Team outings are a great way to enhance bonding with your team, lessen employee stress, and provide them with the chance to get to know one another better outside of the office.
But what is the best way to find ideas for a great team outing? Google search will be a great starting point to look for ideas – there are tons of online articles that suggest types of activities you could do for your team.
Follow along our short article to find out what’s the best team activities you could do for your next company team event.
Treasure and Virtual Hunt
Set a date and make sure it is a beautiful day, break everyone out into groups, and have a treasure hunt around the city/area. You could organize one yourself, or use a creative service like Trailblazers Malaysia (Starbucks, Digi, Petronas & Maybank are among their clients). They also can organise a creative and fun virtual treasure hunt that fits your needs. Your team will feel fresh and rejuvenated after some fun challenges. Be sure to take plenty of silly pictures to treasure all the fun memories.
Spending time to support a good cause isn’t just good for the soul; it’s also a amazing way for your team to bond. Volunteering ideas include things like volunteering at a local animal shelters, helping build a Habitat for Humanity house, or delivering gifts to children’s hospitals during the holidays.
Board game tournament
One of the best way to boost your team members’ competitive sides without having to leave the office. Organize a team-wide board game tournament. Some great games with reasonable play times include Boggle, Jenga, or even games using good ol’ playing cards. Don’t forget to provide prizes for first, second, and third winners; this will encourage your team to join. This is also suitable for a family day activity.
What’s my name?
What’s My Name is an activity where each player is assigned the name of a person (dead or alive) – and displays that name on their head, back or part of their body such that only the other players can read the name. Once everyone has been assigned a name, the players mingle with one another, treating their coworkers the way they’d treat the person listed on that person card. They can also ask questions about their own hidden identity until they correctly guess who they are. This activity can be done online as well with a little creativity.
The “Suddenly” Story
If you’ve ever told stories around a campfire during your camp trip, you might have told a variation of The “Suddenly” Story. This activity is the choose-your-own-adventure book of team building activities. To tell The “Suddenly” Story, gather your team in a circle, and offer the opening three sentences to a story about anything. At the end of the three sentences, say “Suddenly …” and pass the story onto the person next to you. It’s their job to take your three sentences and build on the story with another three sentences, followed by “Suddenly …” Each mention of “Suddenly” allows the story to take a turn. What that turn looks like is up to the next person in the circle. This activity easily can be done online as well.