Annual company events like picnics provide employees something out of the ordinary to look forward to each year. The opportunity to socialize outside of the work environment at a predictable time can boost morale and help increase overall job satisfaction. Employees may look forward to the event weeks and even months in advance.
Building Positive Memories
The memories created during company picnics are unique and stand apart from those created during normal business hours. Often, these events create “remember when” stories that are shared among co-workers throughout the year, while developing anticipation around the event each year.
Company picnics give employees the opportunity to see their co-workers and superiors in a relaxed, social environment. They may also have the opportunity to get to know people from other departments that they may not normally interact with, creating a stronger team atmosphere for the company moving forward.
Enhancing Team Building Skills
Activities that take place during the company picnic can provide new ways of getting to know coworkers. Fun competitive activities can help form bonds and team building experiences that extend far beyond the singular experience of a one-day event.