Company events and get-togethers can be perfect for your communal coworking space, especially if you’re endeavoring to bring your employees closer together to connect and share new ideas. Events can help add value to your business or company’s brand while also helping you attract new employees and prospective members by providing them with a unique experience. All that being said, it can be pretty overwhelming to try and plan out spectacular events, much less pull them together with limited time and an even more limited budget.
However, you don’t have to try and figure all of this out on your own. There are numerous types of events that have succeeded in providing employees with memorable experiences worldwide. Here are some of the ones that you may consider using, or at least basing your event off of.
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Creative Mornings is a series of breakfast lectures that occur monthly and bring together creative communities. It was founded back in 2008, and it has hosted events throughout the globe in 178 different cities since its development. While a company cannot serve as a local host itself, it can encourage and support its employees in becoming organizers for Creative Mornings.
Each month, Creative Mornings chooses a theme that local organizers can use as a basis for curating event speakers and presenters. These events typically begin with a short discussion followed by a Q&A session. Once these have been completed, participants will normally sit down together for some strong coffee and a delicious breakfast.
You likely never gave much thought to the idea of combining a rave with a professional business lunch, but that is exactly what Lunchbeat was developed for. Now operating in over 55 cities, Lunchbeat encourages participants to dance as much as possible during the one-hour event. This allows employees to reduce stress, begin a conversation, have fun, and helps them develop a tight-knit community within their work environment.
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Startup Weekend is well known as one of the largest startup communities in the world, having done well over 1,800 different events in 500 cities worldwide. They bring together top-quality designers, marketers, developers, product managers, and others to put together teams, develop and pitch ideas, construct prototypes, and launch individual startups over a 54 hour period. These events are specifically designed to foster entrepreneurial drive throughout a “startup marathon” by teaching people ways of starting a business and experimenting with new ideas.
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Devised initially in Tokyo, Japan, back in 2003, PechaKucha Night has since developed into a worldwide phenomenon that is now held in well over 900 cities across the globe. These nights are designed to be informal and fun as guest speakers are invited to share a “light-speed” demonstration. They are meant to share 20 images and are given exactly 20 seconds to present each slide. PechaKucha Night is considered to be a fantastic platform that allows people to share their ideas and work in a relaxed, non-critical environment. It also allows audiences to be exposed to many new and inspiring ideas and innovations in a small amount of time.
DrinkEntrepreneurs is a relaxed, monthly get-together developed for entrepreneurship-minded individuals who want to come together for a casual business meetup with good drinks. These events have steadily transformed into a fastly growing movement that now has chapters in 24 different cities. The idea behind these meetups and why they work so well in coworking, community-based spaces was explained by Amarit Charoenphan, co-founder of the first coworking venue host in Thailand, HUBBA. He noted the important fact that one of the best ways to bring people together, no matter what culture they belong to, is through good food and lots of drinks.
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Global Service Jam
Global Service Jam is a massive coworking event that takes place in over 100 cities around the world every February/March. It’s considered to be one of the world’s most significant design thinking and service design events. It is the perfect destination for those looking to bring top-quality service designers into their coworking space. This event is all about meeting cool and intelligent people within your community and coming together to develop creative problem-solving ideas for significant issues in the world. Global Service Jam also has a sister event called the Global Sustainability Jam, which focuses on solving problems related to issues of sustainability. Are you looking to optimize your business with a new office layout that emphasizes the importance of communal spaces? Take a look at TailoredSpace or reach out to them at 951-755-0044 to learn about what they can do to help.