Team building gets a lot of hype nowadays, but is there really an Activity that is going to make it easier to get along with that one coworker of yours (You know the one). Or is a team building activity for adults really going to improve communication between two different departments (Because you’re pretty sure IT speaks a different language)? The right team building activity can transform a team’s ability to communicate, create, work together, and succeed. If you have tried team building activities in the past, without success, it might just be time to try something new. Like bowling!
Stop laughing. We’re serious. This time-tested sport doesn’t have to take place in dingy bowling alleys alongside crowds of screaming children anymore. With the right venue, bowling can be an ideal team building activity for adults. Here’s how.
Bowling is for everyone.
You have probably noticed that there can be big differences among the people on your team. Age, physical ability, education, skill level, and more can all vary from person to person. In fact, you may sometimes feel that the only thing you have in common is that you work on the same team (And for teams having trouble coalescing, navigating those differences might just be part of the problem).
Lucky for you, bowling is a sport that is accessible to everyone. The young millenial can bowl alongside the baby boomer (no snarky comments allowed). The workout enthusiast can bowl alongside the computer nerd. Even someone who has never bowled can pick up the game very quickly.
This kind of universal accessibility is ideal when it comes to team building activities for adults. When everyone is on a level playing field (so to speak), it becomes easier to have fun, relax, and interact on a meaningful level. And that can allow your team to form the bonds that will make working at the office easier and more productive.
Bowling is available at most times of the day or night.
Finding the right time for a team building activity can be difficult. Do you hold it during the day when people should be working? Do you hold it at night when people want to be home with their families? Do you have it on a weekend when people plan to be relaxing? And are you finding it difficult to match your schedule up with a venue?
Let bowling solve your problem. As an ideal team building activity for adults, bowling is an appealing choice because it is available at most times of the day or night. Want to play a game or two on your lunch break? Grab the team and head out.
Planning a day-long retreat on the weekend? Reserve a team building package that includes some time in the bowling lanes. You can even hit up a venue like PINSTACK in the evening if you wish. You didn’t know planning a team building event could be so easy, did you?
Bowling is an ideal team building activity for adults because it allows people to interact.
One of the key components of any successful team building activity is interaction, and we aren’t just talking about office small talk. Instead, a team has to really get to know each other in order to work successfully together. And what better way to do that than to bowl?
Many activities can limit social interaction. It’s every man for himself, and the game is so absorbing that there isn’t time to get to know the person standing next to you.
Bowling, however, makes it easy to talk to each other. Team up co workers to ensure cooperation and discussion. Talk in between turns. Cheer each other on during other people’s turns. Do something crazy, like a victory dance every time someone throws a strike. That kind of relaxed bonding can carry over into the office.
If you want a team building activity for adults that really forces you to work together, talk together, and learn together, bowling can be the perfect solution. From an affordable cost to an amazing opportunity to bond, bowling offers everything you need to grow together as a team.
Now you just need the right venue. Why not ditch the dingy alley and the paper plate pizza and go to a state of the art facility with lane side food and beverage service? At PINSTACK, we offer you sleek bowling lanes, food from our scratch kitchen, and access to other amazing team building activities for adults (Like high ropes courses and indoor rock climbing). We’ll even reserve our VIP bowling lounge for you.
Better yet, avail yourselves of one of our many team building packages that will let you bowl, play, and do good. And that can mean a stronger team and a more successful (and fun) team building day than you have ever had before.
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