Live shows are on pause for now, and virtual performances have become a significant way for businesses to show their employees that they’re appreciated. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that picking a performer has become any more comfortable! Online there are thousands of different music acts available, contortionists, clowns, comedians, and even pet performers! The choice to figure out which one is the right one is a difficult path to tread. Instead of just giving up on the whole idea, here are some of the best things to consider when deciding which act to treat your employees to!
Where are your offices? Even though you’re looking for virtual entertainment, it’s essential to consider your location. Different areas of the country may have different tastes, and it’s important to consider how those will affect what your employees would want to see. That doesn’t mean you should only go for country singers if you’re south of Virginia, but instead that you should attempt to find acts that suit the tastes of the area. Finding a fantastic local band to play live is a great idea- so is finding a comedian from the site!
What’s The Company Personality?
Although companies themselves aren’t people, they have personalities. In a more playful office, you might find a comedian with some jokes you know everyone will love- but in a more tight lace business, some music may be better. Consider the image your company gives off and the attitude of those who work for it, and think about how best to reflect that in entertainment. A string quartet, or a trapeze artist group? A solo guitar player, or a steampunk band? Consider each of your options, and go for what makes the most sense.
How Old Are Your Employees?
Age has a lot to do with interest. People turning 18 now think of Smash Mouth as oldies, while those who grew up in the 1960s probably still consider it newer music. That doesn’t mean there’s a right or wrong choice for anyone in these age groups, just that you should allow age to determine which is selected. When you’re working on making a decision, you shouldn’t blatantly ask people’s ages; just consider what they act like and what their apparent interests are!
Set Out a Poll
Trying to guess what your employees want is tedious and rough. There’s no way to be assured that you’re making the right choice than if you ask them directly. You can put out a poll in the office, allowing anonymous or public answers, and ask what people would like to see. You might be surprised! An older crowd might want to hire a drag queen to dance and sing, while a younger crowd might wish to hire an oldies cover band! There should be guidelines, like keeping it work appropriate and attempting to find something interactive for everyone. Ask your employees directly, and try to figure out what will work for the whole office! In the end, the most important thing to consider is what will entertain your employees and make them happy.