One of the most important aspects of a successful work environment is creating a motivated, tight-knit team. The thing is, quality workplace relationships aren’t built simply by collaborating on a project. You and your employees need time to relax and have fun so you can form more meaningful relationships and have fun together. Of course, hosting a work event that everyone will enjoy isn’t always easy. Thankfully, there are several trendy options available that can help everyone have a good time.
1. Indoor Golf
Indoor golf simulators are growing in popularity. After all, a traditional golf course isn’t exactly the best option for a large group party, and poor weather can result in an unforeseen cancellation of a long-awaited event. Indoor golf simulators, on the other hand, create a fun environment where everyone can practice their swing, even if they aren’t a traditional golfer.
Indoor golf simulators often take a video game-like approach, with digital scoring allowing everyone to compete against each other. Most indoor golf facilities also provide dining and drinking options, so everyone can get a bite to eat while cheering on their coworkers.
2. Escape Rooms
Escape Rooms are another new craze that are sweeping the nation. Basically, the idea is that a small group of people are trapped in a room together and only have an hour to solve various puzzles and “escape.” With many different themes available, these interactive events also serve as a great team-building exercise, as participants work together to solve puzzles and win the game. It’s a great activity for smaller offices.
3. Trip to the Movies
Sometimes, a classic standby is the best activity option — and few events are more universally enjoyed than a trip to the movies. Whether as part of a holiday party or a reward for the completion of a major project, everyone will love a free trip to check out the latest blockbuster film. Many theaters allow businesses to rent out screening rooms for a private showing to create an extra-special experience for your team. Don’t forget the popcorn!
How often to host workplace parties will likely vary from business to business, but one thing is certain — regularly giving your team a chance to unwind and have some fun will go a long way in improving office morale, employee retention, and other key factors that drive productivity and profitability. Don’t be afraid to ask your staff for ideas as well — you never know what fun ideas they might come up with!