In any organisation, morale plays an integral part in ensuring that your team are efficient, productive and happy in the workplace.
One of the best ways of raising morale is to take your team on an away day, which not only helps with morale but is also a great way to improve interpersonal relations and team-building. Additionally, it is also a smart way at getting to know the skills of your staff and employees in a different environment, helping you to uncover hidden talents and leaders for your business.
Taking a break from the office and its natural surroundings is also an effective weapon in reenergising employees who may be feeling rundown or underappreciated, so what are the best away day suggestions that your team will appreciate?
An increasingly popular team-building activity at the present is the escape from the room puzzles that are springing up across the country.
If you are looking for an entertaining and challenging game that tests your employee’s logic and teamwork, then this could be the choice for you. Providing a breath of fresh air from conventional networking events, it is a great way to spend an afternoon running around pretending you are a contestant on Crystal Maze.
If escaping from a room isn’t extreme enough for your work awayday, then contemplate being part of a zombie apocalypse puzzle. If you have already escaped from a room in a previous exercise, then why not add zombies into the mix to make it even more exhilarating?
Although sometimes overlooked by certain businesses as not being exciting enough, orienteering is a great way to challenge and engage your staff.
Traditionally approached with a compass and map, orienteering doesn’t necessarily have to stop there, as it can be as creative and exciting as your imagination. Throw in some fun side games on the way to completing the tasks, and it can be a top choice for an awayday.
Paintballing is one of the leading ideas for work away days, and with good cause. One of the best reasons to take your team paintballing, along with it being huge amounts of fun, is that it forces employees and staff to work together as a team.
Unless they fancy being covered in paint, each team will need to work closely to plan for the various events and missions of a paintball game. Another advantage of paintball is that the teams can be chopped and changed throughout the day if preferred, ensuring that each employee is able to have exposure working with everyone.
Requiring a sizeable degree of teamwork and planning, paintball is also a superb indicator at who are prospective leaders, as this will naturally bring them out. Rather than have your staff take unpredictable and potentially unreliable personality checks, throw them into a paintball team and see how they get on.
These are only a short number of away day suggestions with many other options also out there, but this should hopefully get the ball rolling on your next work away day plan.