7 Unique Team Building Activities
Team building is great for promoting bonding, communication, and creativity among employees. The best team building event will leave your team with new office inside jokes and long-lasting memories. But, to make sure everyone has a good time, you need to choose an exciting activity that will be to everyone’s liking. To get the ball rolling, here are 7 unique team building activities for you to consider.
By challenging your employees to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles together, escape rooms promote teamwork. On top of that, they make for a unique and fun team building activity.
The gist of it is—your team needs to piece together clues in a tight time frame. You can split your employees into opposing teams just to spice things up a bit. The winning team gets a trophy!
Most escape rooms usually have a theme. For instance, the Inferno Escape Room in Phoenix has one that is styled after the Hangover movie. The participants have to retrace their steps after a wild night of partying.
There’s also the Crypt in Phoenix, an Escape room that ties local folklore into mesmerizing messages, strange symbols, and cryptic puzzles.
Cooking with Joni
Joni is a European-trained chef who offers a hands-on workshop. Joni will be happy to teach your employees how to make mouth-watering dishes from European and Asian cuisines.
You can host the workshop at your venue or go to Joni’s facility in Scottsdale. Her private lessons are great for small teams who are up for learning a few new recipes.
Bump and Roll
Kids always know how to have a good time. If you want to help each member of your team bring out their inner child, take them to Bump and Roll in Gilbert.
It’s a place where you can literally bounce off walls, play the biggest game of pool you’ve seen in your life, and knockdown giant bowling pins with a “human hamster ball.” And you get to be the hamster.
The wackiness of Bump and Roll allows you to build team spirit in an incredibly fun way. The best part: you can rent the whole place for a team-building event.
Golf may not be the first thing to come to mind when you think of team building, but perhaps it’s time to change that. Arizona has some of the most famous golf resorts in the world, so why not take advantage of that? It may require a bit more planning, but chartering a coach or trolley will make logistics much easier.
If you want to go with something less familiar, you can try Mini Golf Fore Good. It’s a charitable DIY take on the sport.
To play Mini Golf Fore Good, your team will need to create their own courses using cans and boxes of food. Building wacky courses together can be even more fun than playing the game. And, at the end of the day, your team will donate the canned and boxed foods “fore” a food bank of their choice.
If you’re tired of conventional team building activities such as bar hopping and bowling, ax throwing may be the right way to break the monotony. It’s also a great way to blow off some steam after a stressful week at work.
Ax throwing is a sport in which your employees can test out their ax-wielding skills, after a safety lesson and a demo, of course.
Splitting Timber and LumberJaxes are both great ax-throwing facilities in Arizona you can rent for corporate events. You can even hire LumberJaxes’ team to bring their targets to you.
A team-building event can be a great occasion to let your employees unleash their creativity. A paint and sip party at the Brush Bar in Scottsdale allows them to do just that.
Aside from standard painting lessons (plus a bit of wine), your employees can take part in more unconventional activities such as the Painting Musical Chairs.
Your team can also get creative at Pinspiration, a one-of-a-kind crafting studio in Phoenix. In the Main Studio, employees get to create their own custom home decor, quote signs, mugs, and many more crafts.
Everyone gets to show off their creative side. Employees can even share ideas and collaborate with each other.
In the Splatter Room, employees can dress head-to-toe in shower caps, booties, goggles, coveralls, and fling paint onto canvases to create their own quirky, abstract art. It’s a unique, immersive experience.
Simply Smashing Rage Room
If ax-throwing doesn’t cut it, there are a few other ways you can both let off some steam and have a great time at a team-building event.
At the Simply Smashing Rage Room, you all get to let out your frustrations on the most despised office equipment—including keyboards, monitors, and printers.
To make your rampage safe and more fun, the SSRR team will suit you up in safety gear and hand you a few baseball bats and golf clubs. If you’re up for a debriefing session afterward, you can rent out their party room.