2023 is the year to innovate! With the new generation of collaboration, technology, and entertainment options that surfaced during the pandemic, corporate team building events can be taken to the next level.
To get the most out of your event, you need to select a unique, creative, and entertaining corporate event activity that will get your employees excited and engaged.
To help, we’ve compiled a list of 10 unique corporate event ideas that will give your event not only an extra sparkle, but will capture attention and create positive experiences.
1. Escape room challenges
Escape games are an increasingly popular way of building team morale and camaraderie. They're unique, challenging, and creative experiences that can be used to bring teams together and improve communication and problem-solving skills. Escape room-style games also provide an environment for people to work together and explore their own individual strengths and weaknesses.
With various themes, such as hotel espionage and case cracking, this interactive experience is perfect for any type of corporate event, including virtual and in-person events.
Check out our high energy crime investigation challenge that is full of problem-solving drama.
2. Scavenger hunts
Scavenger hunts can be a great way to bring your team together and build stronger relationships through collaborative problem solving and having fun together. And because of their simple design the game can be tailored to any size, age or location.
Best of all, scavenger hunts can be organized in person or virtually with teams in any location worldwide.
Teambonders offers several fast-paced race adventure games for corporate teams.
Trivia can be an incredibly effective way to build team morale and foster collaboration in the workplace. This popular team-building event encourages employees to learn more about each other, as well as their industry, in a relaxed and fun environment. Not to mention, trivia nights are all the rage these days.
From virtual quizzes to in-person game shows, there are many ways you can combine trivia and team building for an incredible corporate event.
Teambonders classic games shows evoke nostalgic fun and allow you to customize trivia questions to fit your company culture.
4. Cooking challenge
Cooking challenges are a great way to bring groups together and build team spirit. They can help people connect on a personal level, build relationships, and foster a sense of shared ownership of a project’s success. And of course you get to enjoy a tasty treat!
There are many different ways to set up a team cooking competition with challenges including anything from entrees to desserts and pastries. In person, teams can compete to make the best dish or you can have virtual team members learn to cook together from the comfort of their own kitchens.
We serve up several food activities for corporate events that your attendees will eat up! Check them out!
Bingo is an excellent tool for team building. It is an interactive game with lots of player interaction that encourages active listening, multi-tasking, and communication skills, which are all essential components of strong teams.
Plus, bingo is a classic game that everyone loves, and you can easily customize it to fit your event. Bingo is perfect for virtual meetings and other events, as long as you have the right online bingo platform.
6. Casino night
Take your corporate event to the next level with a casino night. Casino nights are a great way to bring coworkers together, build relationships, and increase employee morale, all while enjoying a fun, stress-free atmosphere. Plus, casino night activities can be easily adapted for both virtual and in-person events.
7. Charitable events
A great way to bond as a team and have a positive impact on the community is to work together to donate to charity. You can choose to make donations to a charity of your choice, plan a volunteer event or work together to build toys, bikes and wheelchairs for those in need.
Charitable events are a great way to bring people together and build camaraderie, all while giving back to the community.
View our charitable programs that are perfect for stand-alone corporate responsibility programs or as an add-on to other team meetings.
8. Paint night
Paint nights are a great way for teams to bond, while expressing their creativity. Participants can learn new techniques and styles, while working together to create a unique masterpiece.
To make your painting event more challenging, have groups brainstorm an overall concept and artistic plan. Once chosen, participants draw and paint to make a collaborative art collection.
Like many other events on this list, painting events can be done with virtual, in-person or hybrid teams.
Learn more about Teambonders artistic entertainment activity - Paint Like Picasso!
9. Learn something new
Corporate events are an ideal time for fun and learning. A great way to engage teams is to have them learn something new. While you might be inclined to choose a corporate workshop on the topic of your choice, thinking outside of the box can be a better choice.
That’s because learning a fun activity, such as painting, cooking or even mixology, can be more engaging than a more formal lesson, while still teaching core team building values. That means your team will not only learn new skills, they will have more fun doing it so that what they learn is more likely to stick.
Here's a selection of Teambonders motivational programs...
Focusing on personal wellness at your corporate events makes good business sense. Having employees engage in activities that can improve their well-being can help reduce stress, increase productivity, and strengthen your team's bond.
Whether you hold in-person or virtual events, there are a variety of activities that can be included in a wellness program. Examples include yoga, learning to make healthy smoothies, playing an instrument and more.
Bringing these unique corporate event options to your next event in 2023 will bring your event to the next level. Whether you choose one of the options above, or mix and match, you’ll be sure to have an event that is fun, memorable and effective.
Interested in hosting a teambuilding event this year? Teambonders is here to help. Get in touch with our skilled and experienced team today to learn how we can help you set up the perfect event.