How to survive EOFY and impress your boss..
EOFY is pretty much here and besides all the “Its EOFYS” ads on TV being in our heads for the next 2 months, there are plenty of other things on our mind during this time.
The good news is – you’ve been sticking to a tight budget and now its tax return time and time for your boss to treat the office to a staff party to celebrate the end to another financial year.
If you have been put with the tiring task of planning your EOFY drinks or staff party, we’ve got you covered. Here are some tips on how to survive this tricky part of the year and keep your boss happy (and maybe event get that promotion you’ve been pretending you don’t want):
- Stick to the budget– End of the financial year or beginning of a new one = not a great time to blow the entire annual budget on Cirque du Soleil for the staff party. In saying that, you can still have a unique experience with fabulous food and drinks that doesn’t make the accounting department want to retire at 25. Choose wisely with the more filling options from the menu and be aware of what you are offering on the bar tab. Beverage packages are also a great way to save some money.
- Be Creative– There is definitely nothing wrong with finger food and wine but why not go a bit further and make it an experience the whole office will remember! Whether it’s a cool theme, fun experience station (eg cocktail class) or a competition, you can certainly make your colleagues stay until 12am instead of going home to watch the news at 6.
“Remember that staff party where Mr Thomson rode an elephant the entire night? Yeah Janet organised that one..”
Okay so maybe not that extreme…but you get the point!
- Relax– You have just come out from 12 hour work days and endless numbers, to the point where you close your eyes and all you can see is the matrix. This is now time for you to let loose a bit and have some fun. Your boss will notice your relaxed attitude and then when he sees the event you planned, he will be THAT much more impressed. Let the event organiser take care of things for you. All you really need to do is tell them what you want to do and they can help you achieve it. That’s what they are there for! Plus you definitely want to look like it’s no big deal and you can handle anything. Yep, ready for that promotion!
Not bragging or anything but The Morrison has some pretty fun and unique spaces for events. Not only that but we have a tonne of ideas to make every event different and tailored to your style.