- Jessika Noda Ofiyai
5 Unique Activities for Building Relationships in the Workplace
Updated: Mar 8
Building relationships between both colleagues and leadership is an important aspect of creating a workplace culture of belonging and engagement among employees. It’s more important than ever to be conscious of the health and wellbeing of everyone in the workplace.
A study by Harvard Business Review on How Employee Experience Impacts Your Bottom Line found that happy employees have a direct correlation to a company’s bottom line. So naturally, creating an environment where employees feel a sense of belonging, camaraderie, and are happy in their work environment will be good for employee morale and for business.
In the past, many companies held team events and off-sites to get to know colleagues in a more informal setting, but for many, budgets have been tightening up on non-essential expenses. Despite inflation and cost-saving goals, it should still be a high priority for leadership to host activities in a casual setting for employees to get to know each other. We’ve put together our list of unique activities to break the ice at work and build meaningful connections with coworkers:
Intelligent Change Let’s Get Closer Cards
Get to know colleagues and leadership with these thoughtful conversation cards by Intelligent Change.
Designed to have fun and get closer, these easy-to-play conversation card games will help to discover new meaningful ways to connect and get closer. Spark inspiring, entertaining and deep conversations through questions based on the principles of positive psychology and positive language which cultivate meaningful conversations. These cards and packaging are 100% recycled, biodegradable, and FSC certified.
Sculpd Pottery Kit
Perfect for a hands-on workshop with the team, Sculpt Pottery Kit includes all the tools to create everything from a succulent plant pot to vases to trinket holders.
This pottery kit includes a premium air-drying clay that is soft, supple, and easy to manipulate. It’s sourced from the home of British pottery, Stoke-on-Trent. The kit includes an illustrated step-by-step pottery guide which walks through 5 easy to follow hand-building techniques, 2kg of air-dry clay, and all the tools and paint needed to create a beautiful masterpiece.
Cocktail Courier BBQ Old Fashioned Mini Kit
Whether your team is remote, hybrid, or in-office, this BBQ Old Fashioned Mini Kit by Cocktail Courier is sure to be a hit at any team building event.
Flavors of dark berries and complex smoke are offset by a pop of bright citrus. This unique blend of an Old Fashioned will transport your team to a backyard BBQ. This kit includes bourbon (optional), blueberry aigre doux, dehydrated lemon wheels, wood smoking chips, and a recipe card. Cheers!
Saul Good Office Party Throwdown
They say relationships are built at the watercooler. Saul Good’s Office Party Throwdown snack box is sure to attract a few hungry coworkers into conversation.
This shareable selection of gourmet goodies and organic treats includes everything from bean-to-bar organic chocolate to organic sesame snaps to all natural fruit jellies. There’s something for everyone in this hand-selected, curated box of local artisan products.
JIGGY Puzzles Escape The City
Complete all in one sitting, or leave out to slowly put together, JIGGY Puzzles, Escape The City 800 piece puzzle will encourage teamwork in a playful setting.
The image is designed by Claire Prouvost, a French and Dublin based artist, illustrator and muralist. Her colorful, bold, and minimal style is inspired by the cubist art movement. Each JIGGY puzzle comes in a reusable glass jar and includes a tube of puzzle glue, a straight edge tool to spread out the glue. A percentage of every sale goes directly to the female artist behind its design.
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