Now that we are still in lockdown for foreseeable future, you as an organization have to look at alternative ways to start the new year together with your team, customers or relations. How do you ensure that your employees feel that they are connected to each other during the New Year's gathering? And how can you involve your relations in your company's mission in 2022? Here are five ideas on how to organize engaging, online New Year's event in 2022!
It doesn't matter what's on the program or whether the participants have fallen asleep a bit. The moment a quiz starts, everyone is wide awake! Humans are made to play and to want to win - this is also a belief at GroundControl. During our online events over the past two years, we have noticed that a little competition can work wonders.
At GroundControl you can set up a quiz in two ways. In one case, everyone competes against each other. All participants participate individually in the quiz. This variant is especially good for ensuring that your participants remain energetic and enjoy the online meeting. However, it is also possible for your participants to compete against each other in teams. This allows them to collect points as a team and that works very well for the team spirit! With our platform it is easier than ever to place all participants in teams and set up a breakout for each team. This way they can easily discuss among each other!
How amazing is it if you can give your employees or relations a personal message for the new year? There's no better way to engage and appreciate others than sending them a personalized text or video. With GroundControl you can! With our platform, your participants end up in a personalized environment, where you determine what they see, read and hear. Upload a video or enter a text for each participant and we'll make sure it reaches the right person during the online gathering.
It might be even better if your participants create a personal message for each other. No one knows your employees as well as their colleagues. During the event, we can ask the participant to write or record something about a valued colleague, who will then see it during the event!
Everyone has different interests. For both your customers and employees applies that they want to see, hear or experience something else during your New Year's event. So make sure there is something for everyone. Take, for example, 10 different themes that will play an important role for your organization in 2022 and let your participants choose which theme they want to participate in the discussion. You can choose to arrange everyone randomly, but also to give your guests the choice themselves. Our platform then ensures that everyone ends up in the right place.
Giving and receiving feedback is more important than ever, especially when you can't easily see each other. It is important for your organization that everyone has the opportunity to share what is important to him or her, or has been important in the past year. Therefore, use our feedback options to check how your employees look back on 2021 and look ahead to 2022. Use a multiple choice question, or give the space to elaborate in an open question. With GroundControl you can view the results of the questions you have asked live during the session.
De Tamagotchi, wie kent 'm nog? In de jaren '90 was het razend populair om je eigen beestje te verzorgen op deze kleine gadgets. Hoe is dat relevant voor mijn nieuwjaarsbijeenkomst, vraag je? Bij GroundControl steken we de Tamagotchi in een nieuw jasje. Met ons platform is het namelijk mogelijk om je eigen digitale Tamagotchi te maken. In dit geval hoef je geen beestje te verzorgen, maar heb je de controle over een fictief, menselijk personage.
Who still remembers the Tamagotchi? In the 90s, it was extremely popular to take care of your own pet on these little gadgets. How is that relevant to my New Year's Eve gathering, you ask? At GroundControl we give the Tamagotchi a new look. With our platform it is possible to make your own digital Tamagotchi. In this case, you don't have to care for an animal, but you have control over a fictional, human character.
During a major event hosted by multiple European universities, we used this tool to enforce the mission of the event: creating more awareness and knowledge about the well-being of students. In this case, participants got their own student-tamagotchi to take care of, who had to be assisted by the user in making choices and facing difficult dilemmas. The participant ended up in different scenarios and had to make balanced decisions to help his or her student as best as possible.
Of course it doesn't have to be a student. It can also be a meal deliverer, farmer or health care worker, for example. As long as it is relevant to your organization!
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