A social mixer can be tricky to get going. This is true whether you are organizing a staff social for your company, a mixer event for a social organization or the end of year celebration for a charity. The natural tendency is for people to stay close and talk to the people they already know. Normally, this will be the teams and groups that see each other more often.
To create a wider group trust you have to have people talk and meet people they don’t know well. The problem is, this leads to a burden on the extroverts, who will feel they have to take on social interaction. Furthermore, introverts will feel uncomfortable if they are there’s no-one there they really know. A traditional social mixer just expects everyone in a room to get along if you apply snacks and drinks. This does not always work.
Memorable Event Planning
A room full of people and some food does not create any differentiation for the event. You will want to create a memorable event. Memories create attachment to causes and organizations. If you’ve designed your event using an Event Empathy Map