Navigating the fast pace of the workplace continues to present a challenge in building employee relationships. The solution? Recognizing the power of micro events. These events foster casual conversation and shared experiences, driving team unity, motivation, and overall employee engagement.
The importance of growing authentic colleague connections should never be downplayed. Micro events are shorter and small scaled, with the aim of providing an intimate experience for employees that is impactful. They provide a structured yet relaxed channel for interaction beyond the confines of typical workplace formality. Micro events offer a unique space where genuine exchanges can flourish.
Every organization’s success depends on the engagement levels of its workforce. Enter micro events, a simple strategy for kindling engagement. Small events make it possible for every employee to participate and contribute to the conversation. Breaking up one lengthy event into several shorter ones also helps avoid fatigue and boredom. Of course, the result is more interaction and enthusiasm from participants.
The nuance lies in flexibility. Envision these events tailored to the unique needs, preferences, and interests of your teams. Doing so increases the chances of the event actually resonating with people and becoming memorable. Their small size also translates to agility in adapting to changing circumstances. When priorities shift, or new ideas turn up, micro events can pivot swiftly, accommodating to new focuses.
Consistency dictates success. Micro events should not be fleeting-they should be integrated into the basis of your team’s routine. Predictable scheduling enables employees to anticipate and plan for participation. Consistent scheduling is also particularly beneficial for remote work environments as it helps alleviate the feeling of isolation often associated with remoteness. Be it a weekly meeting or a monthly themed affair, a steady rhythm keeps the engagement up.
Active listening has always been key to effective communication. Post each gathering, look for participant feedback. Get to know their preferences and keep in mind potential enhancements you can make going forward. Only their insights will help in continuously improving these events so they get more value out of each one. By taking advantage of these simple but effective changes, you can get employees excited about their work, build employee morale, and create an environment where people work efficiently together. So, be sure to get planning on your next micro event! After all, it's the little things that can make the biggest impact.
Use Epoch to plan your customer service week events, then track analytics on how the events went! Epoch is an employee engagement platform used by people teams at Reddit, Asana, and more. Epoch supports any internal event that needs email, Slack announcements and reminders, calendaring, and reporting. On top of impactful engagement and feedback analytics, Epoch provides a simple way to communicate and promote events to your workforce, helping events reach employees where they prefer to receive messages.
Teams using Epoch have seen positive impacts in event engagement while reducing time spent managing and promoting events by over 70%. Udemy used Epoch to scale its inclusive culture, driving 89% participation, and Modus Create successfully scaled a global events program across 15 timezones.
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This calendar is a guide for you and your team to use as you plan meaningful, internal events and activities for the month of December.
This calendar is a guide for you and your team to use as you plan meaningful internal events and activities for the month of November.