The COVID-19 pandemic totally changed how we work. For many, working from home was a dream come true, but for others it was torture. Many people love going into the office every day, holding meetings, sharing a coffee break, water cooler chat, and just having a place to go that is not just from the bedroom to the living room.
Socializing and bonding is important for teams to function
Companies realized early on that they needed to find a way for teams to bond and have some fun, and so the dreaded zoom team bonding experience was born. Yes, online activities allow your team to bond, but it just isn’t the same as being together in the same space. Let’s be honest, after a week of online meetings and endless hours working from home, the last thing anyone wants come Friday evening is more screen time.
Food tours: corona-proof playtime
Two years later and people can finally return to the office. Things are getting back to some kind of normality, but it is a big adjustment for many people. Hosting off-site team-building events is an excellent way to get people back into the groove. Food tours are a great way to get people interacting with each other. After almost 2 years of zoom social interactions with colleagues, getting out and experiencing something new is a welcome breath of fresh air for many people. It also ensures that people who are still slightly nervous can have some playtime in a corona-proof way. What is a better bonding experience than walking, talking, and enjoying shared laughter and local food and drinks?
While you might know that your team is doing a great job, do they know it? With everything that has gone on, your team members might feel their efforts went unnoticed or unappreciated.