Many industries experienced the disruption of their usual office routines during the pandemic. As employees slowly start to make their way back from working from home, team building will be an important part of the return to normalcy. Getting your team outside and working together in creative ways may be just what your employees need to have a little fun and strengthen their bonds. Here are some ideas to keep in mind when planning your next team retreat!
Get in the Swing of Things
Stepping outside for some physical activity could be just the thing that your team needs to strengthen bonds and think creatively. A round on Leatherstocking Golf Course, one of the most scenic courses in the Northeast, offers challenges for both novices and experienced players. Be sure to form teams with players of varying skill levels, and let the fun begin!
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
For a literal take on the expression "get your team rowing in the same direction," get everyone out on the water for some kayaking, canoeing, or paddle boarding. The pristine waters of Lake Otsego provide the perfect backdrop for a day of fun in the sun, as well as a chance for your team to work together in a completely different way. Set up a mini competition, or simply let your employees enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds them.
Give it a Shot
Get the adrenaline pumping and the competitive juices flowing with some time on the tennis court! Have your employees pair up in teams for a mini tournament to strengthen their communication and strategic thinking skills. The end result? A few hours of fun and hopefully some bonding that will pay dividends when your team returns to their desks.
Cheers to the Team
While you explore the many outside activities that The Otesaga has to offer, don't forget to schedule some downtime for everyone to unwind. The Fire Bar at The Otesaga is the perfect spot for your team's happy hour, offering the ideal vantage point to take in the stunning lake views. Let your team relax, unwind, and sip their favorite drinks as they watch a memorable Lake Otsego sunset.
Getting your team outside for some bonding is crucial after more than a year of communicating in virtual meetings. Swimming, paddling, and hitting the links and the tennis court are just a few ways to let your employees shake off some of the rust from all of the months spent indoors. Of course, summer is the perfect time to experience the many outdoor activities that The Otesaga has to offer. Watch the video below and listen as an idyllic summer day unfolds on the grounds of our lakeside resort. Contact our sales team today to find out how The Otesaga can help with your next team retreat!