How to host a corporate get together on a day-to-day basis
The best way to host an employee get together is to get together in your own home, according to the latest study by the Australian Chamber of Commerce.
The survey found that about 70 per cent of Australians think they could host a get together without a corporate partner.
“We’ve found that we can do it at home with family and friends, we can even have the corporate sponsor, but that is not the end of it,” the Chamber’s senior manager for corporate communications, Ben Pidgeon, told Business Insider.
“It’s just a start.”
It’s a strategy that has worked well for several Australian companies, including Melbourne-based multinationals WPP and Cairns-based telecommunications company Telstra, which have hosted events over the past year.
The Australian Chamber said it had not yet been able to find any other companies who have successfully hosted corporate get-togethers.
“There are a few other companies that have done this, but I’m not aware of any companies that are doing this well,” Pidgeons said.
“But we’re looking to expand the business model and we’re trying to find other opportunities for corporate get as well.”
To do so, Pidgeont said the Chamber would look at whether it could host corporate events in a location close to home.
“For example, we would look to host corporate get meetings at the office, or corporate get day-longs, or maybe corporate events at the workplace,” he said.
Pidgeon said the chamber would also consider adding corporate sponsors.
“The sponsors need to be able to demonstrate that they are actively involved in the business and that they know what the business is all about,” he added.
“And the sponsors need be in a position to do the events.”
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