"We never would have expected that a prolonged period of quarantine and isolation would be the time that team building away days truly demonstrate their importance, but that’s what’s happened over the last few months. "
What is it about getting out of the office? There’s a unique buzz among work colleagues when you pile them onto a bus and send them off to unfamiliar locales in order to get to know one another better. No one’s completely sure what the day will bring, but everyone can be certain that it will be nothing like an average day at the desk.
Away days are the grown-up equivalent of the school trip, making the world a playground and capturing something of the excitement we all felt getting out of the classroom as kids. Whether you’re the type of person who relishes the social interaction of an away day or would rather be plugged into your regular workload, it’s hard to deny that a well-planned, well-delivered day of team building pays dividends back in the office.
At Wildgoose, we’re proud to have pushed away days to new limits, delivering innovative and staggeringly creative experiences that delight our clients across the planet. From fast-paced treasure hunts like our Urban Explorer and The Ultimate to unforgettable challenges like our James Bond Styled Treasure Hunt, we’ve delivered more world-leading away days than we can count – forever consigning to history that tired old image of egg and spoon races on the lawn of a stately home.
Our away days take place right across the planet, and we’ve delivered them in hundreds of locations from London to New York and Paris to San Francisco, in settings as diverse as HMS Belfast, the Smithsonian Museum and Dundas Castle. In recent months, however, we’ve taken them across a new frontier…
Transforming away days for remote working
We never would have expected that a prolonged period of quarantine and isolation would be the time that team building away days truly demonstrate their importance, but that’s what’s happened over the last few months. In the face of the global Covid-19 pandemic, and with face-to-face social contact between colleagues suddenly a thing of the past, at Wildgoose we’ve worked tirelessly to reinvent and redevelop our entire offering, designing virtual experiences that truly expand the possibilities of what you can do from the comfort of your own home.
A well-planned and well-executed team building day can be just as effective when delivered online as in any of the exotic locations we’ve organised events in the past. These activities are much more than a break from work or a bit of ‘extracurricular’ fun – they are integral to maintaining a company’s unique culture, making employees feel valued and rewarded and keeping morale and motivation as high as possible. That’s why at Wildgoose we’re proud to have led the way in devising a suite of virtual team building activities that can help teams stay anchored no matter how far apart they are.
Our Team Away Day
On our Team Away Day, the aim is simple: score as many points as possible before running out of time. Playing from any location (including home) on our app via their own devices, team members work together to solve a series of challenges and answer questions against the clock. This means that good communication, collaboration and a dose of healthy team spirit are the key to success – just like on a classic away day!
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