How to Boost Employee Morale in Summer

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The summer is more than half way over already and now's a good time to get in some last minute team and company activities before the summer is over.

It goes without saying that spending time outside the office with fellow co-workers has a positive effect on employees and the company alike, which boosts employee morale and your bottom line.

So without further ado, below we've complied some ideas to help you wrap up the summer on a high note!

Volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to get out of the office and spend some time with co-workers while also doing a good deed! There are so many things that you can do when it comes to volunteering, so it might be best to take a vote or go out and volunteer at something you already support.

Field Trip

Everyone loves a field trip and a chance to get out of the office, especially during summer. Take this time while the weather is still nice to have a company or team outing at a local tourist attraction, or do something outdoorsy.

The options are endless here. From zip lining, canoeing, kayaking and bungee jumping to touristy outings like going on a boat tour, brewery tour, wine tasting...you name it!

Mystery Dinner

Hosting a mystery dinner is a fun way to get your employees out for a night of fun. The thought behind this came from a great team outing post by Hubspot (that also has lot of other fun ideas on team outings).

The part that makes it a mystery dinner is to not let employees know about the place dinner will be held until the afternoon of. The only thing they should know ahead of time is the date and time the dinner will take place.

The neat thing about this event is that you can make this a department or company event. If you're thinking about making it a company event, you can take it a step further by breaking dinners into teams where you break employees off into groups and attend dinner at different places and meet up later on at a restaurant or bar.

Cook Out

You can't go wrong with a summer picnic or company cookout. Company cookouts are probably one of the easiest things you can do and you can host it right outside in your company outdoor area, or even better, host it away from the office at a local park. Make it even better by having your typical cookout games like bag (or balloon) toss, Frisbee and volleyball.

If you're looking for one of the ultimate list of team outing ideas, this summer outings list by Team Bonding that we came across is a great resource.

Start Planning

A lot of planning goes into making a team outing a success, so its important to start thinking and planning now if you want to get some in before the end of the summer. Happy planning!

About the Author:

Rachel is the SEO & Social Media Specialist for OfficeFurniture.com and OfficeChairs.com. When not working you can find her hanging out with her energetic Corgi, Gambit.


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