We all know a key part of business is having a team that works well together; it is basically like having a well-oiled machine. Whether it is now or later in the year, here are some great ideas that can strengthen your team and boost that all-important morale!
Working from home? Try these.
- Morning coffee sessions
Try Skype or Zoom, you can do this every morning or every week on a Monday. Discuss your tips and tricks for staying healthy in-doors. Talk about your weekend, show each other your homes and get the family involved. Even the dog! Gaining insights into each other’s lives significantly improves team engagement. Being able to laugh together and empathise with each other’s situations brings you closer together.
- Movie night
Netflix has a party mode where you invite others to watch your favourite shows and synchronises everyone’s stream, there is event a group chat facility. Try watching something like The Office. Having a laugh drawing comparisons between characters on the screen to team members and events in your own office! Grab a drink, some snacks and feel that bond grow stronger.
There are plenty of games you can play whether on your Whatsapp group or through video call. Try the deserted island game, come together and pick seven items i.e. buckets, sheets, lighters… But each person can only pick three; you must explain why and be as calculated as possible. Then they can join teams with others and share resources. This creates wholesome competition and enthusiasm within the workforce.
Planning ahead? At Ravens’ Ait we’ve hosted many different and exciting team-building events. Try these:
- Dragon boats racing
With our venue being an island, we are naturally surrounded by water. So why not use it! Work as part of a team to secure first place, get fit and have fun. It’s exciting, different and a sure-fire way to build healthy competition while creating a memorable experience. To get involved visit: https://gable-events.co.uk
- Sports day
Every one of us remembers how fun sports day was. Why not revisit it! Our Marquee & Lawn space can hold up to 400 standing guests and there is something in it for everyone. Whether you ace the egg and spoon race or are the strongest in the tug of war, you will laugh, shout and most importantly have fun!
All of us know, and most of us love the Great British Bake-Off. Why not have it in our Marquee! Try something simple like decorate the cake! Set a subject and have people map out their ideas. Give everyone pre-made bases, icing, and decorative materials and let them get creative. Score at the end and reveal star baker! You can do as many rounds and ideas as you like.
We hope this blog has inspired you to keep oiling that team-machine. Whether working from home or after your return to the workplace. Maybe you have your own ideas, why not share them with us? Drop us an email or visit our website and we can discuss your next team building day!