There are many benefits to corporate team-building activities.
According to Indeed, team building can boost productivity. It can also improve communication between employees. If your team works remotely, these activities provide a low-pressure way for everyone to meet in person.
And if you want to increase employee satisfaction, a day of fun activities in Orlando surely can’t hurt.
Is your company headed to Central Florida for a convention, meeting, or staff retreat? Consider signing everyone up for one of these unique team-building experiences.
Explore Orlando with a Scavenger Hunt
Why a Scavenger Hunt?
It’s always a letdown to travel to a new city and spend the whole time in a conference room.
Make sure your employees get to see Orlando with a fun scavenger hunt. They’ll need to work together and think creatively to solve the clues. Scavenger hunts can also tie into corporate wellness programs. While walking around the city, employees will likely reach their daily step counts without even realizing it.
Scavenger Hunts in Orlando
Let’s Roam offers app-based scavenger hunts that last 60-90 minutes.
These games involve answering riddles and taking photos. Along the way, participants learn fun Orlando trivia. Everyone will get a different role, ensuring that all employees contribute. If your team wants to break for lunch or check out one of Orlando’s unique attractions, you can pause the game.
Let’s Roam’s premade hunts cover downtown Orlando and the Mills 50 neighborhood. There are also options in the suburbs of Winter Park and Mount Dora.
If you’re bringing a team of 10 or more, you can also hire Let’s Roam to customize your scavenger hunt.
Take Teamwork to New Heights at a Ropes Course
Why A Ropes Course?
Ropes courses encourage teams to set goals and work together to achieve them. Finishing a ropes course requires communication, trust, and a willingness to take risks. The experience will also help employees identify their leadership styles and build confidence.
On top of all these perks, exploring nature from 50 feet up is simply fun.
Where to Find an Orlando Ropes Course
Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park takes you through a gorgeous pine forest in Kissimmee, Florida.
There are four courses to complete, each more challenging than the last. Your team will work together to navigate aerial bridges, balance boards, rope swings, and a 425-foot-long zipline.
A trained guide facilitates all activities. With advance notice, your guide can create a customized excursion for you.
If any team members prefer to cheer their colleagues on from the ground, they can watch from Tree Trek’s scenic walking trails.
Give Back with a Day of Volunteering
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a hot topic in the business world.
Studies suggest that CSR is essential for keeping both customers and employees. While you’re in Orlando, have your staff volunteer for a cause that’s important to your company.
Your employees will love the chance to help others while getting to know each other.
Volunteer Opportunities in Orlando
Perhaps your employees could volunteer at a food bank or assemble bicycles for kids.
There are lots of ways to make a difference in Orlando. If your company’s big on the environment, plan a park clean-up or a volunteer day at the Central Florida Zoo. If your company works with a national nonprofit, see if they have a chapter in Orlando.
Hands on Orlando can help you find the perfect team-building volunteer opportunity for your team.
Laugh Together at an Improv Class
Unpredictable and collaborative, improv theater is an entertaining way to bring a team closer.
For improv to work, participants need to go along with, and build upon, their teammates’ ideas. This rule is known as “Yes, and…” and it encourages active listening and open-mindedness.
Improv also improves public speaking skills, and being silly in front of each other is great for building trust.
Where to Do Improv in Orlando
SAK Comedy Lab is a comedy club in downtown Orlando.
The comedy club teaches improv classes and hosts shows with professional comedians. Among SAK Comedy Lab’s alumni is one of the biggest names in improv, Orlando native Wayne Brady. SAK staff also have decades of experience guiding companies through hilarious team-building activities.
Past clients have included the Orlando Magic and Walt Disney World.
Be Chefs for a Day at a Cooking Class
Why Cook Together?
Your team will need to eat eventually — why not take the opportunity to make a meal together?
Cooking involves creativity and a lot of multitasking, both critical skills for your employees. Cooking as a group will also teach your team to delegate tasks and define roles. Otherwise, you might wind up with five people chopping vegetables and nobody on sauce duty.
Learn to Cook with a Beloved Florida Brand
Publix grocery stores are everywhere in Florida, and some offer cooking classes.
The company operates two Aprons Cooking Schools in Central Florida, in Dr. Phillips and Winter Park. These locations offer classes almost every day.
Some focus on a specific food (like fresh pasta) or skill (like knife handling). Others are built around a certain cuisine, like Middle Eastern or Floridian. All result in a tasty, multi-course meal.
You can also reach out to Aprons to create a customized class that emphasizes team-building.
Come Together on the Golf Course
Why Go Golfing?
If you want to make sure your company’s teamwork is up to par, have everyone meet you on the green.
Golfing promotes healthy competition. Seasoned putters can learn to be mentors by coaching first-timers. Treating your employees to a fun game in a beautiful place also helps boost employee morale and motivation.
World-Class Golf in Orlando
If you’re looking for the perfect golf course for your team, look no further than Shingle Creek Golf Club.
Our par 72 championship course was named the area’s best golf course by Golf Orlando Florida in 2021. The golf club is located at Rosen Shingle Creek, a stunning luxury hotel on 255 acres of pristine land. Your employees can also enjoy a scenic nature trail and award-winning restaurants.
As one of Orlando’s top convention hotels, we know how to put on an unforgettable corporate team-building event.
Reach out to learn about our custom golf tournaments, perfect for company bonding. Details like cart plates and announcements will make your employees feel like PGA pros. We also have a golf academy, where your staff can build their skills after undergoing a swing analysis.