The BBC published an article last week about why corporate team-building events can be terrible and they raised a valid point. But can you blame an employee for showing zero interest in a team building activity like spitting soda into each other’s mouths? It’s certainly a unique idea but even in a highly engaged company like itris, I don’t think anyone would be too keen!

Despite the slight groan you might hear when you utter the words ‘team building event’, they are definitely worth incorporating into your employee engagement strategy. Improved communication between employees and departments, boosted productivity and increased engagement are just a handful of benefits your company can reap by organising team building activities for your staff.

Team building activities can have numerous benefits for organizations and their employees. These activities can help to build stronger relationships between team members, increase collaboration and communication, boost morale and motivation, and improve problem-solving and decision-making skills. By taking part in team building activities, employees can develop a better understanding of each other’s strengths and weaknesses, which can lead to improved teamwork and productivity. These activities can also provide a break from the daily routine and help to reduce stress, which can have a positive impact on employee wellbeing and job satisfaction.

We understand that it can be difficult to select the perfect event for your employees or recruiters to get involved with as everyone and every business is different, but here are some fun team building ideas which appeal to the masses.

  1. Bowling
  2. Escape rooms
  3. High ropes/Go Ape
  4. Sports day
  5. Paintballing
  6. Cocktail masterclass
  7. Shelter building
  8. Company quiz night
  9. Rock-climbing
  10. Bouncy castle obstacle course
  11. Charity fun run
  12. Two truths, one lie
  13. Outdoor pursuits
  14. Unknot the knot
  15. Board game competition
  16. Go karting
  17. Cooking competition
  18. Laser tag
  19. Volunteering
  20. Geocaching
  21. Raft building
  22. Build a spaghetti and marshmallow tower
  23. Pot luck lunch
  24. Human table football
  25. Mexican railway
  26. Soapbox race
  27. The Crystal Challenge
  28. Problem solving activity day
  29. Rounders
  30. FIFA tournament
  31. Zombie survival run
  32. Treasure hunt
  33. The egg drop
  34. Crazy golf
  35. Football tournament

There is a huge variety of activities in this list and certainly something for everyone. It’s also beneficial to mix up your teams with people from different departments which is something we do for every team building activity to ensure we build on our interdepartmental communication. So why not give some of these activities a go? They don’t have to cost a lot and can aid your business in so many ways!