6 Fun Activities To Engage Employees

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Activities for Office Staff

When I managed a group of employees a handful of years back, my main goal was to keep them happy. I understood that when your staff is happy and engaged, staying on task and delivering good work typically followed. 

Unfortunately, it’s not always this easy and can often be difficult for employees to maintain their enthusiasm and daily focus. That’s where team building activities come into play.

Here are some of my favorite team building activities for the office.

Fun Work Activities for the Office

1. Plan A Virtual Gathering (for those not in the office)

Everyone is busy these days, and sometimes it’s hard to keep up with your colleagues who are spread across the world. 

If you’re looking to connect with your team and get everyone on the same page, holding a virtual meeting with your team is a great way to do it. We do this on a monthly basis and I can say that it makes a big impact on our work relationship – even when we live so far apart.

Whether you choose to do it over Slack, Zoom, Google Hangouts, or Skype, you can use these tools to allow everyone to participate in a virtual meeting from their own computers. 

2. Take A Lunch Time Walk

Nothing gets your employees out of their offices like a quick lunch time stroll around the building. 

Walking around and getting to know your coworkers outside of the office has shown to improve communication, encourage team building, and increase trust across the organization.

It’s also a low stress activity that can help you keep your energy up and stay motivated throughout the day. This is one of my favorite daily activities to partake in with my colleagues, so if you are still in the office or work with your spouse at home, give it a try!

3. Play A Fun Game

Holding a team-building game can be a fun way to get your employees engaged, out of their chairs, and active.

You can use games that have a theme based around your company’s values or choose something that has a more general feel that many of your employees might already know.

A game that gets your employees up and moving is great for team building because it gets them out of their comfort zones and interacting with one another. Don’t make things too uncomfortable though!

4. Hold A Competition

Holding a competition is a great way to get your employees engaged and excited about work.

You can choose a category for the competition based on their particular field of study. For a marketing team, you might set up a competition around who creates the best presentation, best infographic, or best blog post.

You can also choose a more general competition, like who can come up with the best idea for a marketing campaign/pitch.

5. Go On A Food Tour

Going on a food tour is a fun way to engage your entire team. Not only will they get to sample some of your favorite local cuisine (this sounds delicious), they’ll also get to learn a little bit more about your company culture and their colleagues.

Most towns/cities have food truck/bus tours which can be a great way to explore a new city and get your employees together at the same time. 

If driving around the city isn’t your thing, you can also arrange for a food truck to come to your building or bring in different caterers.

6. Head Out To Happy Hour

Holding an impromptu happy hour can be a great way to get your entire team out of the office and interact with one another outside of the normal work environment. 

You can choose a specific theme for the happy hour or simply meet up for a cocktail after work. This is a simple but often effective form of bringing your team together.


Wrapping Up | Fun Work Activities For The Office

We mentioned it before and we will mention it again (because it’s the primary point to all of this), building a strong and motivated team starts with engaging and inspiring your employees. These tactics have worked for us and countless others so they can most definitely work for you.

To recap our favorite work activities:

  • Virtual get together
  • Lunchtime walk
  • Play a game
  • Hold a competition
  • Food tour
  • Happy hour 

There you have it – through choosing the right work (and non work) related activities, you can bring your team closer together and boost their morale, motivation, and overall job satisfaction. So, why not give it a try and have some fun while you’re at it?

Best of luck with your next company outing or office activity!

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Author: Reid is a contributor for theJub. He’s an employment and marketing enthusiast who studied business before taking on various recruiting, management, and marketing roles. More from the author. | Author Profile

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