If you have been put in charge of planning a work outing, there are a few things you should consider. The first is whether or not all of the people who are supposed to come on this outing are going to be comfortable and happy with the activity you have chosen. If you are planning an outing as a team bonding exercise, you will simply alienate people if you choose an activity which really appeals to half of the people, and frightens or bothers the others. Try not to be too creative when it comes to planning the outing, as sometimes the simplest ideas are the best.
- Work out who you are taking. You will rarely take the whole office on a work outing, unless it is for the Christmas lunch or a leaving party, so work out exactly who will be coming on the outing before you decide when it is going to be and where you are going. Knowing who will be there will help you to decide what to do.
- Know everyone’s limits. If you are working with predominantly young people, then something very active might be fun, but if a lot of people are much older, or there are people with disabilities, it is not fair to discriminate in this way.
- Ask around. If you come up with a short list of three or four things that people might like to do you can then put this to a vote so that people can choose what they are interested in. This way there is a lot less pressure on you getting it wrong, and allows people to choose by a majority vote.
- Make sure everyone is safe. Plan the safety aspects of the outing before anything else, from getting there to the activities that you will all be doing.
You should make a Birmingham accident at work compensation claim
You should make a Birmingham accident at work compensation claim against your company if you have been injured on a trip or outing, and feel that this is the fault of your employer rather than any fault of your own or the actual venue of your outing. Call Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about Birmingham accident at work compensation and whether or not you should be making a claim for compensation, based on how likely it is that your claim will be successful.
You can call free on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and the team will be more than happy to talk you through what has happened to you and what the process will be if you want to get Birmingham accident at work compensation from your employer.