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What Are Employee Outings?

An employee outing is any time employees socialize, whether it’s lunch, a retirement party, or a spontaneous trip to a bar. Sometimes these are recurring, like weekly team drinks or a monthly book club.
Whatever the case, employees who have fun together sometimes are likely to have better morale and be more engaged at work. Anything a company can do to help build friendships and good will among employees will contribute to overall success.

Problem: Creating Inclusive Communication

Coworkers want to plan events and have a good time together, but communicating with everyone can be a big hassle. Last-minute plans are often limited to whoever happens to be in earshot, making events feel accidentally exclusive and creating coordination confusion.
Pre-planned activities and regularly scheduled events can be tricky to manage as well. Without an effective way to share important changes or create event awareness, employees are stuck sending out emails and depending on verbal communication, both of which can be disorganized and create confusion.

Solution: Perfect Planning With MangoApps

MangoApps is designed for coordinating and sharing specific information, making everything from planning detailed events to last minute get-togethers simple and straightforward.
In MangoApps, it’s easy to set up groups by location or by employee interest, and then you can just fire off a news feed post to the relevant group when you want to plan something spontaneous. Everyone is instantly up to date, no one is left out, and no one who isn’t in the group gets bombarded with irrelevant information.
For more organized events like birthday celebrations or retirement parties, employees can create a group calendar event. Calendar events let you establish all the details, and have a comments and questions area. Calendar events also have an RSVP option, and can remind workers about the event a few hours or even a few days in advance. They’re also easy to update as things change, without becoming a mess like a mass email chain might.

How To Make Location-Based Groups:

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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 you're 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 event or alter details, editing is as simple as selecting the 'edit' button within your event.

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