As we are in the midst of the holiday season, it is a perfect time to get together with your co-workers to bond and improve the morale and relationships at your company or non-profit. The holiday season is a great time to connect as it is a time for everyone to reflect on the hard work and achievements they had during the year. It also provides an opportunity to get closer and recharge with better relationship as you enter the new year. Bonding activities during the holidays can take many forms. Here are some activities you can do with your team and co-workers this holiday season to connect with one and other:
Host a holiday party
A holiday party is an easy and effective way to celebrate with your team and have an opportunity to gather without work being the main topic. Having a holiday party gives you the chance to both celebrate the holiday season and get to catch up with others at your company or non-profit.
Plan a company retreat
The holidays are also the perfect time to plan a getaway with your co-workers. A two- or three-day retreat is the perfect opportunity to get away and grow closer as a team. Retreats offer the chance to both catch up and socialize but also engage in activities that improves the group’s relationships and connections. The Meadowlands is in a perfect area to do a short retreat as it is in driving distance to Pennsylvania, Delaware, Upstate New York and New England.
Attend an escape room
Escape Rooms are one of the easiest, least time consuming and effective for team building. Escape rooms are an effective bonding experience as there is no pressure or presence of work. Instead, it is a way to connect as a team and improve your communication skills. Escape rooms provide a fun outing in addition to being a good collaborative exercise as it aids in improving the relationships and communication within your team.
Have your team volunteer for generous causes
Volunteering is another noteworthy bonding activity as not only are you growing as a team, but you are also giving back to those who are less fortunate. Volunteering allows your company to give back to the community that it serves or is located in. It also provides the chance for employees to do a good deed together. Volunteering is an especially good bonding activity to do during the holiday season since it is a time to spread kindness and assist those who are in need of help.
Classes and lessons are another possibility for a corporate bonding. Some classes your company or team can participate in, include but are not limited to, painting classes, pottery classes or cooking classes. Classes are a great activity as everyone gets to learn a new skill and come out of it with something of their own creation that they made aside their co-workers. Classes give you the ability to socialize and learn something new with each other.
Plan to attend entertainment events
Attending an entertainment event like a sporting event, concert or play is a great way to take work off the minds of your team and have the ability to enjoy an event and catch-up with your co-workers. It is a great opportunity to celebrate accomplishments made at work or show your team, co-workers, and employees your appreciation for them. The holiday season is the perfect time to see a basketball or hockey game. It is also a great time to go to New York City to see a Broadway play. If you want to bring your team to an entertainment event, the options are limitless during the holiday season, especially in the Tri-State area.
The holiday season is the perfect time to get together with your team and co-workers to bond, catch-up, and celebrate the success you’ve had this year. An outing during the holiday season with your co-workers is an opportunity to improve communication in the company, decompress from work, and recharge heading into a successful new year.