• Event Snapshots: Naughty or NACE

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Naughty or NACE

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Naughty or NACE

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Naughty or NACE

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Naughty or NACE

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Naughty or NACE

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Naughty or NACE

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Naughty or NACE

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Naughty or NACE

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Naughty or NACE

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

It’s back, the National Association of Catering & Events Denver Chapter’s annual holiday mixer, Naughty or NACE held on Dec. 13. Attendees were encouraged to take the recently added commuter rail line to the year-old The Westin Denver International Airport for holiday cocktails, food, entertainment and the opportunity to toast the end of the year in style. 

Whether a team is still working from home, or has made a phased return to the office, the past few months have seemed monotonous with not as many in-person meetings and events to break up work weeks. Meeting with a group boosts motivation, and Zoom meetings can’t compare when it comes to rallying morale. After months at home, planning small meetings and corporate getaways away from home is a great way to motivate and revitalize a team’s performance–especially when the destination provides all of the benefits that Colorado offers.

 

As working from home has become the norm since March, so has connecting with coworkers using webcams and Skype. Button downs and sweatpants have become a work-friendly outfit, and Zoom happy hours were the only way to grab a drink with friends. Especially for teams that used to meet in the office every day, a chance to shake up the (new) same old and safely reconnect in person is much needed after months apart. An out-of-state trip could be a memorable way to sync up with coworkers again, as well as do wonders for motivation and productivity upon return.

 

So far, webcams and Zoom meetings have been an essential part of 2020. While digital options are functional placeholders for meetings, chatting with a coworker over Skype doesn’t always set up a team for success. Human connection is vital to team building, and hosting safe, small meetings is a great way to revitalize teams after months of working from home.