Autumn is the best time of year for team building. Employees are back together after their summer holidays, and there’s a real feeling of getting stuck back into routine. Plus, it’s the busiest few months for many businesses, so a fun get-together could be exactly what’s needed to keep everyone motivated.
Whether you want to head outdoors or host yours in a Birmingham meeting room, these ideas are a guaranteed good time for all.
Pumpkin carving competition
Who said carving pumpkins should be left to the kids? It’s a brilliant way to get creative, with endless design possibilities! Depending on the size of your team (and how many pumpkins you can get hold of!) have individuals work on their own, in pairs or in small groups, and challenge everyone to a friendly competition.
Don’t forget a small prize for the winners – and remember to take photos of the finished creations.
Hot drink station
If you’re hiring a Birmingham meeting room or event space for your get-together, give the beverage station a seasonal twist. Everyone loves a speciality beverage as the days cool off and nights draw in, so stock up with all the team’s favourites. That could be coffee syrups like pumpkin spice, cinnamon and salted caramel, or marshmallows and whipped cream to make decadent hot chocolates with all the trimmings.
What’s the origin of Halloween? Which trees lose their leaves in autumn? Can you name three fruits that are harvested at this time of year?
These are just a few questions you could include in an autumn-themed quiz. It sounds simple, but quizzes are great for bringing people together and getting the conversation flowing. They can also be as quick or lengthy as you like, meaning you could easily include a quiz before or after presentations and meetings in your Birmingham room hire.
Halloween fancy dress
However you’re choosing to spend the day, why not give it a Halloween theme? Dracula chairing the meeting or a ghost hosting the quiz is sure to give a few laughs to the team – and maybe you’ll get some unexpected collaboration as people plan their costumes together.
Again, a little healthy competition doesn’t hurt, so bring a prize for best dressed!
As temperatures drop, motivation to exercise outdoors soon follows when crisp autumn days are often best spent enjoying some fresh air. Why not arrange a 5K, or aim for a shorter distance to make it inclusive for all? While they may seem hesitant at first, your team will be grateful for a reason to get moving!
You could also use it as an opportunity to raise money for charity.
Sponsored runs aren’t the only way to give back! Offering your time can be the best way to support a cause, especially if you’re supporting one in your local community. Choose a charity or initiative the team’s passionate about and it could easily end up inspiring a longer-term partnership.
If you’re feeling inspired for your seasonal get-together and need the perfect meeting space to host it in, Nettl Business Store is here to help. Our Birmingham city centre meeting rooms start at just £35, with free coffee and cake in certain spaces. Get in touch for more information.