7 REASONS TO HOLD A COMPANY KICK-OFF

According to a Modern Survey23% of employees are disengaged, and only 16% are fully engaged. 

This is bad news for employers

Engaging team building events, company off-sites and annual kick-off events are statistically proven to have a positive impact on employee engagement and organisational efficiency. 

What’s unclear is why so many companies are failing to invest in their team and their culture.

We’re going to give you a quick overview outlining why running regular internal events is so important.

Attract and Retain The Best Talent

It’s Harder than Ever to Attract and Retain the Best Talent

study by LinkedIn found that 90% of employees are open to hearing about new career opportunities. Findings by Gallup also indicate that 51% of people in employment are eager to leave their current jobs. 

Ensure that your team feel valued by regularly offering enjoyable internal events.  

Mission and Vision

An Opportunity to Define and Develop your Mission & Vision

It’s vital that your employees understand your company’s mission and vision and support it.

Kick-off events are a fantastic opportunity to clarify and develop your mission and vision and explain to your staff how, as a team you’re going to grow and improve.

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”

Henry Ford.

A Chance to Evaluate your Progress

Kick-offs provide the perfect opportunity to celebrate successes of the previous year and also provide a platform to recognise where improvement is needed.

Acknowledging operational aspects which need to be improved to become more efficient and effective is fundamentally important to growth.

Evaluate Your Progress

A Time to Outline Structural Developments

Defining your organisational structure is pivotal to success.

Structure improves operational efficiency and helps your team recognise responsibilities and progression paths.

Discussing structure also helps employees understand who to approach for guidance and who the authorities are within you team. 

A Way to Increase Engagement & Rejuvenate your Team

All businesses, big or small, experience fatigue throughout the year. This is natural when you’re working hard. That is why it’s crucial that management team’s recognise this and offer engaging internal events that help to build relationships and alleviate stress. 

According to research conducted by Temkin Group, highly engaged employees are: 

  • 2.5 times more likely to stay at work late if something needs to be done after the normal workday ends.  
  • more than twice as likely to help someone at work even if they don’t ask for help 
  • more than three times as likely to do something good for the company that is not expected of them.  
  • more than five times as likely to recommend that a friend or relative apply for a job at their company. 

An Opportunity to Establish your Goals for the Year

Developing SMART goals as a team during your company kick-off will make your employees far more committed to your mission and vision. 

It’s crucial that you monitor your progression and adapt and evolve your strategy to optimise your performance. 

Establish Goals

We’re firm believers that collaboration inspires innovation – not just atconferences, but also in the running of them. That’s why our team works closely together to plan, design and market your event, so the whole day or weekend is fun, educational, motivational and, above all, memorable. Speak to us to get started.

A Platform to Develop New & Exciting Ideas

Company kick-off events unite teams and help to promote a positive company culture. This is essential because you begin to create an environment in which creativity and innovation thrive.

Using your company kick-off as an open forum in which all employees can input ideas has several key benefits. Firstly, employees feel like their opinions are valued, this in turn increases employee motivation and staff retention. Even more importantly, more often than not, remarkable new ideas are uncovered.

Maximise your Returns!

Many companies host smaller quarterly kick-offs. This has proven extremely beneficial, especially for companies which are very dynamic that constantly have to restructure to cope with rapidly changing, volatile business environments.

Kick-offs are also important from an external perspective. Ensure that you promote your kick-off across social media channels and blogs – let your customers know that you are planning to be bigger and better than ever this year!

If you need help planning your company kick-off, get in touch with a member of our friendly team today! 

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written by emc3