Even if your employees work remotely, getting them together from time to time to engage in fun activities, is a great way of helping them stay connected and motivated. For employees who spend all day together in an office, such events can be just as valuable, and a great opportunity for them to let their hair down and enjoy themselves without the pressures of work.
From boat trips and treasure hunts, to painting while sipping (click here to find out more about mobile bars for team building events), team building activities are always a worthwhile investment, and here are 5 great ideas for your next employee engagement get together:
- A boat tour
The Thames river has plenty of ways for employees and managers to get together and have fun on a boat, as do plenty of other busy waterways in the bigger cities. Hire the entire boat and even have a mobile bar set up so that the workforce can enjoy their favourite beverages while aboard.
- Crazy golf
You don’t have to be good at golf, or even be sporty, to get a lot of enjoyment out of crazy golf. Fun for people of all ages and a fantastic way for those with a competitive streak to unleash it in a friendly atmosphere, crazy golf can help a team bond and feel more united.
- Sip and paint
These classes are the ideal way to get a workforce together in a more intimate environment, and regardless of their ability to paint, they can relax and unwind in front of an easel, with a glass of their favorite beverage in hand. With a mobile bar to help make sure everyone gets the drink of their choice, sip and paint classes encourage creativity, and ultimately, bring people closer together.
- Treasure hunt
Whether you organise this for your employees yourself, or hire a professional company to do it for you, treasure hunts are always fun and gently competitive. If you’re going for an outdoor, city treasure hunt, why not stop off at a few bars or pubs en route, or better yet, hire a mobile bar hire in London and a venue of your choice, and really give your workforce a reason to race to the finish line!
The ideal icebreaker for new employees, you can make your company treasure hunt an individual competition, or create teams to help a workforce bond; however you organise it, treasure hunts are more about the journey, than the destination!
- Charitable activities
Even for those companies who aren’t seeking to fulfil their Corporate Social Responsibility commitments, finding ways to help local charitable organisations is a rewarding and memorable way to unite a workforce for the greater good.
Whether you help out at a local pet rescue centre, soup kitchen, or organise a litter picking drive, getting your teams together to make a positive impact on the local community can make them feel good while spending quality time with each other outside of the work arena, which let’s face it, can be stressful and uninspiring at times.
Alternatively, if you prefer to simply hire a venue, a mobile bar, and perhaps even a DJ, you could just let your employees relax and unwind in each other’s company.
Boosting employee engagement is always beneficial, and with so many great ways to do it outside of the workplace, what are you waiting for?