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Why Are Work Events Important?

Employee hangouts and events are fun, casual, opportunities for coworkers to get together and have a good time. Activities and events can be regularly occurring, like a monthly lunch outing, or last-minute plans, like drinks after work. Either way, work events break up the day and build engagement as employees have something fun to look forward to during the day and get to know each other better.

Trying To Stay Spontaneous

Employee events by their nature are unstructured, loosely planned, and often spontaneous. Keeping things casual is what makes them fun, but it can also cause communication concerns. Depending on the situation, employees may only want to invite a select group of people and need a casual way to do so without making others feel excluded. Alternatively, for larger or more inclusive activities, users struggle to widely distribute information to everyone, especially if there are any last-minute changes.
Employees tell me every day that they’re making friends they didn’t even know existed before. It’s been absolutely transformational for us.

Having Fun With Friends

MangoApps has a host of both specific and centralized communication tools, giving everyone the resources they need to quickly coordinate. For regular events, employees can create reoccurring calendar events on a master office calendar, helping everyone invited stay aware and receive a reminder about the event.
Last-minute activities are easy to orchestrate as well, either at a small scale or larger level. For general office activities, users can post invitations, updates, or announcements in the group news feed, instantly updating everyone in the group and giving coworkers a place to post follow up comments or information. And for smaller interactions, friends can discreetly communicate in private through group instant or direct messages.

How To Create Calendar Events:

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    Company calendars give you a master list to keep everything organized and centralized, from company events to personal reminders. To create a company calendar, first, ensure that the calendar feature is enabled on your domain.
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    Next, select the calendar icon from the navigation menu on the left.
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    You can also create an event by using the compose button at the top of your screen and then selecting the calendar icon from the drop-down menu.
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    Events can also be created from within a specific department or team area by going into the area and selecting the calendar option from the options menu.
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    To start adding calendar events, select the 'calendar tools' button and then 'create an event' from the drop-down menu.
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    Choose what kind of event you want to create (company, team, personal, etc.) and then start adding in the details.
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    Once your finished, select 'create event' to publish it on all of the applicable calendars. Employees can now view your event, RSVP, comment, and more. And if you ever need to update your even or alter details, editing is as simple as selecting the 'edit' button within your event.

How To Make Location-Based Groups:

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    Location-based groups can connect together and make event and party planning easy. To create location-based groups, first, ensure the module is enabled in your platform.
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    Once location-based groups have been enabled, just add the different areas you’d like groups created for.
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    Once you’ve saved your existing locations, employees will automatically be filtered into the appropriate group based on the location listed on the employee profile.
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    Your location groups are now ready to go. You and other employees can begin posting content, uploading files, creating wikis, and enjoying everything else groups have to offer.
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