When the employees of your organization connect with their fellow colleagues, it not only creates a cohesiveness to the team but also helps to strengthen your company as a whole. With that being said, the summertime is the perfect time to have an Orlando team building exercise, and now is when you need to start planning. So, here we go!
Know Who Your Employees Are
Is your office comprised of mostly male or female employees? Do you know what they like to do outside of the office, and if so, is there a common thread? Would employees prefer a weekend-long retreat, or do you think they are the more “have fun on a Saturday” type of people? By asking yourself who your employees are and what they like to do, you can get a better idea of what type of Orlando team building exercise to host.
Now it is Time to Decide
It is important to keep in mind that you want to have something fun for them to do, not just have a team building activity just to have it. You need to create an event in which everyone is actively involved AND having fun, so here are some great idea that can do just that this summer:
- Volunteer: If there is a particular charity your company supports, then why not have your team give them a hand? By everyone serving at a soup kitchen or some other needs-based organization, a sense of camaraderie is built, and giving back is good for the soul.
- A Picnic or Barbecue: You need to think out of the box here, and not just have the usual hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. Why not have your event catered so that your employees can relax and have fun and not slave over the food preparations? Offer some fun activities such as a water balloon toss, tug-a-war, or a water gun fight.
- Water Play: We are lucky to live in Florida because of all the water we get to play on. Why not have your employees kayak or canoe together? Or just head to New Smyrna Beach for a picnic lunch and sand volleyball during the day, and a firepit with marshmallows when the sun goes down.