Do you ever find yourself sitting at your desk, wishing the workday would be over so you can go home and spend time with your family? Well, if not for anything else but to break up the monotony of workdays, it is important to stay social.
Your coworkers are more than just friends. They’re like family to you and that’s why it’s always great when they come up with new ideas for things you can do together outside of work. You can connect with your coworkers on a more personal level in many ways.
Here are some of the best ways to spend time with your coworkers:
1. Have a Company Picnic
Picnics are tons of fun and it’s an excellent way to bond with your coworkers. It can be really affordable, especially if you decide to hold the event at the office around lunchtime or dinnertime so you won’t need too many food supplies. Seeing as how it’s happening on-site, you can also save on travel costs since you don’t need to go anywhere.
2. Go for a Night out at the Movies
Doing the movie date thing with your friends is fun, but sometimes it’s more fun if you invite your coworkers along. You’ll get to know them better and see sides of each other that only come out when you’re out on the town.
3. Go to a Show
If your company is flexible with its policies, you can use up your vacation days and go watch a show together. There are all sorts of performances happening every day that you can choose from so everyone will definitely find something they’ll enjoy. You may be surprised at how different each of your coworkers is and how their tastes in performance art vary so much.
4. Have a Company-Wide Potluck
It doesn’t matter what you do, but doing things together always brings people closer together and builds trust and respect among your colleagues. When you invite everyone at your office to bring something they made or bought for the potluck, you have a good excuse to talk to everyone and find out what they’re into. It may even spark your interest in something new!
5. Play Mini Golf
Who doesn’t like golf? Whether you’re into the game or not, it’s still fun to take your colleagues out on the course and see how they fare. It will be interesting to see which one of them bets big when they get close to the hole and who gets too competitive when things don’t go their way.
6. Go to the Gym
It may sound obvious, but you’ll have a blast at the gym if you bring your coworkers along for some exercise. You can have friendly competitions to see who’s better at certain exercises or hold group classes that are more fun when everyone participates. After your workout, you can all go out for dinner and drinks to reward yourselves for a great session.
Many people don’t take the time to get to know their coworkers as well as they should. It can be tough to break the ice with your colleagues. You can choose from the above list of fun things you can do as an office group that will help build rapport and encourage deeper relationships between coworkers.