Are you starting to notice a slump in mood around the office? Perhaps your team isnít working as well together or you have a new team who need to integrate? It could be time to start looking into team building activities to raise the morale.
Team building events are a great way to get everyone to relax in each otherís company. Outside of the normal office environment, workers can let down their Ďwork facadeí and show more of themselves. Plus, they can be really fun!!
As long as they donít feel like forced fun.
And thatís why you need to think a little outside the box. Itís also good to keep in mind the capabilities of your team. If all of them are fitness fanatics then a sure bet would be to do something very active. However, if you have a varied mix of age and fitness levels, itís probably best to stick to something a little calmer.
Weíve pulled together a list of 7 corporate team building ideas which arenít boring.
Now, this may sound a little scary but hear us out. Itís actually a really fun afternoon and a great way to let off steam. In their words "a team that throws together, grows together" and thatís exactly what youíll be doing. Itís less about strength and more about skill so the winner may surprise you. Itís sure to be a favourite amongst everyone and definitely a little left of centre.
Loud noise, speed, adrenaline and a healthy dose of competition with trophies thrown in at the end Ė sounds like the perfect team building exercise. Plus, throw in some sizzling stuff to eat and youíre onto a winner. Your team will love the feel of going full throttle and racing around the course. Not only is it a great bonding activity but itís something that will be talked (and laughed) about for months to come.
Think trampoline parks are just for kids? Think again. There are many to choose from around Australia and itís a great way to get the heart rate up and the stress levels down. Plus, weíre sure thereíll be lots of giggles along the way which will break down barriers as everyone relaxes.
Now, if youíre looking for a more magnanimous activity then what about some group volunteering. Charities such as Oz Harvest, offer corporate volunteering days where you can work with them to help make sure those in need have food on the table.
Board game marathon
A great one when you have a mix of ages and fitness abilities, after all, who doesnít love a board game. Whether you want to test everyoneís way with words with a good game of Scrabble, their financial savvy with some Monopoly, or re-create childhood games of Guess Who, thereís so much fun to be had without the need to break into a sweat.
This oneís not for the faint of heart. Itís for the big adult-sized kids in the office. Clear the office space, make a battleground, and get the Nerf Guns out. Need we say more?
The Amazing Race
This one takes a bit more planning and organizing but your efforts will pay off. The Amazing Race is a race to the finish. Each place you get to will have a clue of how to get to the next. If youíre really cruel, you could set an activity to complete in order to get that clue. This is a brilliant way to get your team to mingle, especially if you make a rule that the teams have to be formed by people who donít normally work together.