Work events have a bad reputation and, to be honest, many of us don’t look forward to them. Instead, we muster up the energy and head out to the location that your company has chosen. While you may love your job, it can be important to understand that not everyone wants to talk about work, especially at a work party. Instead of feeling uncomfortable in the corner, we’re going to help you make the most out of your work event.
To start off, we’re hoping that your company has a pretty cool location for this corporate event. If you’re looking for somewhere to host your next corporate event, choose Bounce Sporting Club. With this location, we promise that this event will be something that your employees are actually looking forward to. At Bounce Sporting Club we offer gourmet food, handcrafted drinks, and stunning views of the city. Honestly, what more could you want? Contact us to get started. Your employees work hard, which is why you should reward them with an event they’ll be talking about for months to come!
So, let’s get into the nitty-gritty and figure out how to not talk about work at a work event.
This might be one of the best ways to avoid the work talk. If you’re meeting someone new, there are plenty of things that you can ask them when it comes to themselves. Sure, you may want to throw in the occasional, “What department are you in?” but keep it to a minimum. Ask them about their family, pets, any fun weekend plans, or any potential trips they may have planned. If they are new to the job or the city, talk about your favorite spots in the area and then see what they’re into. The possibilities with this are truly endless. Who knows, you might even walk away with a new friend!
Brush Up On Sports
Now we’re not saying that you need to know all the facts about who’s playing who, who won the playoffs, and who’s being traded to who, but you might want to brush up on some of the basics. This is perfect if you’re at a sports venue or a sports club, like us, but even if you aren’t, it’s a great way to break the ice and get a conversation going. If you find yourself in a conversation rut and wanting to continue, but not wanting to talk about work, ask someone if they caught the game this past weekend. Even if they’re not big sports people, it still gets the ball going and may lead to some other interesting conversations.
Get To Know People’s Interests
This one may seem like a no brainer, but when you’re at work it can be hard to actually get to know people. Of course, you’ll know the people sitting next to but other than what they’re doing and some basic small talk, you probably don’t know them that well. Even though you’re still at a corporate event and you still want to remain a bit professional, this is the time to let your hair down and enjoy the night. Get to know other people on your team and introduce yourself to others. Remember at the end of the day, no matter what position or who makes more money, we’re all humans. Chances are, you have more in common with people than you think!
Make Future Plans
This goes hand in hand with mingling, but when you’re interacting with new people, try and make some plans for the future. This can be as simple as grabbing a coffee in the office cafe or even setting up lunch. It’s your choice if you want to make this work-related or if you need an excuse to try that new burrito place down the street. Making future plans with people can help solidify your relationships within the company.
Once again, we know that a work party maybe something that’s not at the top of your list of exciting things to do, but why can’t it be? At Bounce Sporting Club we’re here to offer you an event venue that your employees will be begging to return to. Give your company the night off that they deserve. Contact us today to book your next event with us! We can’t wait to give you the corporate event of a lifetime!