Spending 8 hours a day with your co-workers does indeed make you a work family – whether happy, somewhat happy or a “leaning dysfunctional”. Team building through unique office activities can help to build camaraderie and foster better communication … but what are some good things to do with a work group?
Work group events can be rewarding and meaningful time spent and they can also be awkwardly uncomfortable runaway trains. Here are some unique ideas to help bring cubicle and office occupants together – categorized in three categories based on budget.
Highly Affordable Office Activities
Team Scavenger Hunt
Grown Up Show & Tell
Medium Budget Office Activities
Group painting class
Community Service Project
A tour of a local landmark or facility
Higher End Office Activities
A boat charter
Catered dinner for employees and spouses
A private tour of an art gallery
A professional sporting event
Things to Avoid
Events that require bathing suits
Events requiring athletic talent
Activities that call for sharing personal experiences
Activities that pair people off into groups or 3 or less
Anything that has the potential to cause injury
The whole notion of activities is usually to place people in settings where they have the opportunity to experience things together and talk openly about topics other than work. Trust Falls and Potlucks were the norm, but today’s employee sometimes expects more. This list is intended to provide ideas and foster additional thoughts on how to bring your team together for some fun and bonding.
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