Sometimes getting out of the office is enough to take the stress out of the organization. Some of my favorite events in Florida were simple, natural events that helped everyone get along better. Others, well…
Taking a walk together outside of the office was often the best recipe for getting some better communication going with the teams I have been on. Escaping the location where the problem took place made the problems go away quicker because problems were solved in the absence of people who didn’t need to be involved.
Other times, a company outing for coffee or to a local restaurant for an after-work beverage contributed to getting rid of stress while not even discussing work at all.
One of the worst outings I’ve been on was ones where we all had to engage in activities in the water; I sink like an anchor in water, and I know some of my colleagues have felt the same, so make sure if you choose an adventurous activity that it is one that the entire team can feel comfortable.
What have you done for an enjoyable company outing?