Annual work ‘beanos’ are just as important as they ever were for boosting staff morale and relieving the pressure that workers endure on a daily basis. The work’s day out is useless unless it takes place on a working day, and not at the weekend. If the staff gave up their own time to attend the trip, you might not get many takers.
There are many ideas for day trips that you could take up. Some people enjoy a day at the races and return home with pockets full of cash. We are going to take a look at how to organise a golfing day out. Golf is still among the top sports for men, so why not make a special occasion out of it. Your employees will enjoy some fresh air and get plenty of exercise before they hit the nineteenth hole. It may be an idea for it to take place on a Friday so that they have a couple of days to get over it.
Your office will be closed for the day, except maybe for a stand in to answer the telephones. Think about the people you must contact so that they are aware of the situation. Other businesses or clients may feel aggrieved if they lose business because they cannot get hold of you.
Book the venue well in advance. Tell them the exact number of attendees so that they are aware of the situation. You should also contact them a couple of weeks before you arrive to confirm the details. Arrange for the club to lay on some food in their lounge or function room. They have experience in catering for large parties, so it won’t be a problem.
If there are some men who have mobility issues, book some golf buggies from the course well in advance.
Travel in style with a fleet of chauffeur driven cars or luxury coaches. If the cars were to collect the workers from their homes, it would be an extra special touch that they will appreciate. Don’t skimp on the travel arrangements or it could all backfire – excuse the pun – on the day.
The players will need a top quality set of clubs with which to play. They are expensive, to say the least, but luckily there are companies that hire sets out. That could save you a fortune and save embarrassing the chap with the cheapest clubs. You hire them by the day for a set price. it is a brilliant idea.
In The Bar
The guys will be thirsty after such a long walk so dig deep into your pockets to buy them plenty of drinks. It is the point where you can make or break the experience. You don’t want to appear to be thrifty in front of the staff.
If all goes well, the trip will be the stuff of legend for many years to come. Give yourself a pat on the back for being such a great boss. Tthe lads will be wondering what you have in store for them next year. Start planning now; you have set the bar high.