3 Ways to Enhance Award Ceremonies
As the leader of your corporation, it is your job to help your employees feel acknowledged for the hard work they do each day. Corporate award ceremonies can be a great way to do just that. Here are some fun ideas to enhance your next corporate award ceremony.
Celebrate Your Team
Award ceremonies don’t have to just be about handing out awards. They can be a great opportunity for your employees to get to know one another better and build the overall team mentality of your business. It can be a great idea to make your award ceremony a corporate retreat. This way you can create a whole weekend of activities that will help your employees get to know each other better and learn to work well in team activities.
Idea #1: Plan a Field Day, Picnic or Party
One way is through corporate field days, and they can be a great way to bring out a competitive side of your workforce while helping them work together towards a bigger goal. Take, for example, the films of the 80s that showcase the ideal company picnic, where employees train hard in order to master the events against (or with) fellow co-workers. This is just what your corporate field day can be like, and it will give you the opportunity to hand out a whole new set of customized awards for their physical achievements as well.
Another way to build camaraderie and strengthen loyalty to your company is through competitive trivia. This is perfect for those who may be less physically inclined, and you can enrich the employees in your company with questions pertaining to your company’s brand and image. These could include questions related to the organization’s mission statement or corporate values, and you could use the questions to see how familiar your employees are with your business’s goals and culture. Learn more on how to brand your brand at events.
Idea #2: Rewarding Awards
When planning a corporate award ceremony, it is important to include all of your employees. You can create fun and silly awards for all different types of employees. An award for “Most Memes Sent to Fellow Employees” could be one of them. One could also be, “Most Time Spent in the Breakroom” could be another one. Allow your employees to submit funny categories prior to the event. Add the top categories to your digital RSVP so employees can vote for each other. Finally, your event manager can have professionally made awards to give out the day of your ceremony.
Idea #3: Personalize It
When you are giving out awards at your ceremony, you need to make sure that the awards you give out aren’t generic or general. It is important that you choose awards that can customize each recipient. If you want to make your employees feel really special, give awards that match their personalities. A gift that celebrates a favorite inside joke can make the award memorable. Customizable award pins or printed award certificates are an economical way to celebrate multiple employees’ accomplishments.