Employee engagement and productivity is a big topic for us at Adventure Park, and no doubt others in the business world.
Our 20 years’ experience growing the Park into a major business has taught us that ensuring employee satisfaction is essential to a company’s success.
Studies have shown that employees with high job satisfaction are generally more productive, engaged and loyal to their companies. The good news is that satisfaction comes from more than just financial incentives.
Research indicates that genuine family friendly workplaces build a sense of community among co-workers by creating opportunities for employees’ families to come together in and outside of the office. Implementing a host of family-friendly policies can encourage positivity in the workplace, and help recruit and retain the best possible employees, according to Sodexo’s Workplace Trends Report.
Winning over your employees’ family is one of the best kept secrets of the well known employers of choice like Google, Facebook, and Apple, however, exploring the relationship and bond of an organization with the employee’s family seems to be one of the least explored aspects of employee engagement.
Leading strategic HR experts, People Matters, tell us that engaging the employee’s family improves the confidence and respect for the organization and families become more accommodating to the employee; be it extended working hours, increased business trips, or other inconveniences. Conversely, a negative opinion of an employee’s workplace and manager held by a spouse and/or children can directly lead to resentment, reduced hours at work, and alternate employment searches.
This, among a number of reasons, is why we are seeing a trend towards businesses big and small holding family day functions at Adventure Park, that acknowledge the contributions of their employee’s families.
Providing a fun-filled day that creates lasting memories, good will and allows new friendships to form, can create immeasurable positive impact on employees and their families’ attitude toward work.
A fun family event, such a company founding day, end of year celebration, or beginning of year get together achieves the end goal of helping employees and their families feel acknowledged and appreciated, whilst creating a stress-free environment to decompress and relax in with their loved ones.
Here’s our 5 tips to creating the best family event for your workplace:
By Michelle Lovell
Adventure Park Guest Experience Manager
Michelle has spent 16 years managing staff within the tourism and events industry and currently leads a team of over 50 guest services staff at Adventure Park.
Speak to Michelle about your next business function and how you can turn it into a fun-filled family event - 03 5250 7200