Try These Ideas for Teambuilding Activities

Michelle Benjamin – CEO of Benjamin Enterprises


Although it might not feel like it, spring is here. This is the perfect opportunity to schedule some teambuilding activities. It is warm enough to go outside and the summer vacations haven’t started yet so try these ideas for building a stronger team.

Ask your employees – Get input from your employees on what they would like to do. By soliciting their input, your employees will feel that their opinion matters and will be more likely to not only attend the event, but participate once they are there.

Get outside – Have a picnic lunch outside. Whether it is the outdoor tables at your office, or a picnic shelter at a local park, get outside. Bring along a Frisbee, football or a kite to add some activity to the mix.

Support the Home Team – Get tickets for a minor league baseball team game, soccer team or roller derby team. Most cities have at least one of these types of teams that everyone can get behind.

Take the Afternoon Off – Head out to the bowling alley, arcade or Fun Park with the whole gang. Just the act of getting out of the office with the team will reduce stress for everyone. Create some contests and award the winners some token prizes. Make sure you create teams to participate and not just have individual contests.

Support a Cause – Local charities and organizations are always on the lookout for volunteers. Find one that is close to the heart of the business and volunteer your time. This sense of “giving back” to the community as a team will go far in building that team dynamic.

A strong team is critical to the success of any business. Building that team is an ongoing effort for all members. Spring is an excellent time to ramp up your teambuilding activities. There is a sense of rebirth and renewal in nature that can also apply to your team.