The average team-building activity can feel repetitive and uninteresting. Your team deserves engaging enterprises that inspire thoughtful conversations across the office. These activities are sure to improve your team’s relationships at work.
Coffee Chats in the Morning
Everyone arrives at work early in the morning. They get settled into their desk chair, sip on their insulated cup of hot coffee from home, and ease into work. Before they know it, they head to the break room to unwind for a moment and get a snack or another coffee.
Encourage employees to enjoy quick morning chats around 10 AM. Arrange for different employees to talk each week. These chats can last from five minutes to 15 minutes. The quick, informal discussion will liven the office and everyone’s day with a dash of socialization.
Create Vision Boards Quarterly
People who have goals and visions for themselves are always striving to improve their personal and professional lives. Designate about one hour for the team to go through magazines, paste cutouts on the board, and have them share their goals at the end. The team will learn more about one another while enjoying a creative activity.
Team Luncheons Outside of the Office
Employees always remember the days when they can go out and have a delicious meal (rather than the lunch they packed from home).
Once a month or every two months, take the team for an amazing lunch in town. The whole group can talk about a variety of topics while enjoying incredible food. The team will feel more positive toward the workplace environment when they return to the office afterward.
Host a Company Picnic
Working in the office limits sunshine exposure. Another activity that involves yummy food and gorgeous weather is a company picnic. It’s an environment that allows everyone to wander freely outside, sparks genuine conversations with coworkers, and partake in some fun yard games.
Planning a company picnic is easy when you have the support of your team. Everyone can pitch new ideas and book vendors for a seamless, fun-filled afternoon outside.
Board Games and Happy Hour
It’s the end of the workday. Everyone’s exhausted, but there’s something amazing everyone is looking forward to: board games and drinks!
The team clocks out for the day and goes to a room in the building set up with all kinds of board games. Not to mention, there’s a drink vendor in the corner to serve tasty beverages that the employees need after a long day.
Board games boost conversations, especially when people must work in teams. The event will grow employees’ connections that will eventually translate into the work environment.
High-performance team culture doesn’t develop overnight. It requires ample effort from both the leaders and the employees.
Exciting team-building activities that improve work relationships are just one component of achieving the high-performance culture you desire. But don’t worry. You’re on your way to success!