2017 Team Building Ideas
There could hardly be a more difficult time to keep employees engaged and motivated than in this time of political and economic uncertainty. If the turbulence is taking hold of your team or department, what’s needed is a fresh approach to team building and employee motivation techniques.
Shake off the fear and re-energise the office with our top 5 employee engagement ideas:
1) Explore the Great Indoors
As well as the freezing temperatures we’re currently experiencing, the near constant darkness triggers an almost hibernation-like mindset and we wouldn’t want to force outdoor activities on anybody. That’s where our indoor event options come in. Our range of challenges will see you exploring world class museums, hotels and exciting venues all whilst keeping dry and staying out of the cold! With over 10 themes to choose from including Around The World, Let’s Collaborate, The Pitch and Venue Explorer – we have something to suit everybody.
2) Release your inner spy
Shake things up and boost motivation with our sleuth testing Spy School challenge. You may never rappel through a window or disarm your enemy with a swift wrist movement, but you can channel your inner Bond with cryptic messages, secret codes and covert missions – all of which feature in our exciting team event. An eye for detail, a magnificent memory and a competitive streak is what’s required of teams and their fellow spies.
3) Collaborate to win
From improving morale and creativity to building relationships, leaders are beginning to understand the value of a transparent and connected workplace. Did you know that it’s estimated that engaged workers can boost your bottom line by 20 percent… With that in mind, our Let’s Collaborate challenge combines fun and interactive team tasks with unique challenges and learnings to encourage teams to understand the importance of collaboration. A perfect solution for companies going through a department restructure, large organisations with multiple office locations and to facilitate learning and development objectives.
4) Get to know your favourite city from the comfort of a taxi
We know this may sound a little strange, but we’re all about the wacky ideas here at Wildgoose. Our Black Taxi challenge is a great way to explore your favourite city with the company of your very own knowledgeable cabbie. This exciting team building activity allows you to navigate your way around a number of pre-set hotspots – without the need for too much walking! A great option if you, like us, spent the festive period couch-ridden, swaddled in a blanket eating too much chocolate.
5) Street Olympics
We know that it takes a certain type of masochist to take up sport in the winter, we also know that the olympics don’t come around until the summer months, but bear with us! Our Street Olympics challenge is a great team event to kick start the new year – get pulses racing and try something new. No need to don your gym kit… All that’s required is a desire to win and have fun! City streets, parks and venues are all brimming with potential for fun tasks that will see teams re-enacting great sporting moments, answering sporting questions and completing against the clock challenges!