Businesses of all types have a lot to gain from the scorching summer months. The benefits aren’t only limited to air conditioning and ice cream in the office freezer. A successful business can use summertime as an opportunity to build their team, strike up new relationships with old customers, or even gain new clients by running exciting new promotions that get people talking about their brand. Summer can provide a breath of fresh air for all businesses, regardless of the temperature.
If Your Team is in a Slump
Think outside of the box with team building. Getting everyone together for coffee and donuts for another summertime icebreaker meeting is wonderful, but if you want to know what makes people tick and foster relationships that expand outside the office, bring together employees with common interests.
If your office is full of fitness fanatics; try something a little crazy. This varies by level of fitness and office environment, as all race participants have to register as individuals and not as a team – but Run For Your Lives is a 5K race that enables its participants to run as either hordes of undead zombies shambling toward race participants, or lets you be the bait, stumbling through a grueling obstacle course while being chased by said undead masses. A 5K race isn’t particularly long, so even if you have people saying, “I’m not in shape to do that!” try suggesting they put on their best fake blood and shamble along as a zombie to join in the fun. (I don’t mind admitting I’d have to be a zombie because I’m not a runner!)