The most relaxed season of the year is coming to an end, so it’s time to have some fun with your team. As one of the leading recruitment firms in Chicago, Premium Staffing, Inc. firmly believes team activities are an essential bonding experience.
Spending time away from the office together allows employees to get to know each other as people — not just colleagues. Here are a few ideas that will help your team get even closer.
Five Summer Activities to Do With Your Team
Host a weekend picnic at a local park and encourage employees to bring their families. Watching their peers interact with their families will allow employees to see a different side of them. Getting to know each other’s spouses and children will help people bond and maybe even realize they have more in common than they thought.
Divide employees up into teams and send them off on a scavenger hunt. Depending on where your office is located, this can either take place on company grounds — i.e., a suburban setting — or out in the city — i.e., an urban area. Solving challenges together is fun and helps people build stronger relationships.
A quintessential summer activity, take your team out to the ballpark — your choice, Wrigley Field or Guaranteed Rate Field. People will have a great time watching the game together, and baseball leaves plenty of time for idle chatter. Whether they connect over a shared love of the game or something else, their work will reflect their closer relationships with one another.
Volunteer for a Good Cause
Allow employees to bond for the greater good by signing them up to volunteer as a team. Take a vote to choose a charitable organization to assist and grant everyone the day off work to give back. Working together in a different setting will strengthen relationships and help people make great memories together while doing something amazing for their community.
Chicago has some pretty great places to explore, so do it as a team. Think like a tourist and plan a day fit for those visiting the Windy City for the first time. Chances are, your employees have been itching for out-of-town guest to visit, so they’d have an excuse to do these things. Experiencing new places together is a great way to bond and have a blast as a group.
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