The days are longer, sunnier and warmer, meaning it’s safe to say that summertime has arrived. We all know it can be difficult to focus and stay motivated when the sun is shining, so PC’s Account Coordinator, Andrea, has created a guide for some perfect summertime teambuilding ideas. They’ll help keep your employees motivated, stress free and most importantly, offer the chance to get to know one another outside of the office.

  1. Summer picnic: Take the office and their families or significant others along for a fun picnic or cookout, perhaps on a Friday or weekend afternoon. Don’t forget to include some outdoor games – such as corn hole – to keep the picnic flowing.
  2. Scavenger Hunt: Create your own, or contact one of many companies available to take care of setting one up. Scavenger hunts are a fun way to work as a team, communicate with one another, and spend time outside.
  3. Tournament: This is a fun way to get people moving throughout the day. Set up different stations with games such as corn hole, ladder golf and a few other outdoor-oriented activities. Split the office into several teams of two, and throughout the day teams can be instructed to go outside and play a game. Keep track of the results, and the last two standing teams can battle head-to-head with the rest of the office cheering them on. The winners can win a gift basket of some sort – feel free to get creative here!
  4. Sporting Activity: Activities such as bowling and miniature golf are becoming increasingly popular outings for companies to host their teambuilding events. Many of these facilities offer great food, full-service bars, upscale facilities and a competitive feel, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.
  5. Baseball game: A ball game is always a great idea for a teambuilding event. Coming from someone who worked in the baseball industry selling group outings, I can assure you that you can’t go wrong. Every ballpark has areas available to rent out for a more personal and intimate outing for your employees, with food options available. Depending on the size of your company, you’ll have the option to secure a suite, party deck, or other group area for your group.

What are some of your favorite ways to implement teambuilding opportunities? Let us know!