Team Building Activities to Improve Morale & Communication
Team building activities are a centerpiece of any corporate event. According to a study from ClearCompany, 86 percent of employees site a lack of communication as a cause for workplace failures. Working together with others to achieve a common goal is one way you can build trust within your office and in turn, have happier employees. There are many benefits to team building. Here are a few ways to promote teamwork within your office year-round, based off of some of the activities you can do here at Frogbridge.
Cold weather is known to bring down everyone’s morale. The days get shorter and the winter weather brings hazards in the commute, leading to further frustration. It is important to keep energy up and teamwork thriving, despite the season.
First and foremost, everyone loves a party! Holiday parties are a great way to bring everyone together and unwind. As for bonding activities, this is the perfect time for your staff to participate in a culinary challenge (and offer your employees a delicious potluck lunch) based around a theme. You could also send members of your team out on a scavenger hunt to earn a prize, and pair employees from separate departments to encourage cross-collaboration.
When spring arrives, people are itching to move, making it a great time to conduct team-building activities. We understand that for the first half of spring, indoor activities might be a better option, as weather can still be unpredictable. Consider focusing on a creative problem solving activity, like getting through a hypothetical disaster. This will be a great activity to test how your employees handle stress, and how they can work together to solve a hypothetical problem, like making sure everyone else is ok.
As the weather warms up, you can bring your team building activities outdoors. You can consider games such as egg tosses, don’t break the chain, or go for more unique activities.
This is the optimal time to plan a company picnic and put an emphasis on team building within your workplace. Consider taking a day to do some kayaking or pedal boating on a lake. Enjoy the great outdoors during this time of year through water activities, or maybe even a ropes course. Opportunities for are endless for the fun coworkers can have during this season.
Since fall tends to be a diverse weather season, you can do any type of activity. In September, you’ll still be able to enjoy some summer-like activities. As you get closer to the holidays, think about the ways you can give back to others in the community.Consider giving a day to your employees to volunteer to organizations they truly care about.
Don’t have time to plan an epic picnic in the spring or summer? Frogbridge not only has stunning scenery during the fall, but we also add exceptional seasonal events to your picnic, such as: hay rides, pumpkin patches and magic shows (indoors or outdoors, weather permitting). Also, we can design our menus to the season, and Chef Will’s legendary Butternut Squash soup is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Regardless of the season, Frogbridge is the place to be.
Looking for somewhere where you can enjoy team building without assembling the day’s activities? Leave it up to us to create an unforgettable team building experience, accompanied by a corporate picnic.