We have all been patiently waiting for the sunshine to emerge from the clouds and now we can finally say, summer is here! As a team we love to get outside and participate in fun, outdoor activities taking full advantage of the season. Why don’t you and your companies do the same? There are so many unique and customisable ways that teams can come together during the summer heat to bond and play. Whether this is by giving back to the community, testing your artistic abilities, or letting your competitive spirits fly, we have options for all.
What better way to get a team together than over food? Some enjoyable ideas for cuisine competitions that are bound to make your taste buds tingle include sangria making or a team chilli cook-off. Both options allow you to test your culinary skills and conclude with a full belly! Remove the competitive component and simply get the group together for an outdoor BBQ or picnic where everyone contributes to one portion of the meal. Who is the grill maestro in this group? Sometimes all you need is to come together as a team, sit in the sun, and enjoy each other’s company.
Bond with your colleagues while also helping others in your local communities by participating in giveback opportunities such as creating a beautiful outdoor mural in a neighbourhood in need of a pop of colour, or by assembling and packaging hygiene products to be sent to those in need. Discover what is near and dear to the people within your company and find ways to make a powerful impact and difference. There is always a way to help others and doing it as a team with your trusted colleagues makes it that much more meaningful.
We all love a little bit (or a lot!) of competition, especially in the workplace, so let’s take this mindset and put it to good, healthy use in a variety of different team activations. Try hosting an outdoor survivor style course for your team. Just like the adventures found on the Survivor TV show, you will participate in activities that explore both your mental and physical strengths such as giant scrabble and life-size Jenga. Take this one notch further and create a company Olympics match with more games and fun, and maybe even custom t-shirts for each team! Test your problem-solving abilities by participating in a scavenger hunt that sprawls across your destination making you travel and think outside the box! Continue to have your adrenaline pumping by embarking on kayak and canoe races, go-karting, or scenic hikes around the area. There are so many ways to take advantage of the scenery around you.
No matter the extent of the activity, bringing your team closer together in an energetic and entertaining manner will always have a significant impact by increasing morale, positivity, and connectivity throughout the company. So get outside and take advantage of that sun!