It can be hard to find the right corporate team building activity. Some ideas have been done over and over again, others aren’t good when you’re trying to get everyone involved, and some simply aren’t practically possible.
That’s the thing with team building activities, you need the whole team there to bond, which will boost their morale, improve productivity, and increase staff retention.
Fortunately, here are 5 fun corporate team building activities which everyone will enjoy.
- Mystery Dinner
The mystery dinner involves people breaking into smaller teams in order to solve a mystery. They will be given some information regarding who has been killed and they’ll be left to figure out how they died, and who did it. The information and the clues should be all they need.
Of course, they’ll be a prize for the team that figures it out first.
Volunteering may not seem like a fun activity but, when you organize for everyone to help for a morning in a soup kitchen or at a local event, they’ll be surprised by how much fun they have and how much it bonds them.
Helping others will make people appreciate what they have and that makes them more receptive to helping each other at work.
- Extreme Activities
You can’t contemplate team activities without considering the more extreme stuff. Building a raft, kayaking, or even trying the great race are all excellent ideas for some corporate team building.
While there will always be a few who are reluctant to get involved, with a little gentle persuasion everyone should enjoy the thrill of pushing their comfort zone. It’s one of the best ways to grow as a person and the shared experiences will help your team to bond.
- Cooking Class
Cooking is fun because you never quite know how it’s going to turn out. That makes the tasting session at the end just as much fun. Simply choose an easy recipe and take a little time out of the working day for people to make the dish together. You can even offer a prize for the best tasting one.
Alternatively, you can ask everyone to bring in something that they’ve cooked themselves. Then make sure everyone is together when you share the dishes. You can even make this part of the mystery dinner!
Hopefully, there won’t be any actual deaths!
- Day Trip
Another great idea is to organize a day trip. This could be a cultural day out or a trip to a theme park. The choice is yours depending on which you think the team will enjoy the most.
Ideally, this should be on a day when the workplace is closed so that all staff can attend. You may be surprised at how effective this approach is at boosting morale and helping a team to bond. When people are removed from the work environment it’s easier for them to be themselves.
There are plenty of other ideas you can use to give your team a fun day out. The important thing isn’t just thinking of the ideas, it’s doing it. You’ll be glad you did.