Encouraging your employees to participate in team building activities raises your corporate and brand profile, engages and develops colleagues in creative ways, and prepares your company for leadership positions within your organization and the community. Here are four ways your employees can participate in team building this summer.
Get your team to volunteer together at an outdoor event. Music lovers will enjoy the Telluride Bluegrass Festival or Denver Underground Music Showcase. Rodeo fans will want to take part in the Greeley Stampede or Hot Air Balloon Rodeo in Steamboat Springs. Performing arts fans will love the Vail International Dance Festival. Cycling enthusiasts will like helping with or participating in Ride the Rockies, the Leadville 100 or the Bicycle Tour of Colorado . Foodies will enjoy A Taste of Colorado in Denver or the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. All these places offer opportunities for your team to serve others.
Colorado offers a wide range of outdoor sports for your team members to participate in. Backpack in the Weminuche Wilderness and spend a weekend camping by the Animas River. Explore Rocky Mountain National Park. Bike up Mount Evans. Go whitewater rafting or kayaking in Glenwood Canyon. Explore Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Fish the Gold Medal waters of the Frying Pan River. Look for bald eagles nesting at Pueblo Lake State Park. Tee off on a mountain golf course. Jet ski or water ski across a lake. Paraglide over the Front Range foothills. Zip line across a canyon. Discover how to rope cattle and horseback ride on a dude ranch. Your choices appear limitless.
Companies such as CBST Adventures provide corporate team building opportunities. Their Gift of Giving GPS Quest requires teams to navigate areas with GPS units and cameras to solve riddles, puzzles, and trivia so they arrive at key points. Reaching their destinations earns team goods such as new backpacks loaded with supplies for underserved students, camping gear for kids at post-cancer summer camp, food and personal hygiene supplies for a homeless shelter, or other items teammates choose to donate to charity. The Community Gardens activity allows colleagues to create garden boxes, install watering lines, plant saplings, and more to provide food for local organizations. Playground Overhaul provides the opportunity to make a green space into a safe place for kids to play and have fun. A variety of other programs are available as well.
Wine and beer tasting is are fun activities outside work. The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Telluride Wine Festival, or Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival are fine choices. There’s also the Breckenridge Wine Festival, Steamboat Wine Festival, or Colorado Mountain Winefest in Palisade. Don’t forget the Colorado Brewers’ Festival in Fort Collins or Colorado Pork and Hops Challenge in Grand Junction. Colleagues become more social when responsibly sipping adult beverages and having fun.
Utilize these team-building ideas for your next corporate activity. Obtain additional suggestions for building cohesive teams by reaching out to the friendly professionals at Trimble and Associates today!