Business meeting theme ideas

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Business meeting theme ideas
Make business meetings enjoyable, not boring. (Keith Brofsky/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Business meetings are an integral part of any business. They provide a platform to discuss current operations, plans, reviews, and, of course, the future direction of the business. Although meetings are essential, most employees see them as a boring endeavour. However, valuable information is often conveyed in business meetings. Therefore, as a business owner, it is your responsibility to keep your employees engaged and excited with your business affairs. Setting a theme for a meeting can do just that by bringing an element of fun to the table.

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Summer themes

If you regularly catch your staff staring longingly out of the window on those hot sunny days then capitalise on their desires by holding your meeting outdoors in the sunshine. Simply holding a meeting in a park can be enough to motivate your employees. However, if you’re feeling creative, then try to adopt a range of summer themes for your meeting. You could hold a barbecue or make everyone attend in Hawaiian shirts or beachwear. After all, we all love summer, right?

Futuristic themes

In meetings where you want to discuss the future of your business or your upcoming plans, holding a futuristic theme can work wonders in holding those attention spans. There are many “forward thinking” themes you can develop, from decorating your place of work in tin foil covered “futuristic” props to asking your employees to turn up in robot costumes. Giving the meeting a catchy futuristic name can also generate excitement. Names such as “looking to the future” or “the road ahead” can really get staff thinking about what the future of the business and the future of their careers will be like.

Success themes

Incorporating themes of success into your business meetings can not only be fun, they can also be a perfect way to get your employees to think about how meetings can be important to ensure the continued success of a business. There are many different success themes you can use. You could ask your staff to dress up as billionaires or famous Hollywood actors, or you could decide to hold your meeting at a fancy hotel or restaurant.

Sports themes

Sports themes are usually extremely easy to organise. They can be the perfect tool for engaging your staff in meetings that emphasise on group efforts, teamwork, and how the efforts of each individual contributes to the running of the business as a whole. Sports themes can be as simple as asking your staff to turn up in sports related clothing, such as a football kit or gym wear. However, if you don’t mind letting your employees have some fun on the job, it can be a great idea to get your employees in various departments to join forces after a meeting and challenge each other to a friendly game of whatever sport you fancy.

Keep themes relevant

One of the most important factors is to keep the themes relevant to the meeting you are holding. It wouldn’t make much sense to hold a sports themed meeting if you were talking about the future plans of your company. If you keep your themes relevant then your employees are much more likely to show enthusiasm and think about the overall purpose of the meeting, including what it aims to achieve. Of course, the most important thing is to make your meetings entertaining, whatever you decide to do.

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