Four Fun & Useful Trip Ideas for Employees

by Alli

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Are you the boss or a burned out employee?  Promote teamwork with these Four Fun & Useful Trip Ideas for Employees.

While some people think that business outings are a waste of time and that companies would make more forcing employees to spend the day working, outings have a number of benefits. Those outings allow workers to stretch their legs and get out of the office for a while to prevent burning out. Workers also view those trips as a reward for the hard work they did. Many companies find that the right trips can foster a sense of community, build teamwork and help employees in other ways. You’ll discover those benefits for yourself when you choose the right trip ideas for your workers.

Trip Ideas for Employees

Four Fun & Useful Trip Ideas for Employees

Scavenger Hunt

One of the easiest and most affordable outings for your whole office is a simple scavenger hunt. Divide workers into several small teams, give them a list of things to find around the city and reward the first team who makes it back with a completed list. A photo scavenger hunt is another fun idea. You give the teams lists of actions and activities that they must do around the city. They take photos of themselves doing everything on the list before coming back to the office.

Volunteer Together

No matter where you live, there are likely dozens of volunteer opportunities open to your office or workplace. You might all work together in a soup kitchen, help build a house with Habitat for Humanity or volunteer to tutor school children. Depending on how much time you want to spend, you may look at programs that take your workers to a new city or country for a weekend or an entire week to help those in need. Volunteering encourages your employees to work together towards a common goal.

Go Hiking and Camping

Taking your workers on a hiking and camping trip is a great way to foster teamwork and ensure everyone works together. While Wesley Edens took things to another level with a mountaintop exploration, you can stay a little close to home. Rent a few campsites at a state park, organize who will bring what camping supplies and plan the trip for a weekend away from the office. Between roasting marshmallows, singing songs, cooking, and hiking, your workers will feel the stresses of office life wash away from them.

Hit the Field

Another day at the office is anything but ordinary when you host games and athletic competitions between your workers. Divide the office into two teams, create a series of fun games and activities and let your workers fight it out on the field or the court. Volleyball, basketball, and softball are just a few of the sports you can play together. You can even award prizes to the team who wins each competition.

Have Fun!

Though some think of expensive trips when they think of office outings, you can still have fun and foster teamwork and community without traveling too far. Try camping and hiking, volunteering, playing games or creating a scavenger hunt for your employees.

If you’re the boss, how do you foster teamwork?  If you’re an employee, does your boss provide office outings?



Christy Maurer July 27, 2015 - 9:54 am

These are such fun ideas! The scavenger hunt would be my favorite. They always end up cracking me up!

Melissa Pezza July 27, 2015 - 12:06 pm

I’m a boss, but we don’t do trips or team building things. We have a small office, and we’re all already very close.

Kristen from The Road to Domestication July 27, 2015 - 1:28 pm

I’m totally sharing this with my boss! I’ve only been on two company trips: one to a beach resort where my roommate got drunk and sent home, and one to a paintball event, where I got shot in the neck with a red paintball and thought I was dying LOL I like your ideas better 🙂

Whitney July 27, 2015 - 1:31 pm

These are great ideas!! I work for myself, but I could only imagine how much fun we would have had at my old job, playing sports together!

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle July 27, 2015 - 1:54 pm

I’ve never done anything like this before. When I worked at an office, it wasn’t done, and now I’m self employed with no employees.

Jeannette July 27, 2015 - 2:45 pm

We used to always volunteer together and my last job and it was so much fun! Not only did it get us out of the office for a little while but giving back just brought us closer. These are all great ideas!

Carmen Perez (listen2mama) July 27, 2015 - 4:34 pm

These are all good ideas but I have to say that the scavenger hunt and the volunteering would be the ones I would enjoy most.

Robin (Masshole Mommy) July 27, 2015 - 4:37 pm

I like the idea of going hiking or camping. I have never been on a trip with fellow employees, but it sounds like a fun way to bond!

Kiwi July 27, 2015 - 5:32 pm

I dont work in corporate America anymore but it seems like fun ideas! Team building are great ways to motivate a company!

