With snow on the ground and a chill in the air, most people think of Valentine’s Day when they think of the month of February. This year the month of February holds more in store for us as the Winter Olympics has returned in 2014. This year the Olympics will be held in Russia from February 6-23 with 98 events in 15 diverse sports.
With the opening ceremonies just a few hours away Olympic fever has started to spread and we are no exception! We are so excited to watch this year’s Olympics; we’ve decided to create our own office event right here at Lakeside. When planning an Office Olympics, organization is key. Here are a few tips on how we planned our momentous events.
When planning any extended event, it is helpful to first decide on how many events you would like to host. Take in consideration the opening and closing ceremonies along with the actual games themselves. When choosing your games be sure they are office friendly and work with the space you have available.
This may be the most important part to plan. In any competition whether it is just for fun or for an Olympic medal, rules keep your events running smooth and your games fair. Olympic athletes train hard and put their all into the games. It’s important they know they won or lose fair and square.
Once you have rules in place teams must be created. Make sure all teams have an equal amount of people. Request your teams to create a team flag and a uniform so there is no confusion of who is participating. It also is fun for the teams to create the ultimate team symbol to showcase during the games.
Now that you have the games in place and your teams ready to train there is only one thing left to do, tell everyone! Send out emails and suggest the recipients forward the information on to others. Start talking it up at the water cooler and just happen to mention there may or may not be medals involved at lunch. Create a buzz and get everyone in the office talking about your Olympic games. This will not only create excitement but your games will gain spectators to cheer on their favorite team.
Lakeside is holding the 2014 Office Olympics where two teams will go for the gold. Three challenging events bring our Advertising team and Customer Service team to our Olympic battle ground to see who will reign victorious. Lakeside will host three events; Recycle Bin Relay, Chair Rowing, and a final face off in Cup Stacking. We kicked off our games with a grand opening ceremony and lit our Olympic flame which will burn throughout the games.
Don’t touch that dial! We have more news from our Office Olympics coming up. Who will win the first event? Did the Olympic flame stay lit? Will our host shimmy in every video? Follow us at the #LakesideGames and Stay tuned!