6 Team-Building Activities That Are Perfect For Winter

Posted on: December 17th, 2018


Bonding with your coworkers is a crucial part of your work experience. After all, we mostly remember a job by the people we worked with. You spend a good portion of your time with your team, so having a good relationship with them is essential.

Although the daily operations of a business take priority, making time for team-building activities is important for keeping morale high and ensuring long-term success. Companies with limited resources may not make the investment in them at all, but they will pay off in employee engagement, team loyalty and productivity. As such, they are absolutely worth the investment—especially during the cold winter months.

After the holidays, you might experience what is known as the winter slump—a cold-induced lack of motivation or loss of interest in things. This is when it’s especially important to have high team morale, to make it through this form of seasonal depression. While we’re all more likely to go out in the summer (blame the inviting warm weather), there are just as many fun activities to do in the winter. If you’re on the hunt for creative new ways to  bond with your coworkers/team in the winter, these are just a few ideas:

a. Team up for a trivia night

Up for some healthy competition? Sign up for a trivia night! Find your coworkers’s common interests (whether it be history or science) and pick the game accordingly. It’s not only a fun way to test each other’s knowledge, but it’ll also call on your teamwork skills to take home some great prizes!

b. Slow down with a meditation class

Long day at the office? How about a meditation class to slow down, decompress and refocus? Find a local studio for the perfect afterwork stress-reliever! You will all come out refreshed, stress-free and balanced, and this will set the tone for the rest of the week!

c. Unleash your creativity with a hands-on class

Need a creative boost? Try a pottery or photography class—something new and out of your comfort zone to reignite that spark in your team. You’ll be glad you tried it, and even if it doesn’t directly apply to each person’s role, the overall creative effect will pay off in new ideas to level up at work.

d. Exercise, laugh hard and sing your heart out

Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Sweat it out at a workout class, sing it out at karaoke or laugh it away at a standup comedy show! Whichever choice you go for, you’ll make some new memories and have some fun stories to tell on Monday!