While today’s 50 degree temperatures and rainy skies make it hard to believe, the summer season is almost here and it kicks off some of my favorite Total Attorneys company events. A few weeks ago we had an amazing fundraiser for the Total Impact House. People enjoyed each others’ company after work, all the while raising about $4,000 for a great cause.
This month we’ll be participating in the Chase Corporate Challenge, a 3.5 mile run for companies located in the Chicago Loop. We had about 40 runners last year and many more who came out to cheer their co-workers on and hang out. This event is also cool because it gives us a chance to interact with other Chicago businesses and show them how we like to have fun! Below is the never-before-seen, unique design for our team T-shirt this year, designed by one of our employees.
Company outings can either be planned in great detail or be as simple and spontaneous as grabbing people to head out to the park for a picnic. Later in the summer we have our annual softball tournament to look forward to. The whole company is invited to enjoy softball, food, and friends in Grant Park.
Promoting socialization among employees also has work-related benefits, too. People get to know each other better, so they work together better. They are also more energized because events such as the ones described here provide them with an outlet to relax. Productivity increases as the result of having fun. Caring about the holistic development of employees will yield results in productivity for your organization. Having an annual golf outing helps our employees take a day to not worry about work and just enjoy each others’ friendship.
If you work at Total Attorneys, what is your favorite company event? If you work somewhere else, what kinds of events does your company have, and what is your favorite?
Work hard, play hard this summer!