As summer approaches, it's the perfect time for PAs to organise team building activities that not only bring colleagues closer but also create a positive and enjoyable work environment. Team building initiatives are essential for boosting morale, enhancing communication, and fostering a sense of unity within a team. At our PA recruitment agency, we know that as a PA, you’re often tasked with the organisation!
So, we’ve come up with 5 popular and fun team building activities that are perfect for the summer months.
1. Outdoor adventure day
Take advantage of the pleasant weather and plan an outdoor adventure day. Organise a treasure hunt, team sports, or a nature hike. These activities encourage teamwork, problem-solving, and collaboration while allowing team members to enjoy the great outdoors and bond in a relaxed setting. If you’re not an active bunch, simply taking picnics to a beauty spot is a chance for the team to bond together.
2. Cook-off challenge
Channel the inner chefs within your team by hosting a cook-off challenge. Divide your team into smaller groups and assign each group a unique dish to prepare. Set a time limit and let the creativity flow. This activity promotes collaboration, communication, and friendly competition, all while enjoying a delicious meal together. You could style it on The Great British Bake Off or make it a BBQ challenge.
3. Charity event
We love combining team building with giving back. Give back to the community and strengthen team bonds by organising a charity event. Choose a cause that resonates with your team and plan activities such as fundraising events, volunteering at local charities, or organising a charity walk or run. Not only does this build team spirit, but it helps colleagues feel they are contributing meaningfully to their community.
4. City challenges
Test your team's problem-solving skills and communication at different city challenges. There are loads of companies that do themed escape room style city-wide challenges and quizzes in London. Split the team into smaller groups and have them work together to solve puzzles and find hidden clues to solve the challenge.
5. Old fashioned sports day
Organise a friendly outdoor sports day, such as a mini Olympics or a round-robin tournament. Choose a variety of sports that cater to different skill levels and interests. The non-sporty can referee, point score and cheer others on. This event promotes teamwork, healthy competition, and physical well-being.
By organising these team building activities, PAs can create a positive and collaborative work environment, foster strong relationships, and boost team morale. Remember, team building is not just about having fun; it's about creating lasting connections and enhancing productivity within the workplace. So consider the activities you choose alongside your objectives. The good news is that with London as your playground, there are so many different team building events you can choose.
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