Whether it is for the purpose of boosting employee morale, ensuring retention, or simply because you want your hardworking employees to have a good time, a team building event is sure to bear fruitful results. At the end of the affair you will be face to face with refreshed, zealous employees who are eager to return to work after having a fun time and having made some acquaintances.
There’s nothing quite like a good friend to keep an employee coming back to work, and thus employers should always encourage friendships in the workplace.
If you’re looking for ideas to make sure the event is a memorable one, you’ve come to the right place.
Get them cooking. This isn’t to say that you should organize your employees into a team and pack them into a kitchen. Even at homes, it is in the kitchen where most of the socializing takes place.
Have your employees cook up something, either as one team or many if you’re looking for a competitive spirit. Since cooking requires creativity just as much as it involves skill, you will also be giving their creativity a boost.
Team Unity has a popular activity called the Food Truck in which employees are set to preparing appetizers, Master Chef-style, which promotes positive competition.
And well, the eating at the end is as communal as it is jovial.
2. Song and Dance
Whether you’re putting them to a singing competition, or a songwriting competition, or teaching them how to dance, song and dance are buoyant activities sure to strike a chord. It will get not only their creative juices flowing but they will also be less reluctant in opening up, and a communal spirit will encourage others to join in. At best, you might even find a prize singer or musician among you!
Team Unity’s Dancing With The Stars is an activity which aligns with all of the above, and has so far been very popular with clients.
3. Fun and Games
Most team building activities aren’t just about getting people together and initiating merrymaking. They’re also about nurturing a spirit of competition which is always productive in terms of quality work production.
Team Unity has a unique and thrilling activity which does all of the above in the most exciting way possible: a game on a Game of Thrones theme! Since over 10 million people in the world watch the popular fantasy show, your workers are most likely to be acquainted and completely besotted with it.
The activity involves people being divided into teams and competing for an ultimate prize—the Iron Throne!
4. A Quiz
If you’re looking to get your team’s brain working instead of their limbs, a quiz competition is a great way of doing this. Let your team know beforehand the topics you’re going to cover and have a couple of prizes on hand.
It won’t just get them together, it will also bolster their general knowledge—knowledge which you could benefit from.
5. An Artistic Exercise
A day set aside for painting, or drawing, or for crafts is always a great idea to get your employees working out their creative muscles. Team Unity has a special Ice Sculpting event which is designed to do just this, and it is decidedly unique.
Let Your Employees Share Responsibility. Organize a Team Building Event!
Harbor a shared sense of responsibility and make your employees feel valued. Engage them and foster in them a sense of community and belonging. Make sure they feel at home while working and do not shun from giving their best.