A close-knit corporate environment is one of the keys to a successful business. It encourages accountability, employee commitment, productivity, and motivates workers.
One of the best ways to achieve a close-knit corporate environment is to hold corporate events and team-building activities. Team building activities will boost morale around your workplace. Corporate events are a way to let employees know they are appreciated and important to the company.
If you’re looking for great ideas for your business, Piece of Cake Consulting can help you put together ideas and plan your upcoming even. Here are some great ideas to help your workplace be a place your employees can’t wait to work at.
1. Sporting Events
Taking your employees a game is a great way to have them cheer together. Even though someone will favor the opposing team, conflicting views in sports is an effective ice-breaker. You can use this opportunity to bring employees closer together and build up friendly competition. Let us help you plan a tailgate party or book an area at an upcoming sport event in the area.
2. Golf Outing
Allow your employees to tee off as part of a business golf outing, golf outings offer one-of-a-kind corporate challenges and team building activities – no golf experience necessary. Planning a cookout before or after and offering raffles or giveaways are a fun way to mix things up as well. Let us help you coordinate the specifics and book your outing.
Karaoke can create camaraderie and delightfully embarrassing memories (with or without alcohol). Create a list of carefully-chosen genres and artists to choose from. Throwing in a few songs everyone will know is just nice for the people that might be utterly terrified of getting on stage.
4. Escape Room
An Escape Room Event will allow you to test the observation, deductive reasoning, and decision-making skills of your employees. Forming teams so that the team will have to work together, playing off each other’s strengths to solve puzzles and riddles to escape a room in which they’ve been locked. This will let you see who among your employees can cope with pressure.
5. Paint Night
Explore your team’s artistic side. A Paint Night can be coordinated with local artists to host painting classes in bars, where people can learn to paint on canvases, wine glasses, pottery, and other kinds of things. This allows your team members can connect in a low-key environment, unleash their creativity.
6. Company Picnics
A company picnic is a simple and cost-effective way to help employees and their families socialize and build workplace relationships.
Volunteering not only gets everyone contributing to a common cause, it also provides your employees with plenty of material for social media sharing. This will also gives your company recognition within your community.
8. Nerf Gun War
Buy some Nerf Guns for the office. Get your employees blood pumping, release stress and laugh during the day by allowing them to interact in a non-working manner. Set a day and time for a 20 minute Nerf gun battle.
9. Lunch with the Boss
Provide lunch for your employees once a week (or month), and encourage them to use the lunch to talk to leadership about how things are going. During this time allow them to share ideas, recognize positive achievements, or praise fellow employees. Keep focus on keep the good things that are happening. If they have any complaints about what’s not working for them, and ask them to set up a one on one meeting for those issues.
10. Celebrate Birthdays/Service Anniversary
Be sure you honor your staff by celebrating people’s birthdays and service anniversaries. Get them a gift, do cake and ice cream, or get creative in how you celebrate - just make sure you do it. It will make people feel like they matter to your team.
Piece of Cake Consulting can help you plan any of your upcoming corporate events or even come up with ideas to help boost employee morale. Contact us today for more information or a free consultation.