It’s no secret that group outings are good for teams. They encourage bonding, reduce stress, and let people get to know their teammates on a deeper level. The right fun group activities in Dallas will take your people out of the office in order to deliver benefits that help them in the office. (Although group outings are not the same as team building events.)
So how do you choose the activity that will resonate? While keeping your company culture and your group’s personalities in mind, skim over these possibilities for ideas that will build memories and camaraderie at the same time.
If you have an office full of Millennials, a church group, or a school group, this is one activity that is sure to get everyone excited. Encourage people in your office to team up with those they don’t work with often, or divide your youth group into teams that break up cliques. The friendly competition will help strengthen bonds between group members who normally don’t interact.
2. Scavenger Hunt
Another type of fun group outing, a scavenger hunt can encourage leadership, strategy, and teamwork. Pick a neighborhood of your city or set the boundaries within a local park and encourage members of each small team to take pictures of their findings as they go. Show them off through a slideshow when the whole group meets back up.
If you have a very extroverted group, either set up a karaoke machine in your school or church facility or take your office out to a karaoke bar. This can give your team members a chance to come out of their shell, especially if you encourage group performances. But for a more introverted group other activities might be a better fit.
4. Go Kart Racing
This is another idea with wide appeal. Nothing gets adrenaline going like racing around a go kart track, and it’s sure to set the stage for friendly competition. As long as everyone understands the safety guidelines, this is a fun group activity that will make unique memories. We are really partial to our version using Drift Tricycles!
Simply put, if you’re not sure which activity to pick, you can’t go wrong with a couple rounds of bowling. This is another opportunity to encourage departments to intermingle or break up cliques in your youth group when creating teams. Finish off the evening with a few silly prizes for categories like highest score, lowest score, most gutter balls, or most team spirit.
6. GDX Group Outings
For an experience that’s specifically designed for bonding, Group Dynamix’s group outings provide a casual, fun environment for adult or youth groups. Through activities like Archery Tag, Minute to Win It, or Team Olympix your team will experience truly unique activities that encourage collaboration, strategy, teamwork, and of course, fun!
If you’re interested in having us help tease out the details, we can also customize a team building or private event just for your group. We travel anywhere within the US, and here are two videos showing small samples of the hundreds of activities we use to make teams work together better… Let us know if you’d like to book a program!
We also offer many free resources you can utilize today!
Check out our Resources Page, Take our Team Assessment, dig deep into your assessment results with our companion document: Boosting Team Performance at Every Stage, or possibly attend the next available Games We Play Workshop!
Group Dynamix also offers plenty of events and activities that can be done anywhere in the U.S. to help connect and grow your team’s abilities and effectiveness (the two are not synonymous).
Ready to get your team more cohesive, motivated, and engaged? Learn more about booking your team building event by filling out a short form online or calling 972-416-9646 today!
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