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Are you starting to notice some droopy shoulders around the office? It sounds like it's time to plan a team outing.


Team outings are a great way to facilitate bonding with your team members, reduce employee stress, and give them the chance to get to know one another outside of the office.


And, you know, they're entertaining.


But how do you find ideas for a great team outing? Maybe you start with a Google search for "team outing ideas" and stumble upon an article that suggests "field trips" and "professional development activities." It sounds like a starting point, but where's the real excitement?


Next time you plan an outing for your team, cut the trust-falls and get one of these ideas on the calendar instead. We have something for everyone — from perfect activities for remote teams to large or small in-house groups to events that enhance teamwork and events that all team members can enjoy outdoors.


Why should you do team-building activities for work?


Team building activities can be embarrassing for coworkers, and some don’t even add anything that relates to the workplace. For example, while ‘trust falls’ seems like an excellent idea, forcing it doesn’t improve trust among coworkers, and what is worse, it can result in injuries when pairings are not even.


However, not all team-building activities are detrimental to your workers, as you would see from the ideas we highlight in this post.


One of the most significant advantages of the right team-building activities is that it boosts morale among your workforce. Team members get to work together on exciting and challenging activities and can display their skills and talents.


Team-building activities and games that boost morale can break down barriers among employees and create an environment that is nice to work in, which is vital to a successful and well-functioning business.


The ultimate goal of team-building activities is to get your team members to bond and build trust with each other. People with different backgrounds, needs, ambitions, and personalities make up teams.


By engaging in the right team-building activities, you can bring these different people together to build a bonded, trusting team.


When your team bonds, it results in several benefits for the company. Some of these benefits include:

  1. Improved Communication Skills.Communication between staff and departments is essential to a company’s success. Team-building exercises put people in a relaxed environment and encourage them to communicate while completing tasks.
  2. Improved Productivity. Better communication skills will have a domino effect on productivity levels. When your employees work together and communicate, there is less work duplication and less friction between workers.
  3. Identifies Leaders. Another benefit from team-building exercises is that managers can discover leaders within the workforce while engaging in team-building activities.


Find a beautiful day, break everyone out into groups, and have a scavenger hunt around the city. You can organize one yourself or use a creative service like The Go Game (which lists companies like Netflix, Facebook, and HBO among clients) or Stray Boots.


Your team members will feel nice and rejuvenated after some fresh air and fun challenges. Be sure to take plenty of silly pictures — you can even have a slideshow when everyone regroups at the end.


Alternatively, you might try a "Random Acts of Kindness" hunt. For instance, Outback Team Building & Training offers this team building activity, which requires teams to split up into groups, download Outback's app, and complete a series of challenges to benefit strangers in the community.


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Bring Fun To The Workplace!

These are just some fun team-building activities that you can use to get the best out of your team. Be sure to use any of the activities listed above to build a firm foundation of trust and purpose between your employees.


Now you're ready to show your team a great time while increasing their happiness and creating a great company culture. And hey, you might just be the "cool boss" now. How cool would that be?

Editor's note: This post was originally published in August 2018 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.
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