When working in a team, it is important that there is a strong working relationship amongst everyone in order to get the best results for the business. Internal bickering or poor relationships can have a direct impact on the company’s performance and absenteeism levels. Sometimes it doesn’t look like an area where companies want to spend money (as they don’t see the immediate financial benefit). However not taking notice of this, can negatively affect your business performance longer term. And, if you notice such problems happening internally, as an employer it might be a prudent choice to organize virtual team building activities or dedicate a day just to some events that can be enjoyed as a team. Here are some more common team building activities to consider.
If you have never been to an escape room then this is a highly recommended way to help get closer with a team. There are many escape the room experiences across the UK and this activity is growing in popularity constantly. The idea of this activity is for a group of people to enter a room and through the clues try and escape. This may sound easy but the clues can be very difficult to interpret sometimes and to actually achieve the release it will involve working closely with the others. The rooms are usually very well designed, creative and innovative. It is very likely that your escape room experience will differ with every company that you book one with. For example, escape rooms at Paranoia Quest will be different from the ones you could find in another area. And this type of variety is what makes it so fun! So, an escape room is a cheap choice that will also bring everyone together.
If it’s high energy fun you are looking for then go-karting may be up your street. This adrenaline pumped activity can accommodate larger numbers of people and they will normally run things like tournaments and leader board in order to spark a bit of friendly competition between everyone. Most go-karting areas are indoors in the UK therefore are not weather dependent. This can be a more costly activity depending on how many races and how long you want to spend on the track.
Team based sports definitely bring people together and closer. Whether it be football and rugby or cricket and rowing, there is many different sports to choose from. You can hire venues for these sort of activities at really reasonable prices. One thing to be aware of though is that not all people love sports. You may have a specific passion for rugby or football but it may not be shared with others in the group therefore be sure to survey the people that you would like to bring together with this as if you get it wrong it could end up being a very unenjoyable experience for some.
This may sound an absolute crazy idea however this is something that in the last 5 years has really kicked off. First it was the trampolines in people’s back yards and now we have trampoline centres dotted all around the country. Large teams of people can let their hair down and feel like a child again and get jumping on these trampolines. As this is normally an indoor activities, you won’t need to worry about the rain. Generally these trampolines can be hired on a time based agreement. An hour with you and your team on these will definitely raise the energy levels significantly.