No employee likes to be cooped up in the boring office all day. But that’s the fate for many American workers. 45% of workers in the US are bored in their jobs. A boring day job becomes mundane and can be a serious productivity killer.
To avoid the banal desk job existence, many employers create office games and activities. Unfortunately, many of these activities are cheesy and your workers likely hate them.
How do you find an engaging way to entertain your employees while not looking like a dork? Here are 5 indoor team building activities your employees (hopefully) won’t hate.
The Best Indoor Team Building Activities
From bar crawling to lip syncing, there are ways your team can bond and make the office a little more fun. Here are some activities for you to try.
1. Lip Syncing Contest
Lip syncing battles are seriously in right now. We’re sure not every member of your team can sing — but anyone can play the part!
Host a lip-syncing competition regularly and see who wins. Offer fun prizes to the winner such as gift cards or a work-from-home day.
Similar ideas include a Guitar Hero/Rock Band playoff or an air guitar battle.
2. Escape Room
If you’re looking for ideas to have fun with your staff, look no further than an escape room. Escape rooms are booming in popularity because they’re unique, sharpen your problem-solving skills, and boost your collaboration skills.
There are several types of escape rooms you can choose from. There are escape rooms based in history, labyrinth and maze escape rooms, and even creepy horror-themed escape rooms.
3. Visit a Museum
If you’re still looking for staff outing ideas and the escape room sounds too intense, host a museum night. You and your staff will get some education in and will get to bond over art, history, and anything else the museum holds.
Change your museum nights up — don’t visit the same type of museum. You can also let your staff members choose which museums to visit.
4. Host a Bar Crawl
If you don’t mind bonding with rowdy team members, then host a bar crawl. The casual bar, pub or brewery space helps your teammates bond and relax without the stress of the office interfering.
Bar crawls aren’t all fun and games (and drinks). Challenge your employees and sharpen their minds by giving clues or riddles that lead them to the next bear.
They will have to collaborate and use their cognitive and directional skills to find the bars.
5. Trivia Night
Who doesn’t love a trivia night? If you’re looking for a way to have fun in the office, trivia is a great way to amp up the competition while getting the brain working.
Ask your staff to form teams and separate your game into rounds. Start with some easy and basic questions. Whoever dominates will move on to the next round where the game gets harder.
Make your trivia night even more fun by modeling your trivia game off famous games like Jeopardy.
Lead Your Team to Greatness While Having Fun
Will you give these indoor team building activities a chance? They will help lead your team to greatness. Read more about successful teams here.