Teams are the most efficient way to get work done at your business. No matter how brilliant some individuals are, there is always more benefit to working with others compared to working alone. Diverse teams perform better than homogenous teams. Managing and running a diverse team, however, is comparably harder than managing a homogeneous team. To keep a diverse team working, team-building activities are required. Here are five great corporate event ideas for team building.
People love food. Throughout history and civilization, people were almost always brought together by food. A cook-out allows your team to engage in an activity that requires preparation, collaborating, running a process, managing risk, and orientation. These are all staples that are needed at the office. To make it more fun and engaging, teams can be asked to use a common ingredient such as fish, or Oreos. The competition between teams is great for internal team synergy. To add oomph to the event, you can ask employees to bring a plus one to the presentation at the end of the cook-out.
We all have our favorite songs. Admittedly, we all have visualized ourselves as singers at one point in our lives. Music is great for a fun environment. Engaging in competitive singing is sure to make your employees uncomfortable. Uncomfortable situations are great for growth; they necessitate innovation, adaptation, and capacity building. Additionally, the risk of getting laughed at is great for teaching teams the importance of taking risks.
Not every team-building event has to be overly elaborate and grand. Sometimes a simple gathering at a location within your city over an afternoon can inject energy and synergy into your team. Office trivia games straddle the fine line between the office and challenging fun activities. This is a great way of running team building on a small budget.
Taking a Short Course
Nothing is quite as exciting as learning something new as a team. You can have soccer coaches teach your team members how to take freekicks. The teams would then have to compete against each other for the best freekick takers. The combination of physical exercise, mental acuity, and the outdoors is a sure way to inject energy into the team.
Community service is effectively killing two birds with one stone. You can choose a day to collect plastic around a less fortunate part of the city. By engaging in a collective act of philanthropy, the team would not only feel good about itself but also extend the brand’s reputation.
The idea behind team building is to ensure it's different, fun, and engaging. If you are trying to put together a great-event for your team, then contact EMRG Media and hire an event planner today!