Even if summer is over, there are still a lot of ways to keep a team of employees motivated through the busy season.
Afternoon Film Showing Trip
Paul Hager from Information Technology Professionals recalls how they rented the entire theatre for a private show of the film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” It was something that their team got excited about, and they really enjoyed it. They took their afternoon off, got a few beers, ordered pizza and relaxed for a few hours.
Go on Winter Getaways
Elliot Tomaeno from Astrsk PR talks about taking his team to the beach during summers, and they went to Bermuda this year. Lately, he started with mid-February retreats too. For him, energy can be kept all year round through activities outside the office.
Involve Family and Friends
Roger Lee from Captain401 suggests involving the team’s family as well as friends during company events in order to enhance team rapport. Even if it’s just game night or a simple dinner, keeping an event open for family and friends will allow interaction with the important people in an employee’s life. This builds understanding and collaboration.
Have Indoor Games at the Office
Maren Hogan from Red Branch Media shares that they have a pool table, a ping pong table, a drum set and a dart board to inspire their employees to rethink issues and collaborate. When these games are provided, it allows employees to get breaks and have time to talk over ideas or work together.
Plan the Holiday Party
Kristopher Jones from LSEO.com mentions that there is some disappointment in teams when the seasons change from summer to fall then winter. However, with the festive season near, this is a great moment to start with the holiday party planning.
Choose Fall Activities for Fun
Murray Newlands from Due remembers how he and his team went to pumpkin patches, competed in pumpkin carving contests and did mazes. This shows how business team building is possible any time of the year. And when the weather is especially nice, outdoor activities like scavenger hunts, hikes, walks for charity or community runs are possible.