Kelly Hutchinson July 27, 2015 - 6:51 pm

I think a scavenger hunt is a great idea! It is super fun and would be a great team building exercise for employees.

lisa July 27, 2015 - 6:57 pm

I haven’t worked out of the house in years but I always liked to take outings with my coworkers. We enjoyed spending time together in a more relaxed setting.

Sandy KS July 27, 2015 - 7:41 pm

I always enjoyed it when the boss was actually spending time with employees. Instead being a boss all the time. It lets us get to know each other and learn the real person. Not the person in charge or employee. There is always more to a person than just a label.

JENN July 27, 2015 - 8:02 pm

I think the best team building activity my work did was Tree top treking! It was lots a fun and we learned alot about team work!

Liz Mays July 27, 2015 - 9:28 pm

These are great ideas. Being outdoors is always a good idea when you work primarily indoors. I think hiking would be fun.

ricci July 27, 2015 - 11:06 pm

I love my co-workers! We are always going out to eat and going to the movies together. They are some of my very best friends! 🙂

zan July 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

I am a stay-at-home mom but hubby’s job offers fun stuff like these for the employees. They have days when they have field day with divided teams for games like you mentioned. Also, he travels plenty (alone or with an office team) and sometimes along with those business trips they get to do sponsored activities like, too.

Joanne T Ferguson July 28, 2015 - 1:07 am

What great idea for trip ideas for employees! I think it is always good to do things out of the office to build that team spirit! It always allows people to relax and not have the pressures like exist in most offices today! I find having trips also cuts back on negativity!

lisa @bitesforbabies July 28, 2015 - 1:40 am

I think it’s so important for work collegues to have some sort of relationship, or at least rapport outside of work…it really helps with team building!

rochkirstin July 28, 2015 - 4:43 am

We have outings only once a year; that is, during our Christmas celebration. Together with colleagues, we go out somewhere out of the city and hit the field or swim.

Chubskulit Rose July 28, 2015 - 10:59 am

Hiking and camping is my idea kind of fun! I miss employee day out, it’s been years!

Lynndee July 28, 2015 - 11:30 am

I think scavenger hunt would be the most exciting and fun thing to do. How I wish we had thought about it with my colleagues before.

Uplifting Families July 28, 2015 - 11:59 am

These are great tips. It is usually fun when you work together as a team to get projects done.

Erin July 28, 2015 - 12:22 pm

I want my husband to work in a place that does stuff like this! He would be a much happier man for sure! lol!

Ourfamilyworld July 28, 2015 - 12:59 pm

I think team building really helps. I see a lot of companies are doing this and they say that their employees become more productive.

Jeanine July 28, 2015 - 2:43 pm

Great tips! I think it’s super important for employees to do stuff like this. Sadly, I don’t know any that do. Wish my husbands job did, would make it a much better time for everyone!

CourtneyLynne July 28, 2015 - 3:31 pm

These are some great ideas! My hubby’s work always does a golf tournament every year! All the employees just love it!

Ann Bacciaglia July 28, 2015 - 4:32 pm

These are great ideas for employee trips. I love to go on hiking trips. It is a great way to get to know people.

Nickida July 29, 2015 - 9:52 am

Lots of great ideas. My husband’s job would do team building trips all the time. They would go to a resort specifically created for things like that. He always enjoyed them.

Life as a Convert July 29, 2015 - 1:23 pm

Volunteering together is definitely a fun idea. I also like the idea of hiking together.

Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies July 29, 2015 - 1:56 pm

I think these are great ideas to help encourage teamwork. It’s always great to do things with coworkers other than just “work”!

aly mashrah July 29, 2015 - 10:38 pm

Going hiking and camping is such a fun idea! I think that would help make bonds closer too.

Krystal July 30, 2015 - 5:07 pm

A scavenger hunt would definitely be on my list of things to do! Love those ideas.

Gabriel July 31, 2015 - 8:01 am

I’m married to my boss so we always have fun outings together. Well, this week I think I’m the boss and she’s the employee…

Any of these could be fun though, if you’ve got a group of employees who are open minded and like each other.

rika agustini August 1, 2015 - 1:27 am

Both.. i am the boss and I am the employee. I burnt out.. you shared useful tips. Sounds fun and effective. Thanks


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