Long office hours, challenging tasks and everyday stress will certainly take a toll on your employees. Today, finding ways of reducing stress and building friendships and bonds inside your company is one of the key elements of leading a successful business. That is why you should find fun ways for company outing and give your team a chance to bond, relax and improve their productivity.
Room Escape Games
Everybody loves games where you have to solve puzzles and win the game. Additionally, such games have become a popular way of team-building and improving leadership skills, logic and patience. There are lots of different types of room escape games, such as Escape the room, Adventure rooms, Puzzle break and many others and all of them work on a similar principle: a group of people is “locked” in a room for an hour during which they have to find certain objects, solve puzzles and simply figure out the way out or completing the objective. Gather your team and spend some quality time solving the puzzles and watch them bond.
Jumping and cheering can only improve everyone’s mood. Gather up your team and make your way to some sporting events in your town. See what sports everyone likes and organize a small field trip to watch the game. Also, you can create an event of your own and organize a sports game for your employees. Divide them into teams and play some football, basketball, baseball, whatever meets everyone’s taste. Provide each team with a shirt with your company’s logo and have the colors and your logo printed on non woven bags for their equipment and give everyone a chance to have fun and let off some steam.
Another awesome idea for company outing and getting your adrenaline pumping is laser tag. This simple game is a great opportunity to reduce stress while your team is improving their teamwork skills and logic. Not only that, but your employees will get the chance to exercise and have tons of fun. To make things even more interesting you can organize teams differently, such as men vs. women or mix them up, and have people dress up as a team and even wear some masks or costumes.
By organizing volunteering days each month or year, gives your employees the opportunity to give back to the community and improve their social skills. The best volunteering ideas include volunteering at the local soup kitchen, delivering presents to children in hospitals during bigger holidays, helping in building homes and many other options. Not only will your employees help those in need and maybe even change someone’s life, but they will get the chance to let go off some stress and learn how to work together better. Also, it is good for your business to be recognized as humane.
Probably one of the most liberating and fun ways of reducing stress is singing with your friends. Organize a karaoke night in a local pub or even inside your company and let your employees have fun together, sing and get a little bit of embarrassed. This type of outing will only bring people together and improve their relationships which will result in better communication and cooperation at work. Let them simply sing for each other or have a contest and find the winner for the best group performance. You can even let them dress up and pretend being popular singers and simply have fun altogether.
Nobody likes long days at the office with the constant stress and pressure from work. For the sake of leading a successful company and to show your employees that you respect them let them have some fun through some of these and many more company outing events.