A solid team relationship lays the foundation for productivity and success within the workplace. Part of bringing a team together is providing them with the opportunity to bond, and what better way is there to do that than an exhilarating team-building day? There are countless ways to bring your team together, but here are seven of our favorites.
Trampoline parks have boomed in popularity over recent years, and they’re not just designed with children in mind. Many cities throughout the states have trampoline park facilities, and it’s a great way to get energized and relieve stress. For an example of what the best facilities can offer, Galaxy Multi Rides designs permanent installations that are ideal for team building exercises.
Friendly competition goes a long way when it comes to team building, and a dose of adrenaline at the local go-karting track will do the trick. This is your opportunity to allow your team to interact in ways they don’t usually, and they’ll enjoy getting stuck in. However, it’s your responsibility to make sure they listen to the golden rules.
Escape rooms have been a go-to team-building activity for some time now, and with good reason. Putting your team into an immersive escape room will allow them to use logical reasoning, demonstrate leadership, and practice patience. If you enter the term ‘escape rooms’ into Google Maps, there’s bound to be one within practical distance.
If you and your team are more adventurous, consider heading outdoors to try canoeing/kayaking. You can do this activity guided, by contacting a local boat house, or hiring the equipment and making your way to your nearest river. However, while you’re on the water, make sure everyone understands the safety protocols.
If you’ve had to travel quite far for your outdoor experience, why not make a night out of it and pitch up tents? Camping provides the perfect opportunity for your team to escape from life and mingle with their co-workers. To fill the time, think about different activities like outdoor cooking (on an open fire), telling ghost stories, and hiking in the woods.
Netflix is flooded with cooking programs right now, so take some inspiration and host a team cook-off. You can do this over Zoom, letting people use their own kitchens, or you can hire kitchens for the day and get everyone together in a physical space. For something unique and interesting, take a look at The Try Guys’ “Without a Recipe”.
Paintballing is another fantastic way to bring your team together, and it’ll also get the adrenaline pumping. This activity is best experienced when the weather is decent, but there’s nothing wrong with getting muddy. However, if you need an indoor alternative, consider laser tag instead.
Any one of these fun team-building events will help to boost morale, increase productivity, and improve collaboration. As a bonus, you’ll be known as the “fun boss”, and your employees are less likely to leave.