a glass of wine. People get bored quickly, and repetition can make it challenging to keep their interest. Employees will soon look for more exciting opportunities in JobsDB, as the 9-5 workweek is broken down by the same old “monthly review gatherings.”
Interactivity is key
It doesn’t have to be this way. Interactivity is the new trend in business events. This is where there is more emphasis on the interaction between workers and those at the top of the company hierarchy. No more are we content to be in conformity with others. It’s now all about being unique, memorable, and not following the crowd.
Give your Business an Event that is a ‘Carrot.
Expats who have worked in Thailand for many years and business travelers from abroad will agree that it is not as stressful as working in ruthless corporate environments such as Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, or Singapore. 12-hour shifts at the computer are the norm. This is why a carrot-on-a-stick approach to getting the best out of your Thai employees is more effective than a lunge whip. When done right, business events can be the ‘carrots’ company members look forward to every month.
Food Truck Trail
There are many creative ideas that you can use to make your event in Bangkok a success. Let’s start with the large number of food trucks found around the capital. These food trucks have become a popular trend in the last few years. The big names that have jumped on the scene include Daniel Thaiger and Pizza Massilia. All of these can be found at semi-regular places, and they can also be booked for private events or parties (just google their names to see their Facebook pages).
Creative Thinking Behind the Bar
There are no excuses not to be creative when it comes down to drinks. Many private companies are available to create eye-catching cocktails for your next event. More mixologists with flair from abroad are moving to Bangkok. One drinks trend that has emerged over the last few years has seen local flavors incorporated into cocktails, such as ‘tom yam martinis’ (vodka or gin with lemongrass, salt, and chili), or domestically-produced rum mixed with exotic fruits such as passion fruit. While there will always be those who prefer to stick with the standard fare of a can or two of Leo, a bar that is dedicated to a specific theme or menu of drinks will make your event stand out.
For Success, Compete
Avoid standard business practices. You can leave out reports, performance data, and future goals in the workplace and instead spend more time with co-workers, bosses, and colleagues. Another trend is to hold competitions. Nothing incentivizes people like winning a reward through luck or skill. This is a business event that’s worth attending.
Companies can keep employees motivated and happy through business events, whether it’s through competitions or food variety. Your employees will remember your event and make it memorable, entertaining, and enjoyable. You’ll find that the 9-5 workweek doesn’t feel so dull if you spice up your event.