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Host a Summer Picnic to Boost Workplace Productivity

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Healthy Company PicnicHappy summer! Or maybe not if your workforce is struggling to stay focused. Sometimes summer can bring some struggles to the office because people are distracted or itching to get outside.

We think summer is a great time to host an office event like a workplace picnic. Now we know picnics aren’t necessarily work-related, but they can be a great idea in so many ways.

Don’t worry too much if you’ve never planned an office picnic before. We’ve put together The Handy Toolkit for a Healthier Company Picnic.

Download the toolkit to take a look at:

  • The goals of a summer event
  • A potential menu for your picnic
  • Some activities to keep your guests entertained
  • A simple checklist to stay on task

Goals

Obviously it’s important to take a look at why you’re planning a summer event at your office. Your goals can be specific to your workforce, but it’s also important to keep in mind the benefits of hosting a summer event. Try to include things like improved teamwork, celebrating the summer season and showing your employees you really care.

Menu

We’ve got a ton of awesome healthy recipes on our Pinterest page, which goes to show that many of the traditional picnic recipes can be modified to be quite a bit healthier. Check out the toolkit for some of our favorite healthier recipes and a nice menu structure to use at your summer picnic.

Activities

A picnic isn’t a picnic without some type of activity. Depending on when you do your summer event and the interests of your employees, your activities can really vary. In our handy toolkit, we outline all types of activities from volunteer work to homemade yard games and everything in between.

Checklist

It’s difficult to keep all of your responsibilities organized. We get that. A summer event can be a great benefit to your company, but not if it’s a huge added weight on your shoulders. That’s why we put together a simple check list to help you keep the details in order. Follow the list or customize it to your needs for your smoothest company event yet.

Don’t let summer get you down. Use a fun summer event—like a company picnic—to boost your employees’ morale and reclaim productivity in your office. Check out our Handy Toolkit for a Healthier Company Picnic to get started.

What summer events do you host at your workplace?

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Topics: Wellness Programs, Productivity, Company Culture, Wellness Trends

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