Best Corporate Outing/Team Building Ideas

Having a successful company means having a team of people that feel connected to one another. The only way for a business to move forward is for the employees to be united and work as one. However, it may be really hard for your employees to get to know one another in the workplace. This is why you should always consider trying out some great bonding outing and team building ideas. Keep in mind that your employees will never really get to know each other if they don’t spend time outside of the workplace.

Shared Meals

This is an extremely easy way to help your employees get to know each other better. Sharing meals is a social experience, which is why you should take the chance to plan team lunches or picnics at least a few times each month. Nevertheless, it’s important not to force any team building activities into these group meals. Remember that socializing in a relaxed and informal setting is all the team building that you can ask for during group lunches or picnics.

Cook-Offs

If you’re searching for an extremely fun team building activity that your employees will surely enjoy, then you should host a cook-off. Simply divide them into teams and have them compete to see who can prepare the best meal. Keep in mind that cooking is an activity that encourages creativity, which is why this is a great team building idea. In order to challenge the team and leadership skills of your employees, make sure to pick one ingredient that every team has to use.

Volunteering

One of the best ways to bring your employees closer to one another is to have them give back to the community. By caring for the less fortunate, your employees will be humbled and learn how to care for each other. Not only that, but they will also start admiring their coworkers more when they see them doing something good. Keep in mind that volunteering will make them feel grateful for what they have, which will likely make them come back to the workplace re-energized.

Karaoke Night

In order to get your employees to break out of their shells, you should consider hosting a karaoke night from time to time. This activity will make them loosen up and learn how to have a good time with their coworkers. You should also consider hosting a contest for the best solo and group karaoke performance. However, know that going on stage and performing in front of other people isn’t for everyone. This is an activity that extroverted individuals will enjoy. Nevertheless, other people may enjoy just being spectators. This is why it’s important not to force anyone into participating, as it might make them uncomfortable.

Laser Tag

By competing in laser tag, your employees will be encouraged to use their teamwork skills. Not only that, but they will have to use logic and be strategic as well. Laser tag is an activity that almost everyone enjoys, so it shouldn’t be hard to get your employees on board with this idea.

Adam Richards

About Adam Richards

Adam Richards is a semi-retired business professional originally from Bangor, Maine. He spent the majority of his career in sales and marketing where he rose to the marketing lead of a Fortune 1000 company. He then moved on to helping people as a career counselor that specifically helped bring families to self-sufficiency through finding them rewarding careers. He has now returned to Bangor for his retirement and spends his free time writing. This blog will be about everything he learned throughout his career. He'll write on career, workplace, education and technology issues as well as on trends, changes, and advice for the Maine job market and its employers.