Having a team that works well together will make your business more effective, you will see an increase in productivity and ultimately your company will be more successful. Encouraging your team to get to know each other on both a personal and professional level will also make your business a happier and more fun place to work, boosting employee morale in the process. One of the best ways to bring your employees is with corporate team building activities and there is a range of different approaches that you can take.
Whether you want to take the company away for the day, host a team-building day at the office or go away on a team-building trip for a night or two, there are different approaches you can take to bringing your employees together. However, at the core of your team-building efforts are the activities you include. The activities your team takes part in can help to build trust, foster friendships, and let your team have some fun away from the office environment. A happier more connected team will be more productive and you can foster a positive company culture that will help move your business in the right direction moving forward.
Let’s take a look at some fun team building activities you can do with your colleagues to build that all-important sense of team spirit.
Escape rooms are a relatively new addition to the corporate team building repertoire of activities but it’s a great one. Not only are escape rooms brilliant fun but they encourage your team to work together to achieve a common goal. There are different themed rooms that you can choose from to add an extra element to your team building event.
Taking time to support a good cause in your area not only is good for your company’s image but it’s also a fantastic bonding opportunity for your employees. Volunteering at a local soup kitchen, getting involved in a community project or delivering presents to the children’s wards at hospitals over Christmas are all wonderful opportunities for your team to come together in a meaningful way.
When it comes to corporate team building, there’s nothing better than a good old fashioned meal out together. A meal out, together with the obligatory speeches can be a great opportunity to thank your team for all of their hard work while also providing your employees with an opportunity to spend time together outside of the norms of office life. Try having a beach-themed dinner, a movie-themed evening or any other theme to add a little more fun to your night out.
Embrace where your business is located and go out to visit some of the local tourist attractions as a group. We can all be guilty of overlooking the beauty in our own backyards. Visting a beautiful viewpoint, going to a historical site or having a cultural experience can be a great way for your team to share a special moment together. Being a tourist in your own town can be more fun than you might think so consider planning a touristy day in your backyard for your team to enjoy.
Organise a cooking class for your employees and have some fun cooking your own dinners. Put your employees into teams to encourage them to work together or have a competition for the best dish. There are many different approaches that you can take and providers will be able to give you some ideas of things that have been a hit with groups like yours in the past. A cooking class can sound a little left-field but it’s a fun, interactive activity that you can be sure your team will enjoy.
To truly escape the hustle and bustle of office life and to spend quality time together, there’s no better solution than going on a camping trip together. Sitting around the campfire, cooking marshmallows and sharing war stories is a great way for your team to bond. Prepare some ice-breakers, games and activities for you to try during your trip to keep things interesting. Organise a walk or a kayaking experience to take the trip to the next level and make it even more memorable for your team.
Choose Team-Building Activities Your Team Will Enjoy
While the list above is a great place to start when searching for team-building activities to do with your colleagues, ultimately, if you want your team-building efforts to be a success, you need to choose activities your team will enjoy. Nobody knows your team better than you do so be sure to plan activities that your employees can have some fun with and that will also help them to bond as a group.