Equiem empowers landlords and building managers to create and promote events that enhance the workplace experience of their tenants. Here are a few highlights from recent weeks.
Today's workers are more discerning when it comes to spending time in the office. They no longer view it as a given, instead looking to their workplace as a destination. They ask what their office can do to improve their workday.
Typically, what they want from the workplace is a combination of community and productivity. And community events are a great way to enhance both. Today, we're taking a look at some of the outstanding community events that we've helped Australian clients throw in recent weeks.
Melbourne Cup Day
Darling Park held a massive event to celebrate the cup with a photo wall, flower auction and champagne and canapés provided by the building's onsite retailers.
More than 250 people attended the event, raising over $3,000 for onsite retailers in the process. And on top of that, the event's flower auction managed to raise $155 for breast cancer awareness. All in all, a rousing success... and a reminder that events like the Melbourne Cup offer the perfect opportunity to come together with colleagues and have fun.
For anyone still in the dark about this Dharmic festival of lights, Diwali is one of the most important festivals within Hinduism. It marks the start of the Hindu new year, and makes for an excellent opportunity to celebrate with family, friends, and – as several of our clients recently demonstrated – even with colleagues.
Victoria Gardens celebrated with an array of Indian sweets and even a rangoli created live in the foyer.
Over at Darling Park, tenants were also celebrating the day with a selection of traditional sweets.
Both events saw a huge turnout, with occupiers excited to indulge in the sweetest side of life and share in a bit of cultural celebration.
Richmond's Industry Lanes celebrated Ride2Work Day in style with a Bike 'n' Blend activation event. Tenants got to give their legs a workout while simultaneously whipping up a refreshing smoothie to enjoy after their workout.
The impressive turnout to this Ride2Work event serves as a reminder of the popularity of both fitness-based and food and beverage-based activation events. Both of these event types have proven to be reliably evergreen over time. And that's never been more true than it is today, when users are just starting to get used to the idea of spending time in the physical workplace again.
Heading back to Darling Park, last month heralded the return of their lunchtime fitness classes. It was the first fitness class they've held onsite in two years, and users were able to stretch and mingle like the old days.
Attendees got to fit a little physical activity into their workday – and are excited to keep working out on a weekly basis!