Hybrid work has changed the way we connect to our colleagues. Gone are the days of weekly Friday hang-outs and serendipitous water cooler run-ins. Today’s teams are flexible and connected, in or out of the office.
Team building is still an important resource for your team, as social cohesion can lower levels of attrition and burnout. When your team feels connected, they are more engaged and will work harder together.
That’s why we’ve curated our favorite team building activities for teams to connect, share, and bond. Check them out below! If you have a new rec to add, send us a note at email@example.com.
Cultiveit’s Curated Team Building Recs
From goat yoga to museum visits and even mushroom foraging, take a look at our favorite team building recommendations! Use these for your next regional meeting or IRL retreat.
Diving Deeper into Team Building
Creating a memorable team building experience comes down to a few factors (which overlap quite a bit with High Quality Time-Off!). Research from Stanford University shows that that experiences should 1) create shared meaning, 2) involve sensory inputs, and 3) build pride. Our recommendations here focus in on optimizing for these.
We recommend that remote teams focus on quality vs. quantity of team building. Our research with individual contributors shows that they are tired of virtual events. Instead, save your budget for an annual offsite where your team can get together in-person to build relationships. You can also get creative. Have your team connect to colleagues in the same region that may not necessarily be on your team. Host remote team building experiences whereby your team all completes the same activity at the same time (like a walk or local museum visit) in their own communities. Encourage folks to share pictures after!
We’d love to know your rec! Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the name, location, and website.
At Wrike, employees are based all over the world. That’s why when one of Wrike’s employee resource groups wanted to plan a team building event, they came to Cultiveit. They used our team building support to plan a one day event whereby hundreds of employees received a budget and a few options for where they’d like to go for their day of High Quality Time-Off. Cultiveit curated a list of options, supported with reflection activities, and completed all logistics for Wrike’s group. They shared photos and reflections in Slack, and reported increased levels of social cohesion and community.
We help teams build informal relationships that transcend work. Let us know the number of team members, your budget, and the location(s) of your gathering. We’ll select a menu of three team building options for you to select, and will complete all of the bookings and logistics for you. We’ll also create a customizable reflection plan to create rich conversation and deepen relationships. Email email@example.com to get started or schedule a call with us.
Yes! We’d love to support you during your next retreat, team building event, or all-hands. We host custom workshops, or partner with local vendors to bring you an incredible experience that will wow your team. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started or schedule a call with us.
Want to chat 1:1 about team building? Schedule a call with our team here!