Asking your staff for their opinions and feedback is generally good business practice, in all areas of business. You should, as a good business owner, be open to feedback and understanding of what your staff might think about your business. They are the ones who have to work there day after day, and if they have strong opinions about how the business and their working conditions should be improved, then these really are things you need to be aware of. If staff are happy and feel listened to, this can have multiple positive implications for their performance and their happiness at work.
Parties and incentives are all about your staff, so it is only natural that your staff should have some input into what you do. The Christmas party is one of the biggest events of the year, so start early by asking your staff what they would like to do. If you’re based in the South of the country, then Christmas parties in Bournemouth can offer you various options that will suit businesses of all kinds, and staff members with various different preferences and requirements. If you let your team know that you will be hosting a Christmas party in Bournemouth, it is then their decision what they would like to do for the party itself.
Listening to your staff – collecting up their ideas about a Christmas party
Bournemouth offers various group parties and various venues where you can host private parties as well, giving you the choice of atmosphere. Some members of staff will only want to socialise with their peers, whilst for others, the atmosphere will be important and they will want to go somewhere bigger and buzzier. Make sure everyone is listened to when making your decision – it can be easy to listen to those who talk the loudest and put their opinions forward the most forcefully. You might want to nominate someone in the events team to take care of liaising with members of staff and collecting together information regarding their personal preferences.
Start the process early on in the year, so your team have something to look forward to well in advance. This also gives you the time to really collect together all opinions, and act upon them, whilst there are still plenty of Christmas party venues available. Your team should be able to come up with lots of ideas based on the criteria that you give them.
Setting a budget for your staff Christmas party
Choosing a Christmas party in Bournemouth won’t be as expensive as other locations, but it probably won’t be cheap either. By planning ahead, you can secure better prices for your venue by shopping around. Have a clearly defined and set budget in place so that your costs don’t spiral out of control. Whilst you want everyone to have a good time, you also don’t want to be in a position where your costs are too high and it might affect your business. Allow your staff to direct your venue choices, within reason.