Even if you haven’t had the time to plan a company picnic for the summer, it’s not too late to have a summer get-together with your team. A recent article from GSA Business Report suggests that team building can help create a positive impact throughout the entire office, and help employees set clearer goals and expectations. Here are a few suggestions for good team-building activities for the summer.
Company Softball League
If you’re looking to create a healthier office environment, starting your own softball league is one of the best ways to do so. Send out an e-mail to everyone in your office to measure interest. If you have enough people to create multiple teams, you can create a tournament to see which team is the best. The winning team can be given a consolation prize.
Roll The Dice
This activity works best in an open area, like a field or lawn. You’ll be creating a large game board across the field.
What You Will Need:
- 2 extra large die
- Minimum of 6 players
- Tape or chalk to mark different space
- A set of questions to go off.
How to Play:
- Each team will choose one member as a racer.
- Create a 10×10 grid on the ground to be used as the race track.
- Have teams clearly divided.
- Each team will take a roll of the dice. The number they get is how far they will move if they answer a question correctly.
- The first racer will have to answer a question provided by the other team.
- If the answer is correct: The player can move forward and gets to go again.
- If the answer is incorrect: The player must stay where they are and the other team goes.
This is one of the easiest team-building activities to do, because it can be done both in and out of the office. Split your office into teams of three or four. Create mysteries for your team to solve, and try to incorporate some outdoor clues. The team that finishes the scavenger hunt first with all mysteries solved can win a prize.
Office Beach Day
This is a great idea for any Monmouth or Ocean County based company. Why not give your employees a half-day and enjoy a team lunch, followed by a beach day? Find a beach that has sports like volleyball for those that want to stay active, and features plenty of spots for lounging out. Don’t forget the sunscreen!