New York is a fantastic city for hosting your team building activities and corporate days out. If you don’t want to go far from the office, there are plenty of different options available from outdoor team building activities in Central Park to improvisation in a theatre.
Scavenger Hunts in NYC
A scavenger hunt is a form of treasure hunt where you are given a list of tasks to complete or items to collect within a time limit. You might have to visit specific places such as a Monopoly Run, where you have to visit all of the locations on the Monopoly board. This requires planning and strategy to work out the fastest route to visit every location. Depending on the rules, you might be able to split your team to cover the ground quicker.
High tech scavenger hunts in NYC are becoming more popular in the last few years. Mobile phones or GPS can be used to issue tasks or directions of what the team has to accomplish for the scavenger hunt.
Improv Team Building in NYC
One way to gently step out of your comfort zone is to do something dramatic such as improvisation and drama. If you use one of the companies such as The Pit (People’s Improv Theatre), the instructors guide your team through a unique combination of improvisation, physical exercises, games and critical thinking. Using improve and drama can help your team to be better communicators, listeners, public speakers and team players in a fun, safe and nurturing environment.
Team Building at Chelsea Piers NYC
Chelsea Piers is on 23rd Street and Hudson River Park. The venue offers a variety of riverfront meeting and reception spaces for groups as small as 10 and as large as 2,000. You can book it for a home base for your day of team building activities, a full-service meeting space for an off-site, or a riverside setting for a catered reception.
Chelsea Piers have their own team building instructors who can tailor your off site corporate team building event to develop teamwork, leadership, communication and management skills. Activities are wide ranging, and can be based within a conference setting, or try out activities such as climbing, obstacle courses or dodgeball.
Using Cooking for Team Building in NYC
With the popularity of TV cooking shows, you can use cooking as a focus for your team building day. Cooking together is a fantastic way of getting to know your friends and a great team building way to bond with your colleagues.
Recipe For Success provides culinary team building all over the US, including New York. Hosted in locations in NYC such as Westin New York at Times Square, you can work together on challenges involving chocolate, ice cream, wine, baking and complete meals.
Sailing around Manhattan
For a corporate team building day with a difference, you can charter a yacht and use it for dinners, hosting customers and suppliers, as a base for team building activities or just to learn how to sail as a well oiled team.
Outdoor Team Building in Central Park NYC
To truly get out of the office and get outdoors, Central Park could be the ideal venue for your off site. The Central Park events team can host and organise team building events for up to 300 people.
What Team Building in NYC has worked for you?
If you have held team building activities in NYC, I would love to hear what worked for you and any recommendations you may have. Leave a comment below to help others achieve the same success that you did.