In today's blog post, we'll be sharing some corporate team building themes and ideas that you probably haven't thought of before. Team building is an important part of corporate life. After all, it's important that any team knows each other well, works together to the best of their abilities, and plays on each other's strengths. Having said this, corporate team building events or days don't necessarily have the best reputation. In fact, they can often seem dull, annoying, and a complete waste of time that the whole organisation dreads.
But, it doesn't have to be like that! There are many things you can do to help your next corporate team building day be one to remember. From hiring an events company to organise it all, to getting involved in something completely unique, we promise that team building doesn't have to be boring or stressful. So, if you're looking for something a bit more fun or different from the norm, this is the blog post for you! Want to find out more? Keep on reading and get ready to be inspired...
Unique corporate team building themes
Team building doesn't have to be boring, trust us! Why not try one of these fun themes or activities for a team building day that everyone is sure to look forward to, rather than dread.
Escape rooms have exploded in popularity in recent years, and we can see why! They're super popular activities for families, groups of friends, and of course, team building excursions alike! What better way to put your team building skills to the test than by trying to escape out of a room using problem-solving, puzzles, and critical thinking skills? Plus, escape rooms come in all sorts of themes, so there's something to suit everyone, from the complete horror junkies to those that prefer something a bit tamer. And, with escape rooms cropping up around the country, there's sure to be one near you for your team to enjoy!
When it comes to corporate team building themes, this one is definitely up there with the best! Why not set up a scavenger hunt around your city? Split your team up into smaller groups, leave them clues, and see who can win... This will really test their ability to work together and figure things out. For an even harder team building challenge, why not set it up in a different city to where your company resides? If nobody knows anything about their surroundings, it will be even more of a challenge that is sure to strengthen your team's bonds.
Love them or hate them, there's no denying that sports are the ultimate in team building challenges. There's the element of competition, skill, and of course, sporting achievement. But, it's a pretty obvious one when it comes to corporate team building themes. However, that's where you can use your imagination to do something unique instead. Even if some members of your team hate sports, you can still think outside the box and discover sports that mix completion and fun for your next team building excursion! There are plenty of providers out there who offer something a bit unique, from foot golf to white water rafting. Whether you're looking for something extreme or just a bit of tame fun to test your people's strengths, you can't go wrong with a fun sport that nobody has tried before.
Depending on the industry you're in, it's likely that quite a lot of your people won't consider themselves as creative types. But, that's where this fun corporate team building theme can come in! It's a bit outside of the box compared to the usual dreary activities that everyone has done before. What exactly can a creative team building day involve, though? Well, it truly can be anything! From pottery painting to lego building, there really is no limit to creative corporate team building themes. How about music- give each member of the team a different instrument and a piece of music to learn how to play, then everyone can come together as an orchestra by the end of the day? The great thing with creative team building themes is that it doesn't matter if everyone is completely awful at creative tasks- it's all about working together as a team to achieve the end result. And that's what team building is all about, right?
Corporate Social Responsibility
For any business, corporate social responsibility is important. It's the act of giving back in some way, whether this is by donations or more direct work in your community. But, why not kill two birds with one stone and tie your CSR up with your team building activities? Getting out in the community and helping those less fortunate is a great way to build your bonds as a team, and feel good about what you're doing at the same time. Some ideas for CSR corporate team building themes include:
Volunteering at a local soup kitchen, preparing and serving meals for the homeless
Litter picking in a local green area or beach, to keep everything clean and tidy and do your bit for the environment
Volunteer at a local animal shelter for the day- this is an especially good idea for teams that have a lot of animal lovers!
Go big or go home
If you've got the budget for it, why not go big and pull off the biggest team building excursion that your organisation has ever seen? The world is your oyster, so why not get out there and explore it? We think that travelling and experiencing something new is one of the best corporate team building themes out there, and for good reason. Your people are sure to love and appreciate a visit to another place, whether it's in your home country or beyond. And, by travelling, new amenities are opened up to you which are automatically exciting because your team won't have done them before. It's a great opportunity for your team to make memories together, work together on new tasks, and learn more about each other in the process. However, the budget doesn't have to be extortionate to still have a good time and a solid team building experience.
Give your team a thrill
Looking for corporate team building themes that your people are sure to remember for years to come? Why not treat them to a unique and thrilling experience, such as indoor skydiving, a giant zip wire, or any other thrill-seeking activity that's sure to get your team out of their comfort zone for the day? Facing their fears together is one way to ensure they bond quickly, and learn to work together to overcome it. Plus, it's an experience that they're not likely to forget in a hurry- the usual boring activities are sure to pale in comparison!
Get the professionals involved
Are you still struggling on settling on your ideal team building theme or activity? Why not hire the services of a professional and let them take it off your hands? Here at Events Together, we would love to plan your next team building day. There are so many benefits to hiring a dedicated events company to host your team building days, including:
They can take the stress off when it comes to the planning of the activity or day. You can be as involved as much or as little as you'd like. If you wish, they can plan everything from the theme to the location, and it can be a complete surprise for you! But just imagine how little stress this would involve for you...
Furthermore, they take the stress off on the day. You won't have to worry about setting up or packing away, as they can organise it all for you, meaning that you can just sit back and enjoy the day!
Things are more likely to go off without a hitch when you get the events professionals involved! They'll have all the events planning skills and contacts you need to make sure your corporate team building event is as good as possible and fun for everyone involved.
More about Events Together
Here at Events Together, we're well-versed in planning team building days that are fun and useful for everyone involved!
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