for the best team building activities in Chicago for your company outing? Here’s
It’s your turn to organize the team event for the month...but that just is not your thing?
Think your office has covered all there is to do in Chicago?
Really want to impress everybody with your quirky ideas for office events?
Well, then, have I got news for you!
As one of the most happening cities in all of the United States, Chicago happens to offer some amazingly diverse options for organizing an office event or a team building activity.
And we’ve collated some of them to help you along, in a spirit of public service.
I assume you’ve heard of scavenger hunts?
For the uninitiated, in a scavenger hunt you scavenge around, led by clues or just at random, seeking to find a list of usually useless and random objects. Like the Easter egg hunt. Pretty neat, huh?
Well, cityHUNT takes the concept to a whole new level, organizing innovative tasks based on specific themes. For example, the Marshmallow Challenge involves teams trying to build the tallest structure possible with some marshmallows, strings and pasta.
The events are completely customized as per your requirements. You can fill up the form on their homepage, which asks for some basic information on your specific group, to get a free quote.
Fox In A Box Chicago
Big surprise, you may think.
Fox In A Box Chicago says that Fox In A Box Chicago is one of the best places to hold your team building event.
But, it is factually correct.
Don’t take my word for it. Paul Koulogeorge, Vice President of Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations at The Goddard School, said in an article in Forbes that he advises teams tasked with solving a difficult problem to visit an escape room.
And why Fox In A Box Chicago in particular?
• Well, we do have 4 pretty cool scenarios for you to try out.
• We have an array of firms who’ve entrusted us with organizing team events for us, like Deloitte and J.P. Morgan.
• And we were selected as the #1 Escape Room in the USA.
Chicago Beer Experience
Who doesn’t like a good cold beer?
Not you, right?
Then how does a beer tour sound?
Go around Chicago neighbourhoods, led by a guide who knows their stuff, and learn about a whole lot of things beer while sipping your way through a variety of brews.
Sounds good? It may not exactly be a team building activity but it sure is something fun for the whole office to do. Even Ivy Leaguers will testify to the importance of after-work beer.
Flowers For Dreams
Learning how to create floral bouquets may not seem a big deal, but it can be.
It’s fun, it’s creative and when done team-wise it helps the team come together, appreciate each other’s skills.
And all of this while enjoying a variety of culinary treats and feeling good that you’ve helped those less fortunate than yourselves (Flowers For Dreams donate 25% of their profits to local charities).
For 15 or more people (which I am sure your office has), they offer private workshops.
Good Bumper cars with a lacrosse-type game?
Better Bumper cars with a lacrosse-type game and nachos, ribs and wings to choose from?
Best And that’s exactly what Whirlyball offers.
You got your basic football setup – elevated goals for each team into which the other team needs to drive the ball.
But you can’t touch the ball with your hands or feet – only with some short rackets. And you need to go around in, like I said, bumper cars.
It may not be something that gets you into the problem-solving mode (like an escape room does) or require a lot of creativity (like bouquet designing) but the physical nature of it all is very good for blunting office conflicts.
And it does require on-the-spot team coordination.
Which one these activities do you connect with?