A quick word of friendly advice in this new year – never underestimate the power of team building activities. When you spend twenty to forty hours a week working alongside the same group of people, it’s super important to spend some time fostering friendships and building stronger bonds with your colleagues – it doesn’t matter if you’re having a cup of tea together in the break room or binge-watching your favourite series together after hours.
It’s no secret that a team that gets on well together socially works well! That means a happier office, better company culture, and improved efficiency across the board. In short: there’s no reason not to organise awesome team building days out, and who knows? You might end up finding friends for life right there in your office. Planning your next team building activity? Here are a few ideas that’ll help make it a memorable event.
1. Segway Tour
The perfect way to share so many laughs your cheeks will hurt while doing some speedy sightseeing, going on a segway tour in Malta is sure to be a big winner with all your workmates! What’s a segway you ask? Well, it’s a type of two-wheeled scooter that works using your body weight for balance. Simple lean forward to accelerate, and ease up on the foot pedals to slow down or stop. From sweeping views of the Mediterranean sea from Dingli Cliffs, right up to the architectural majesty of our amazing capital, Valletta, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the right route for your team.
2. Quad Biking
If segways aren’t quite your cup of tea, then perhaps a bit of quad biking is what your clan of colleagues needs. A fair bit more intense than segway tours or badger karting, quad bikes are for the more adventurous folks out there! It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned rider or are just trying it out for the first time – one thing’s for certain: quad biking will definitely get the adrenaline pumping and smiles spreading across some very happy faces.
3. Escape Rooms
A particular favourite of the wannabe-Sherlocks out there, escape rooms offer a very different type of challenge – one that needs more brain than brawn. Get your teams together and use your combined wit, brainpower, and deductive skills to make your way to freedom in an Egyptian Adventure, Mozart’s Mystery, or Secret Surgery Room! All you need to bring is your teamwork and your A-game. Warning: may test the bonds of friendship.
4. Office Trivia/Pub Quiz
This one’s best mixed in with a good old-fashioned Pub Quiz-style affair, planned as part of day full of team building fun of your choosing. You’ll need to spend some time thinking up some clever questions, and use the internet for any general knowledge questions. You’ll also need a designated quizmaster, some rules, and a small prize for the winning team!
5. Karaoke Party
There’s nothing quite as cheerful, noisy, and guaranteed to make you giggle as a good old-fashioned karaoke night – especially after a fully day out and about with your workmates and with a few well-earned drinks. It doesn’t matter if you can’t hold a note to save your lie – that’s part of the fun! If you’re feeling self-conscious, go for popular classics like the tunes from Grease and Abba. That way, everyone will be up singing with you!
Do you have any ideas for the perfect team building day out? Share them with us in a comment!