There’s no denying that for better or worse, the world has changed significantly since the spring of 2020. With most places open for business again, however, it may seem like it’s business as usual, but there are some definite modifications to how we do business, and that includes how we do corporate events. If you are planning to host a corporate event soon, here are some of the ways corporate events have changed, and what you should do to keep pace with these changes.
You are probably already familiar with hybrid workplaces, where some employees work from home at least part of the time, and some work from the office at least part of the time. Hybrid offices allow employees to protect themselves from illness, but they also allow employees flexibility in their personal lives. Because of this, this model of workforce management has become very popular in recent years.
Enter the hybrid meeting. The hybrid meeting is just like a hybrid workplace, with some employees attending the meeting in person, and others attending the meeting virtually. In order to hold a hybrid meeting, you’ll need not only an event space for corporate meetings, but an event space that is well connected to the internet but that also has an adequate camera and microphone setup for those attending the meeting virtually.
Thankfully at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC, we have our own in-house AV team, AV Workshop. AV Workshop can set up the proper equipment to host your hybrid event, so that your event goes off without a hitch - or a glitch!
If you’ve been to the doctor or dentist any time in the past few years, you likely were given a questionnaire about your health - whether you have had a fever, have been exposed to COVID-19 recently, have traveled out of the country, etc. These health check forms have been seen at some corporate events, being given to attendees prior to admission.
Another safety check that many places have adopted is a quick temperature check with a forehead thermometer, which you may want to consider for your event as well. Be sure to note on the invitation that health screenings are mandatory. If you will be requiring masks, make that known as well, but do also consider providing masks at entrance.
Many businesses and individuals are leaning towards sustainability, especially when it comes to food and consumer goods. This means using ethically sourced ingredients, local foods, recyclable materials, and eliminating the need for paper waste when possible. If you have brochures or material for your event, think about sending it ahead of time as a document, or providing guests with a QR code so that they can scan the code for more information on the presentation.
For meal options at the meeting, speak with the catering team at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC about creating a sustainable menu for your event.
You may have heard there’s a lot of corporate burnout going around right now, with many people resigning from their positions due to stress. This is important to remember when planning your next corporate event, because with so many exhausted employees, events should include an element of fun, or at least one of respite. Plan for meals and for several breaks where attendees can check their phones, get a snack, have some fresh air, use the restroom, or have a few minutes of personal time.
As for fun, planning an event that’s pure fun to break up the day will be appreciated. Bring in a sommelier for a wine tasting class, or a chef for cookie decorating lessons. This will allow your team to bond, but also have a little fun, too!
With these tips in mind, your next corporate event is sure to be right on trend! To learn more about our event space and why you should host your next corporate event at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC, and what we can do to help you plan your next corporate or social event, please contact Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC today!