Team building is a very trendy topic around companies these recent years, and there is a good reason for it. Team events are a great way to make stronger team bonds, but also reduce the stress in the office. Also, they are infinitely fun!
Another great thing about exciting team events is that it draws a lot of positive lights on your company, so here are some ideas for a team building event that will not only bring a lot of benefits for the employees but also for your company’s marketing objective.
Camping or hiking
We all know that sitting at our desks all day long is terrible for our health, so having an event that is going to make your employees go in nature and explore is the perfect solution. Get some excellent outdoor equipment on this website and hit the campsite.
Nature is the best stress relief we know of, and going back to the office refreshed is a recipe for productivity.
Just like nature, physical activity has been shown to relieve stress, and in today’s fast-paced society, we certainly do not get enough of it.
There are plenty of sports that can be a great candidate for a team-building event, such as many team sports, including soccer, volleyball, or basketball. But there are also less conventional sports that can bring a lot of excitement in the office and boost your marketing. Some sports like kayaking, rafting, or canoeing are growing in popularity. Many local rivers and lakes offer kayak and necessary gear renting, but you can also encourage multi-person kayaks and pair people from different departments for more fun and bonding.
Another exciting and also popular idea is rock climbing and trampoline park. You may think that trampolines are only for kids, but you are mistaken. Take your team to a trampoline park and jump around. Many parks offer activities for a trampoline, like dodgeball and basketball.
Good times are guaranteed.
An amazing social team building could be something very creative and calming, like a painting class, for example. It is a great way to let your team members unleash their creative potential and make something beautiful.
Maybe a cooking class is also a good idea. Everyone likes to eat, but everyone wants a good challenge, too.
Your colleagues will have lots of fun discovering their culinary skills, or lack thereof. You may even host a cook-off challenge. Divide the people into smaller teams and challenge them with a task to make something both delicious and aesthetically pleasing. Want to add extra challenge and excitement? Pick a tool that each side must use, but do not make it evident like a knife. Or pick an ingredient that they must use, like honey, or potatoes.
Although going to an event can be seen as the less sociable, it is still an excellent way to bring your employees closer together. Going to a stand-up comedy, or a concert is a lovely, entertaining evening, and a lot more original than going to dinner.
Another exciting event that all members might be interested in is a sports game! Choose a sport that everyone is following and buy the tickets. Yes, it is that easy, but that is effective! Everyone will love the idea and will be excited about the next team building event.
A great way to show that you care about your local community is to host a volunteering team event. There are some interesting ideas like volunteering at a local soup kitchen, helping to build a house, or delivering gifts to the local orphanage is a way to give back to the people. You will be surprised at how many people will be interested in joining in for the right cause.