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Published On: Thu, Mar 28th, 2019

Avoid These Mistakes When Organising a Corporate Event

Corporate events happen all the time. It could be for a celebration of a company milestone. It could also be a way of treating the employees for a job well done. Some events are for seasonal holidays. If you need to organise the event, you want everything to be perfect. Everyone will be a part of this activity, and even the big bosses will be there. You cannot afford to have flaws. By avoiding these mistakes, you can make this event a success.

photo/ Credit Robert Owen-Wahl

Not choosing the right venue

Everything needs to start with choosing one of the many perfect event venues. You need to find one that will accommodate all employees and leaders who intend to attend the event. If you decide to have some performances or allow everyone to dance, you need the perfect venue for it. Do not choose outdoor areas as they are too risky especially with terrible weather. You also need to avoid places that are quite small if you expect a lot of people to come, as it might feel cramped.

Not allocating the right budget

Before you start buying stuff or reserving things, the first thing you need to do is to set the proper budget. You might have to ask the top-level management first about the amount they are willing to spend. When given a figure, you need to stick to it no matter what happens; otherwise, it could reflect how poor you are at managing finances.

Not asking everyone about their dietary restrictions

You need to be sensitive to what people can eat. Some people might not eat meat due to their religious beliefs or philosophies. Some people could be allergic to certain types of dishes. You need to prepare something for those who are unable to eat the main dishes that you choose.

Failure to ask other people’s opinions

Yes, you might have tons of ideas on how to make this event exciting. However, the people who are attending might have other plans in mind. It helps if you also ask them about the kind of event they want. They might give you responses that could help you as you plan. Besides, this is not a party that you throw for yourself. You cannot insist on your preferences at all times.

Choosing the wrong date

Imagine staging an event on a weekday evening when there is work the next day. It is worse when the company has a significant task to finish or goals to accomplish. You can still pursue the corporate event, but no one will be in the mood to celebrate. Therefore, you need to find the perfect date and ask the employees first if they are okay with it.

Lack of communication

You need to organise a team that will be with you in making this event a reality. Tell them the plans and let them know how you can make the event successful. Everyone needs to be on the same page. If you cannot communicate well, the party could be a disaster.

Be careful about dealing with every aspect of the event to ensure it will be a success.

Author: Joana Green

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