Keeping your employees engaged through team building is a great way to drive motivation, build relationships, and boost production. Giving your employees the chance to let loose and have some fun will also make them more successful when they get back to work. Below, we've outlined a few ways for you to give your team a bonding experience they won't forget!
1. Plan a Potluck
Potlucks are a great in-house event to host for your employees right from your very own office kitchen. Having employees all bring a dish that they can't wait to showoff with their coworkers will get everyone talking, eating, and laughing. Nothing brings people together better than good food!
2. Game Day
Planning a game day with fun indoor or outdoor activities allows team members to pair up with someone they may not know, work together, and inspire a healthy does of competition. Fun games to play can be anything from board games to water balloon tosses to sports games like basketball and baseball.
3. Scavenger Hunt
Who doesn't love a fun scavenger hunt! Get your employees out of the office and put them into teams with coworkers they don't normally engage with. They'll combine their skills to check everything off the list. Providing a prize for the winners also offers a nice incentive for your employees.
4. Plan a Community Service Day
Giving back to your community will not only make your employees feel good about helping others in need, but will allow them to grow further together as a unit.
5. Visit a Ropes Course
Get your employees out of their comfort zone by visiting a ropes course where they can test their strength and challenge themselves to new and exciting adventures.
6. Office Trivia
Trivia nights with friends are always a blast - so why not bring that fun into the office! Hire a professional trivia company to come in and host, break your employees up in to teams, have them each choose a fun team name, and really test their knowledge!
7. Attend a Sporting Event
Visiting your local ball park or football stadium is an event your employees are sure to enjoy. Get them out under the bright lights, provide some snacks and drinks, and let your team enjoy the game.