No matter if you are the boss or the employees, we always look forward to working in a stress-free environment and wish to enjoy work-life balance. Eventually, a pleasant working environment has become one of the main measures that have an impact on the employees’ level of commitment. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
A loving workspace is a pulling power to drive our motivation. On that note, below are some of the cool activities that might keep employees more lively and energetic!
Camping is always an awesome thing to do as overnight events allow long hours of interaction, and what’s more, being in nature helps to inspire conversation. Nighttime events encourage in-depth exploration between each of the employees where it is an opportune moment for us to take one step closer to understand the personality and way of thinking of each other.
While in the daytime, the breathtaking view and fresh air make everyone calm and naturally stay away from work as the wifi is usually not available. Not to worry about nothing to do, as you can carry out night talks, campfire, barbeque and as many creative outdoor games as you can think of.
Who says a full-time worker can never be a volunteer? Aside from doing the good deeds with all your colleagues, it in the meantime contributes to the company’s goodwill and positive image. Volunteering activities can be fun which probably includes visiting an animal shelter to help walking pets and cleaning cages, providing food to homeless people as well as after-school programs.
As a result of doing these, the employee is not only contributing to the company itself, but also society, making the work more meaningful. It is also a nice way to promote the shared experience which helps in bonding.
An Escape Room is a great platform to get everyone united and get together. In order to escape the themed room, all members need to get themselves involved to get the clues. In the midst of achieving it, teamwork, logical thinking and problem-solving skills are required. Aren’t these the decisive elements to build the best squad?
Plus, since an escape room normally requires a limited number of people in a group, it is better to group people who are not familiar with a team. As you know that escape room always ends up with funny photos, having them hung on the company’s wall can keep reminding employees of those remarkable memories.
Not sure what to have during mealtimes with your colleagues? Why not do it yourself! Occasional group cooking class is an enjoyable and delicious way for employee bonding. It can be implemented as a competition between groups on the same or different dish and determine the winner by carrying out anonymous voting.
We understand that not everyone is born to be a chef, so whether it is delicious or not, the main thing is the interactive interesting process. Depending on your mealtime, it can be just the making of the sandwiches, proper meals, desserts, or even in the form of a buffet if you want!
Much like the cooking class, karaoke is not to focus on the performances but to be in the moment. It may be the perfect activity if your company has a group of extroverts. This is the best way to let them break out their shells.
Meanwhile, introverts can also enjoy much fun by just watching the teammates rock out and often can bring them out of their comfort zone! It generates a lot of laughter where people end up with nicknames and jokes.
All of us would have heard of, or even have played, Monopoly, Scrabble, Checkers, Bingo. Yes, they are the best board game at all times! All the board games (also called the tabletop games) are suitable for all personality types of people, no matter whether they are introverts or extroverts.
Plus, employees are less likely to get bored with a particularly challenging game and it can be conducted whenever more than one employee in the office is free! In fact, it can improve our memorising and critical thinking skills too.
Playing sports is a great way for team building as it establishes trust between employees. Sports activities that are suitable for colleagues include playing badminton, table tennis, baseball and so forth.
Again, it is an opportunity for employees to learn to achieve common goals through collaboration. All in all, it definitely helps in promoting a good working environment where employees are both mentally and physically healthy.
Finally, customised items for the activities make things perfect. For your company, you can customise tshirt, hoodies, or even towels that show off your printed company’s logo to enhance the team spirit. Employees that feel involved in the big family are always looking forward to contributing to the company’s success!