Team bonding is an age-old practice used by all sorts of companies to bring their staff together and to improve moral and encourage teamwork. And whilst for many of us, the idea of team bonding brings with it an image of cringe-worthy exercises performed with awkward coworkers, it doesn’t have to be that way. In 2020, there are plenty of awesome team bonding opportunities that await you. So without further ado, let’s take at some of our top company bonding ideas for this year.
Wine Tasting Weekend
Travelling from vineyard to vineyard is a fantastic way to allow people to socialise in a somewhat structured yet completely relaxed and informal environment. As you’ll be moving from place to place, the group will automatically move around and people will have a chance to sit, walk and converse with various people. Going away and making a weekend of it is also a great way to thank your staff for all their hard work as well as encouraging them to bond and form stronger relationships.
Army Assault Course
If you fancy something a bit more physical and challenging to encourage a sense of teamwork, why not take your staff on a full on army assault course? You can split them into teams to encourage a bit of healthy competition, or you can put everyone together in one group so that they can help each other and bond as a team.
This kind of company bonding event is a great way to kill many birds with one stone. It encourages teamwork, it teaches problem solving, it is a healthy dose of exercise & fresh air and it’s a fun day out too!
If budget allows, treating your staff to a holiday is a great way to encourage bonding. Depending on time and budget constraints, you could go for a long weekend of even a week. The more time you have, the more you can do.
With a holiday abroad, you can do a bit of everything. You can schedule in some specific team bonding events as well as some time for your team to bond in a more relaxing environment. You can also treat your team by exploring the local cuisine.
All in all, this is another great way to thank your staff as well as encourage some healthy team bonding.
Epic Treasure Hunt
If you don’t have the funds to take everyone on an epic holiday, why not organise a themed treasure hunt? The wonderful thing about this idea is that it can be scaled up or down and tailored to your specific needs. So if you have a bit of budget to spend, you could hire a team of professionals to design a treasure hunt for you. Or, if funds are a bit lacking, you can do it all yourself. This is also a great option if you want to turn your team bonding into a family friendly event where staff can bring their kids to play along.
Raising money for charity is a fantastic opportunity to unite your staff. Whether it’s sleeping rough for a night to raise awareness and money for the homeless or organising a huge black-tie gala, coming together for a common goal is a great way to encourage teamwork and bonding.
Team bonding doesn’t have to be awkward. With a little bit of out-the-box thinking, you can enjoy an awesome day, weekend or week with your staff. If you have a bit of money, don’t be afraid to invest it in an epic experience. But if you’re on a tight budget, you can still enjoy a fantastic day out with your staff, you just have to get a little creative!