Tis the season for company parties. What will your company do this holiday season? I hope you are inspired to do more than gather the troops to the conference room and simply serve some cider. Nothing says holidays less than a so-called "party" that doesn't give your employees a chance to leave their computers, desks, product merchandise and piles of paperwork behind. Move the party to anywhere. It will automatically make it a better experience for everyone. And don't assume that your only other choice is a restaurant.
Be creative. How about booking a bowling alley or on the other end of the scale moving the festivities to an art gallery or museum? You may also consider a day-cruise or an ice rink for skating or a game of broom hockey. I noted this idea in an article, "pile the gang onto a chartered bus, serve snacks-on-the-go and tour your city's holiday light displays."
No matter your budget, a holiday shindig is possible and important for your employees. In years to come, they may not remember one thing you said in a meeting but a thoughtful and creative holiday party may inspire unity and team work that will last throughout the year.