It is imperative for any organization to consciously put an effort in building a strong company culture and positive work environment. For every company, employees are their greatest asset. Your team would give you better output and higher efficiency only when its members are motivated and productive. If you want to stand out from your competition, and get nothing but the best from employees at all levels; encourage your team to build a better team spirit by arranging a team building exercise at a corporate outing.
Corporate outings are beneficial for the following reasons:
Corporate outings build a sense of camaraderie amongst employees:
How can one expect their employees to like, know and trust one another if they never had the opportunity to spend quality time together outside the workplace? An occasional office party would not serve the purpose to build and maintain these relationships. People need to be taken out of the office, in a different, more comfortable setting to mingle and ensure a bonding within the team. Corporate outings enhance camaraderie between the employees, thereby fostering a positive team spirit.
It increases communications and enhances connection.
When people spend time with each other and indulge in activities that are different from their daily routine, it opens up communication opportunities. Team activities and healthy competition outside the office space gives them the chance to know their peers and build connection and trust amongst each other.
It leads to opportunities to collaborate.
When members from different teams and departments get together, ideas are exchanged. It gives employees an opportunity to collaborate and work together on future projects with more efficiency and enthusiasm.
Other than the advantages there are certain components that one must keep in mind when planning a corporate outing, like:
Ideally the location should be somewhere away from the city for a day or two to give the team members a change of scene and refreshment. Do some research and book a resort or an activity centre with all the necessary facilities like Wi-Fi, a pool, team-building activities and games, a restaurant with a good choice of cuisines, comfortable accommodation for an overnight stay and more. Also ensure whether the venue has good ratings, and is known for having hosted corporate companies before.
Corporate outings require a bit of planning. It should encourage employees who previously did not get to interact much to connect better. Taking your employees out knowing the various activities that they can participate in can boost their morale and help in team building. An ideal venue for team outing provides a suitable mix of indoor and outdoor team challenges, adventure and problem-solving activities.
Once you have defined the final location for corporate outing, think through the itinerary for each day, what group or subgroup(s) will attend and interact, and what preparation will be required. Ensure that there are adequate no of activities for rest and recreation too. Include meal plans and activities, along with initial to-do checklists. When it comes to the food, figure out the dietary preferences of every team member in advance, and ensure that the venue provides the meals accordingly.
Element of surprise
You can either tell your team members where you are taking them or keep it as a surprise. Team members can be informed to come together at a certain place and time and let the events of the outing unfold with every step. This will keep them curious and excited about what’s coming next!
If you’ve already started to notice some droopy shoulders around the office, your team now needs a bit more pep in their step and it’s the perfect time to plan a team outing.
Located at the foothills of the Sahyadri mountain range in Maharashtra, Della Resorts and Adventure Park in Lonavala is barely two hours away from Mumbai and an hour away from Pune. Della Resorts is based close to the cities and offer a plethora of activities for varied tastes and likes, though this is just one of the many reasons why the Resort is ideal for your next corporate outing.
Activity based events builds team spirit among employees and are also very effective in boosting employee morale. Della Adventure Park is India’s only extreme adventure location with more than 70 plus high octane activities designed to get your adrenaline pumping.
Whether it’s a senior management conference or a function, the combination of stunning architecture, world class facilities and unmatched hospitality at Della Resorts and Adventure Park makes it an ideal corporate destination. With a multitude of indoor and outdoor venues, the resort spoils guests with choice and can provide customized itinerary as per the company’s requirements. The venue also boasts of 5 lavish restaurants, which always ensure a delectable culinary experience will never be a concern; and a suave night club, where guests can let their hair down, groove to the latest tunes and have an evening to remember. This is primarily the reason why many reputed corporations such as Infosys, Deloitte, Vodafone, etc. have trusted Della Resorts and Adventure Park, and have repeatedly organized their annual conferences and events at the property.
Corporate outings are one of the best ways to foster great working relationships. They also motivate employees to work more efficiently and gives them a sense of belonging towards the company. A strong team will deliver excellent results in the long run and team outings aim to do just that.