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Keeping your staff motivated is a challenge, but there is a tried and tested approach which has passed the test of time; enticement.
In order to get the company together outside of ‘working hours’ there needs to be a decent incentive, beyond a couple in the local pub. Having genuine fun outside of the working environment heavily contributes to a positive company culture and can be a whole load of fun – especially if it’s a bit different.
To that end, we have put together a list of our top quirky office social ideas. Enjoy…
Dining on the underground sounds amongst the most unsociable, unpleasant of activities – but not at this underground supper club.
In a disused Victoria Line Tube carriage, at Walthamstow Pump Museum, the ‘restaurant’ is the perfect place to get the team together and will without doubt be their favourite tube experience of the day.
The food is premium; you will be served a 4 course tasting menu of French Brasserie dishes from Cordon Blue chef.
You may have to mind that gap on your way out…
For those of you who rather more of a boogie than dining this is the one for you. Dubbed by Time Out Magazine as “London’s ultimate interactive club night” this is the spot to pull everyone together. Click here to find out how to play, but essentially it’s not too far off from regular bingo, but with music, and a load more fun.
Good old fashioned fun. That’s the way to describe a day at Alexandra Palace – the people’s palace. From pedalos on the lake, climbing trees in the woods, pitch and putting on the green or having a go on the segway rally – to name a few – a day at the palace has something for all the team. Perfect for an “away day” this is one to blow away the cobwebs and get your colleagues energized.
Magic may not be for everyone, and perhaps neither cocktails, but mix them together then believe me you are onto a winner.
The magicians all specialise in close up magic, performing right by your table, right in front of your eyes – no clever lighting or camera trickery here. Accompanied with magic themed cocktails this one truly adds the quirk to our list.
Located in the atmospheric Vaults the venue is almost worth a visit in itself. With the shows lasting an hour, this leaves plenty of time to discover the delights post show.
Perhaps the best till last, organising this will ensure legendary status in the office for at least a couple of days. “Work together to uncover secrets, crack cryptic clues, and outwit or outrun patrols in this high-energy immersive experience!” reads the website, but what does this actually mean?
Essentially, City Dash is a large scale organised hunt with so much more. Cracking clues, hunting for checkouts all while avoiding patrols is the name of the game. This one is a classic example of it all becoming a lot clearer once you give it a go – and give it a go we highly recommend.