Let’s face it – a positive team is a more productive team. The more you support the people you work with, and help them feel engaged and included in your work environment – the more likely you are to be rewarded with creativity, great moods, and other professional treats. At the end of the day – what could be more important for an event business owner, who’s company runs on charisma, inspiration, and a fun-loving attitude?
So what can you do to make your working environment as nourishing as possible? We have a couple of tips!
1. There’s no “I” in Event
When businesses are young, it’s common for the entrepreneur that founded them to associate him, or herself with the business, and get used to saying things like “my” company. While it’s good to take pride in what you’ve achieved – if you want your team to feel like they’re part of the family, you’re going to have to work on using more inclusive language. Use “we” instead of “I”, and “our” instead of “my”.
You’ll be surprised how much of an impact these little words can have.
2. Banish Boredom, Inspire Involvement
It’s hard to feel engaged and included as part of a team if you have no idea what you’re meant to be doing to contribute to the company. Clearly define the roles of each of your team members, and make sure they know exactly what they are responsible every day. At the same time, remember to challenge them where necessary to expand their boundaries – and never punish a bad idea. In the business of events, you want to encourage creativity – not squash it.
Acknowledging successes is always a good idea too – whether you simply tell your team that they’re doing a good job, or celebrate a big client with an in-office cake!
3. Make Time for Fun, and Bonding
Finally, no matter how big or small your business is – the industry of event management and organization is always going to be fast-paced, and hectic. That means that every member of your team needs to be able to work together quickly. Team building exercises can help with this – and as event organizers yourselves, you should be able to come up with some pretty exciting ideas of what you can do to bond as a group.
At the same time, remember that team-building exercises can also be a great way to blow off steam after a particularly rough period in the office – so space them out across the year for regular fun interludes.
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