Summer has officially arrived and with it comes the annual company outdoor event. Planned well in advance, an outdoor company event can be a great opportunity for employees, management, and their guests to gather together in an informal setting and interact, socialize, network, and have fun. Corporate outdoor events have been utilized since the dawn of the company picnic as a way for the company to say "thank you" to their employees. Some company outdoor events are also designed to build commonalities between employees, as well as stimulate communication and teamwork between individuals or departments within the organization.