Ain't No Party Like a DEFINITION 6 Party
It’s understandable to question the significance of office parties after hearing horror stories that have led to dismissals, legal trouble, or worse. With many companies taking extra steps to incorporate casual gatherings, lunches, and happy hours year-round, holding a big company party during the busiest quarter of year might even seem counterintuitive.
However, with employee engagement at its lowest point since the early 2000s, it might be more important than ever for your business not only to host holiday parties but to use them as a chance to show employee appreciation and help team members get to know one another better. It’s also a wonderful way to end the year on a positive note!
One of DEFINITION 6’s time-honored traditions is throwing Spooktacular themed Halloween parties in both our Atlanta and New York offices. Each year the office picks a theme, and everyone coordinates his or her costume around the chosen theme. In past years, some of our themes have been Hollywood, a night at the Circus, Blast Off, Alice in Wonderland, and this year’s Atlanta theme was Studio 54. Every year, employees enjoy great food, drinks, team building games, and of course, dancing.
The workplace should not be a place that people dread coming into every day. Employees should look forward to going to their jobs. In fact, they should have a hard time leaving because they enjoy their co-workers and the atmosphere so much. While the work may be difficult at times, the culture shouldn’t add to the stress of the work. This is why building a strong culture is a main initiative for DEFINITION 6.
“Corporate culture is the only sustainable competitive advantage that is completely within the control of the company.” - David Cummings, Co-founder of Pardot