Teambuilding days are essential for building rapport and creating solid working relationships. But who says they have to be boring?! Forget cheesy ice breakers, office trivia or dull away days which are blended with hours of training – it’s time to reward your employees with some fun and exciting teambuilding activities. Investing in your staff is always a good investment, especially when it has the potential to improve productivity and build on problem solving skills.
We’ve done some research into the most popular teambuilding activities for the year ahead. Make sure your company is one step ahead, offering the very latest teambuilding days which employees will look forward to, rather than dread. Take a look at our top teambuilding ideas for 2018.
The TV programme has made baking cool again, and hosting your own baking competition can be a great way to get people to work together. Working in partners or teams, challenge staff to be creative and bake a range of goods including cakes, breads and biscuits. Make sure you have qualified judges to choose the winner of each round! A great advantage to a bake off challenge is you’ll have plenty of sweet treats to share around the office.
Escape Room Experience
A live escape room promotes collaboration and problem solving in an immersive experience. Put employees in teams and see if they can solve the puzzles inside the room in order to escape within the allocated time. Players need to work as a team to find clues and solve a mystery to beat the clock and escape! There are loads of different themes and games to choose from including the latest VR escape game to thrill your team members.
It’s a Kncokout
Want to get outside and do something more physical? Why not let the staff loose on the set of It’s a Knockout? The fun TV show is back with locations all over the UK, and it’s the perfect obstacle course for team bonding. Teams go head to head in a range of silly contests including sumo wrestling and human table football – it’s so much fun that you’ll forget it’s a teambuilding exercise!
Learn Something New
It can be a great idea to hire a professional to come in and teach a brand new skill to your employees. Having to learn something new and help one another to complete a task really helps people bond. Choose from a dance or haka workshop to get people working in teams and competing against one another. Alternatively, why not learn how to build a raft, African drumming or learn the art of chocolate making?
Don’t let your teambuilding session be boring – it should be an annual fun event people look forward to.