You spend a lot of your time with your fellow colleagues at work, but have you ever wondered what they are like outside of the office? A lot of people only interact with their colleagues while in the workplace and could be a reason why communication between coworkers falls short. It is important to interact with your coworkers off of the clock as well because it makes for a more comfortable work environment. Aside from a simple chance to unwind after work, there are also business benefits to having a corporate happy hour.
An important part of a good company is keeping a positive environment and making sure your employees actually enjoy coming into work every day. Having a company happy hour can help with this because it gives employees a chance to interact with one another without thinking about the stress of work. If you plan regular outings, employees are more likely to associate their job with positivity and want to come in and contribute every day.
People tend to work better together when they actually like each other…what a shocker! A stronger bond between co-workers is bound to make work days in the office go by a lot smoother and getting together for happy hour is a great way to build this bond. It gives you a chance to learn things about your colleagues that you would never have known from just working with them. This allows employees to see each other as more than just co-workers and the more comfortable everyone is with one another, the better the work environment will be.
It is always a good idea to reward people for the things that they have accomplished. This makes people feel good about themselves and also keeps them motivated to continue to accomplish more. Going to a happy hour to celebrate a big step within your company is a great way to keep employees feeling good about the work they are doing. An employee never wants to feel like they aren’t getting the recognition they deserve for their work and that could result in a decline in their motivation. In addition to celebrating accomplishments, you could also take the time to plan outings for birthdays and work anniversaries to keep the fun going!
Good for Business
A corporate happy hour doesn’t have to be all fun and games. Think about planning business outings where you get together outside of work, but also make it productive. You could have business meetings outside of the office or even host different networking events and workshops to better your company. This gives people the chance to be productive and have a little fun too!
Ready for Your Corporate Happy Hour?
Basta Pasta is the perfect place to host your next corporate happy hour. Whether you are celebrating someone’s birthday or having a meeting, Basta Pasta has delicious Italian specials along with a scrumptious wine list and a regular bar menu as well. We pride ourselves on serving the best quality food with an array of fresh, flavorful ingredients. To make a reservation at our Timonium location, contact us online or give us a call at (410) 308-0838. To make a reservation at our Fallston location, contact us online or give us a call at (410) 692-5200. To find out more about our menu, follow us on Facebook and Twitter!