Many people know Düsseldorf as a fashion location and for its great shopping opportunities on and around the “Kö”. But in the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia you can not only spend great money, but also earn well! Numerous listed companies and smaller businesses are based there. The question that concerns many companies, especially these days with a view to Christmas: How can they make their employees happy with a great team event or a special Christmas party in Düsseldorf? In this article we share our ideas on how both small and larger companies in Düsseldorf can organize unforgettable team events!
Tip #1 for the perfect team event: Creativity. Or: Don't go to the Italian restaurant around the corner again...
That's not to say that Italian food doesn't taste great and will suit most people's tastes. And a meal together at your favorite Italian restaurant from Düsseldorf is certainly not a bad idea as a team event. But: Variety adds salt to the soup and if you as a group or company have often done something together, it's time to get creative and find a fun alternative!
Events that focus on communicative exchange are particularly beneficial for the working atmosphere. Colleagues who don't normally talk to each other that much have the chance to exchange ideas and get to know each other outside of the work context. And in this way, any shyness towards the boss can be reduced. In the long term, this reduces the inhibition threshold to approach your superiors directly if there are problems. So which events are specifically suitable?
If it's a young, fit team, sporting and playful activities that require good communication are a great way to get to know each other better. Kayaking on the Düssel, a salsa workshop, a trip to the nearest jumphouse or laser tag are just three of the numerous options. If the teams are more mixed in terms of physical fitness, an escape room team event in Düsseldorf can be a great idea. If it is a particularly large group, this can be divided into different groups, who in turn solve the puzzle against each other or with each other. Guided herb or mushroom hikes are also absolutely trendy and a great opportunity to get to know the surrounding area. An unforgettable memory is also guaranteed by attending a concert or another show attraction together. Many bands, magicians, artists and other acts can also be booked, and a private show just for the staff is certainly unforgettable!
Now that it's getting colder again, it's important that team events can also take place indoors. A nice opportunity for an indoor team event in Düsseldorf is to explore new worlds, i.e. worlds of taste. Tastings can be an exciting addition to the options mentioned above, or can fill an evening on their own. There are lots of great options here too: espresso tastings, wine tastings, beer tastings or – our personal favorite ;) –chocolate tastings .
Tip #2: Make sure everyone can participate in the team event
An essential question that you should ask yourself when planning a team event in Düsseldorf is: Can everyone really take part? As already mentioned above, sporting events, for example, are only possible for physically fit employees. And remember that many sufferings or physical limitations may not be visible at first glance. Such as early pregnancy or an addiction problem. Team events that are very physically demanding or involve alcohol are always risky. If you have any doubts as to whether the team event in Düsseldorf is feasible for everyone, it is best to communicate the possibilities and options in advance so that colleagues for whom the event is not feasible for whatever reason can (discreetly) get in touch.
An indoor team event option in Düsseldorf that certainly doesn't exclude anyone is ourchocolate tasting . Because chocolate is a luxury food that does not contain caffeine or alcohol and is also known to make you happy. Our chocolate tasting can also take place completely digitally, in case your team works partly or completely from the home office. This is also a nice option for international teams from Düsseldorf to spend a team event together. If you want the tasting to take place “in real life”, we would also be happy to come to you. Depending on which package you choose, a chocolate tasting takes between 60 and 90 minutes. We also offer tastings in which we combine chocolate with wine. Basically, we are very flexible in the tasting process, which means that if you have special requests regarding the tasting or the process, this is always possible. If you are interested or have any questions about the tastings, please feel free to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tip #3: Don't skimp on planning your team event, but instead take advantage of the tax benefits!
Our last, if not most important, tip for a successful team event in Düsseldorf: Don't skimp on expenses! Because there is little that is more frustrating than a basically well-organized event that lacks that certain extra because of a few flimsy euros.
While we're on the subject of costs: Did you know that you can also claim tax credit for your team event? You can set an allowance of up to 110 euros per employee, twice a year. The tax-free budget per person per year for team events in Düsseldorf is even 220 euros! It is important that this does not exceed 110 euros per event per employee. The additional amount is otherwise classified as a monetary benefit and must be taxed by the employer or employee at a flat rate of 25 percent. Possible expenses for a team event in Düsseldorf can include travel, the cost of meals, entry costs or participation fees for chocolate tastings ;).
Speaking of team events in Düsseldorf: What about the Christmas party in 2023?
We hope we all agree that a Christmas party is a MUST for companies. Corona has put a damper on most companies' Christmas party plans in recent years. But that doesn't mean it has to be the same this year. Of course, the Corona situation can never be predicted exactly. This is precisely why digital Christmas parties are a wonderful way to make the workforce happy without exposing them to the risk of a corona infection.
Many options already mentioned are also possible online. For example, an escape room can also be solved digitally. And our tastings can easily take place from home. We at Theyo have been offering our chocolate tastings in digital form since the “first Corona winter”. Participants simply receive the chocolate sent to their home and we simply connect to the online room for the tasting. So the 2023 Christmas party is saved, right?