Why Merger Events Are Good For Your Business

Merging with a company is stressful. There are so many tasks at hand to make sure everything runs smoothly, but something that might not be on the mind of either business is how the employees mesh. Everyone is new, and the employees from each company definitely don’t know who they’re going to work with in the future. Team-building activities, such as improv and game shows, are a perfect Florida corporate event to have so different employees can meet each other. 

Collaboration
Working with new people means you must learn how they operate. When merging companies, working together with others is essential for an effective office environment. It breaks down any potential barriers by allowing others to see how co-workers solve problems, and to see what hidden skills they have that wouldn’t usually appear in an office. 

Communication
Communication a big part of running an efficient business. Team-building games really help when people become reliant on each other to reach a goal in a game. Take the obstacle course, for example. You must work with teammates to reach the end, and if there is no clear communication that team will be left in the dust; a perfect metaphor for a new workplace. The casual games outside of an office can also build trust and bonding. 

Builds Morale
Team building supports the sense that both companies take great pride in caring for their employees. A merger can make people feel like they’ve lost importance. Hosting a team-building event shows their needs are being looked after — which is motivating. The motivation can lead to employees feeling better about investing time into the new company, especially because team-building builds new relationships as well. New relationships create excitement for coming into work each and every day to see their colleagues! 

Deadlines
A lot of team-building exercises require quick decision-making. Working together with others to reach a goal as fast as possible can transfer to real-world office situations, too! Deadlines are plentiful in an office, so this technique will really get people collaborating for the common good of success.

Two companies merging is the perfect time to host a Florida corporate event full of team-building. What better way to introduce employees than a couple of fun games? Call 407-955-4949 or go online to receive a quote today.

Make Team Building a Charitable Experience

gameshowsWhen planning your company’s team building events, why not look for something that’s both beneficial for your employees and for your local community? By combining corporate social responsibility with a team building activity, you’ll not only present your team with a gratifying experience but you’ll also elevate your organization’s reputation at the same time. Here are just a few ideas about how to incorporate charitable experiences with your team building event:

  1. Create something for the local children’s hospital. Use your team’s creative thinking and fabrication skills to make something for the children staying in the local children’s hospital. Make it a competition among multiple departments or branches. The ultimate reward is the thought of all that hard work going to a worthy cause. A great example of this was CenturyLink’s participation in building high-end remote-control race cars for a children’s hospital.
  2. Help decorate the community. Break your workforce up into teams. Give each team one panel of a mural and have them work together to come up with a creative concept for their panel. The panels can then be donated to a local library or orphanage. The teamwork component comes in because each team is only given 4-6 colors and they must work together to create more colors. They also have to coordinate with the other teams to ensure the panels join seamlessly and cohesively.
  3. Build wheelchairs for disabled veterans. You can start the activity off with a trivia contest. Each correct answer gives players chips that they use to buy wheelchair parts and tool kits. Let each team build the backrest, footrests, and leg pegs for each wheelchair. At the end of the project, make sure the chairs are inspected by a professional to ensure safety and then donate them. You can make it more intense by turning into a competition as well.
  4. Build dog houses for local animal shelters. Have a team building event dedicated to building and decorating dog houses for needy animals. In a team building event for Wesco, the groups played games to earn points that allowed them to buy the materials needed for the doghouses. Then, another team would build the house with the bought materials, and the final team would decorate and customized the dwelling.
  5. Have a game show day and donate a portion of the winners proceeds to a charity of their choice. Invite your team to have a game show event in which they team up and play Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Family Feud, or Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Use their points or dollar amount earned and donate an agreed upon portion to the charity of their choice. For the winners, you can buy them lunch or give them a paid day off to use at a time of their choosing.

No matter how complex or simple your charitable team building event is, every little bit helps the community and your team’s esteem. Use your team building events as a way to tell the community who you are and what you value as a company. Your employees will enjoy whatever activity you choose, as long as they know that their combined efforts are helping a noble cause.

How would you incorporate a charitable aspect to your team building event? Share your ideas with us. We’d love to hear them.

Combining Corporate and Team Building Events

Combining business and pleasure is what Orlando corporate events are all about, and with Fun Planners you can guarantee that your event’s theme will be a hit for everyone. If you’re tired of the same Orlando team building and corporate events that your company plans, why not try something different? Creating a bonding experience for you and your employees can be challenging, but when there’s competition involved, combining competition and teamwork can prove to be successful.

  • Arcade rentals and virtual reality games can be a great place to start when planning a team building event. Multiplayer games can provide great team challenges and encourages communication and teamwork. Whether you win or lose, it’s a fun way to get people interacting.
  • Casino events also provide an atmosphere of competition and bonding between your co-workers that’s fun for everyone. It also gives you a chance to interact with co-workers in a different, more relaxed environment.
  • Game shows are not only entertaining but they also create an interactive teamwork environment that gets your employees working toward a goal in a team effort. It’s a great way to get teams focused on leadership and organization.

Regardless of what your event planning goal is, Fun Planners is here to make sure your corporate event is a success. From catering to entertainment, we plan Orlando corporate events that are essential to the success of your business. Call us today at 407-880-3521 to learn more about our Orlando event planning services.

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For years, various games show have entertained viewers across the nation. Now, you can get in on the fun.

Fun Planners offers Game Show Mania. Game Show Mania features similar versions of popular game shows such as Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Family Feud or Who Wants to be a Millionaire!

Fun Planners can customize a Game Show to fit your group’s specific needs. Our state-of-the-art systems include features such as…

• Podiums with lockout buzzers and gooseneck microphones
• Digital Scoring
• Sound System
• Projection Screen
• LCD Projector
• Host/ Emcee (or you can be the host!)
• Technician

The Game Show System is designed for live performance interaction. This new concept creates an atmosphere that is fun and educational for the contestants and the audience. Use pre-programmed questions or customize the Game Show with your very own questions and categories. Each game is fast-paced, exciting, and fun for everyone alike!

To learn more, contact us today!