Say hello to International Networking Week. At The Department, we love seeing our members networking and collaborating with other businesses.
With so many people and teams working remotely these days, it’s more important than ever to network within your own team as well. Whether you want your team to actually get to know each other outside of spreadsheets and Slack, or you’re celebrating a big accomplishment, team building activities are perfect for boosting morale.
Of course you can try to build a positive work culture through weekly meetings; but you know what’s better than just talking about it? Actually doing something fun and engaging with your team! Skip the PowerPoint on how to build a strong team, and turn those words into actions.
Here are a few team building ideas in the Phoenix area.
Race through Phoenix
Find out how well your team knows Arizona with cityHUNTS’s scavenger hunts. They offer organized scavenger hunts and team building challenges throughout the Phoenix area. From Camelback mountain to downtown Phoenix, they have an event that will fit your team’s needs.
Take a Tour
If you’re looking for a less competitive tour through Phoenix with your team, check out Phoenix Rising Tours. They offer coffee, art, and historic tours through our awesome downtown. Phoenix native? No problem–you’ll be surprised how much you learn!
Escape a Submarine
You’ve probably heard about escape rooms, but how cool would it be to have the escape room come to you? AZ Mobile Escape is an escape room on wheels. To save time, they offer 15, 30, and 60-minute escape times for corporate events. This specific room is set back in WWII in a sinking US submarine. Can you escape in time?
Crafting can be a great stress reliever, and provide some fun, leisurely conversations for your team. From macrame plant holders to wall-mounted bottle openers, Craft Nights and the Hippie Hobby will come to you with a craft the whole team will love.
If you’d rather go to a studio to get crafty, Pinspiration Phoenix provides many projects for your team to choose from. They even have a splatter room! Just throw paint onto the wall (and your friends) and enjoy a splatter canvas to take home.
Float Down a River
After staring at computer screens all day, it is nice to get outside. South by Southwest Adventures offers team building tours down rivers and canyons. They will plan all of the logistics and keep your team safe. All you have to do is show up and be ready to kayak down the beautiful rivers of Arizona.
Throw Sharp Objects
Maybe your team needs to let off some steam after a stressful month. How about some axe throwing? (At a target of course!) With a dedicated axe throwing coach and a tournament with your co-workers, it’s bound to be a good time.
Have a Unique Dinner
Do you just want to treat your employees to a nice dinner? How about a beautiful dinner next to Superstition Mountain? Cloth and Flame is not your typical corporate event planner; they will create a dining experience that your team will never forget! Check out some of their incredible venues on their website, and watch our interview with them here.
Gather Your Team
If you’re looking for a space to meet up with all of your remote workers in a great location, we’d be happy to host you here at The Department. Our modern workspace with unique meeting rooms in the heart of downtown Phoenix is an ideal place to meet up for team offsites and company events. Book a conference room during the day—or rent out the entire 16,000 sf space on evenings and weekends.
Click here to learn more about The Department and to book it for your next team building event!