For any of you who’s turn it is to plan your company’s team building program, there’s no place like the Windy City. Here are some great 2014 Team Building Activities in Chicago. They’re all indoor team building activities, so you can come to Chicago before the spring thaw…it does look like it’s going to be a cold winter.
One of my foundational requirements for any team building program is fun. Two things that don’t go together are fun and boredom. You can’t be bored and be having fun at the same time. Fun = In the Moment. Fun = Engagement. And that’s an excellent starting place for successful team building. The trick is to find programs that are inherently fun and not forced. I think the ideas below fit the bill.
2014 Team Building Activities in Chicago
- Second City Comedy offers wonderful corporate team building in Chicago. You can play with one of the most famous comedy organizations anywhere and help your team accomplish some great work along the way. The bragging rights of working at Second City are worth a trip to Chicago.
- Since the temperature has dropped I’ve been carb loading. It’s easy to reach for the warm baked goods when it’s cold outside. So team building activities in Chicago that involve cooking are a natural. I’ve noticed the midwest folks also like to imbibe a bit during the cold weather. The Chopping Block in the Lincoln Square neighborhood offers culinary team building and I’m sure you can have some great wine too.
- One of my 2014 New Year’s resolutions is to hold my own company team building event at the Trapeze School in Chicago. They host corporate team building programs and in my mind it’s perfect. You can take some risks but there’s a safety net…literally. What could be better than that? This is the kind of team building that matches challenge with accomplishment and helps build trust.
- In 2014, I’ll be leading our Team Building Through Song® program at Buddy Guy’s blues club. We help organizations tell their story, engage, learn how to innovate, sing and have too much fun. This is a uniquely Chicago experience; to be in a blues club with your entire organization making music – benefitting from some serious team building along the way.