Improve Office Morale By Getting Your Team Out In Nature This Season
Does your workplace need a boost in terms of mood, morale and productivity? Outdoor team building sessions in London are just what you need this summer.
Summer is here – and what better season is there to take your corporate team outdoors and get stuck into some fun and motivational team building activities? Although workplace events of any kind are known to encourage bonding and enhance productivity, there’s an extra buzz that is created when your employees get the chance to head outside to the great outdoors and interact with nature. Perhaps it’s the fresh air and ample vitamin D that puts your workers in a good mood, or the fact that spending time outside can lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the body. Whatever the reason, there are plenty of fantastic activities to choose from that would be perfect for an away day in one of London’s parks. Here is a selection of ideas to choose from.
Not just an entertainment option for weddings and garden parties, these giant lawn games are the perfect opportunity to involve all members of your organisation in some competitive fun. There are a huge number of games to choose from including boules, croquet, giant Jenga, giant Connect Four, quoits, dominoes and skittles. If space isn’t an issue, you could even draw up a good old-fashioned rounders pitch and enjoy a friendly game. Your employees will be split into small groups of 6 to 8 participants which encourages excellent bonding as they cheer on their team-mates, while being pitched head-to-head against a rivalling team will bring out their competitive spirit.
GPS Treasure Hunt
Why not bring a bit of modern technology into your outdoor activity? Treasure hunts have been enjoyed for centuries, but the latest twist is to use a GPS system to help your teams navigate towards finding the prize. Using tablets with a pre-loaded GPS app installed, your teams will be able to hit the streets of London answering a variety of trivia along the way. Interactive maps will allow you to see your position as well as that of your opponents. You’ll answer timed questions to assess how well you perform under pressure, as well as developing collaboration amongst your group.
It’s A Knockout
One of the most popular London team building events is an ‘It’s A Knockout’ tournament. For those that are not familiar with the TV show that ran from 1966 to 1982 in the UK, the tournament was essentially a comedy game show that featured lots of silly sporting challenges usually enjoyed by participants dressed in enormous foam suits. It’s easy to see why this has translated so well into a corporate team event. Get out of the office into one of London’s royal parks and enjoy some nostalgia and spontaneous laughter while clocking up points to help your team become the ultimate Knockout Champions. You might take part in costume relays, have fun with giant inflatables, or throw water-filled sponges in a castle competition. A comical compere will keep everyone thoroughly entertained throughout the day.
Make the most of the sun while it lasts and get your employees out and about to enhance their mood and morale in the workplace.