In today’s corporate world, deals are made and broken in all manner of settings. Having the right connections and being seen at the right place, with the right people is of utmost importance. It is also a factor that drives many businesses forward. As such, corporate functions play a major role in the business of a modern organization. Some companies benefit so much from such functions that there are separate people or divisions to handle such functions. A well-organized corporate function not only helps business, but also reflects the standing of the company in society. Therefore, utmost importance should be given when organizing such functions. Here are some golden rules to follow when planning your next corporate function.
The first golden rule is to have a concept or a theme. In today’s corporate culture, a function without a theme seems haphazard and disorganized. So before you go any further in organizing the function, come up with a theme. Sometimes you may not be able to do so on your own. Get the help of your superiors and colleagues. If you have the resources to spare, engage an events agency to come up with one. Once you have the initial concept, plan the rest of the event around it. Most of the successful function have a running theme from the save the date, to the agenda to the post function follow up, and everything in between. Think of this as the nervous system of party.
Make Lists and Check them twice
When organizing a corporate function, you would find out that lists and checklists will be your best friends. If not, how will you keep track of the fact that Director 1 is a vegan and CEO cannot stand to site next to the HR manager? So in order to ensure that you cover every little detail of the function, and also to avoid difficult situations, ensure that you put everything in list. If the function is handled by an events agency Sydney, insist on going over every detail. It is, after all, better to be safe than sorry.
Some of the best corporate functions that people have witnessed have been planned weeks, or sometimes months in advance. There is no harm in planning for such a function early. It is always better than running in circles at the eleventh hour. So as soon as you know that the function is going to take place, make sure that you start planning. Assign responsibilities to people and ensure that you oversee them adequately and in a timely manner.