Why an EOFY party is perfect for cross-departmental relations
1) Addressing everyone at same time
Compared to other social events, the end of the financial year is something that can impact all corners of the business. This means that certain departments that usually skip over social occasions might be more likely to attend. As a result, an EOFY function is a great opportunity for senior management to address and engage with all employees. Perhaps set up some awards for top quarter performers or a trophy for the best tenpin bowler or congratulate everyone on completing the year. Make sure you've accessed our bar deal so you can all toast the year ahead and enjoy from our delicious food offering.
Away from the stresses of the office, these 'strangers' can find common ground in what they do and gain perspective on the business as whole, whether it be side by side battling it out in the Laser Arena, or taking on a 4 player race on Daytona in the Arcade.3) Set up departmental bowling teams
To further promote engagement between departments, pit bowling teams against each other. As well as providing a little bit of healthy rivalry, it can boost collaboration, communication and support between areas that don't usually mix.A great example would be accounts versus sales. These two departments play important roles within a business, but their tasks are focussed in different directions. At the EOFY party, the only key direction is straight down the lane - with the aim to knock the most pins!
At the end of the night, departments might not be best friends with each other, but they'll have a renewed respect and appreciation for those all working towards the same business goal!