Breaking The Ice: How You Can Help The Newbie Settle In

“Awkward.” That’s the last thing that we want to hear from our new employee, right? Although you can’t expect instant confidence and immediate bonding when working in a new environment, as the leader of your team, it’s rather important to look for ways you can help break the ice for newbies.

“Awkward.”

That’s the last thing that we want to hear from our new employee, right?

Although you can’t expect instant confidence and immediate bonding when working in a new environment, as the leader of your team, it’s rather important to look for ways you can help break the ice for newbies.

What could be the easiest way to get the new teammate in the group involved, you ask? TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES.

There are literally tons of great corporate team bonding events that you can hold to welcome your newly hired team member and help them settle in. Here are some of them.

Paintball

Nobody likes the tired and typical team bonding games that were probably invented thirty years ago. Take advantage of the cool and exciting stuff around you like a paintball game! Not only is it sure to pump up your energy, but newbies will surely appreciate and enjoy the time spent playing with everyone in the workplace.

Escape Room Games

Take both old and new employees out on an adventure with an escape room game held outdoors! Let them collaborate, compete, and brainstorm with each other as they race to the finish line.

Escape Room Races are well-known to develop relationships among workmates of various ages since it involves communication and teamwork. If you want to hone a team-oriented company, this is the type of team building game that you can count on to work.

Themed Rave Party

It can be K-Pop, it can be the 80s, or it can be futuristic. One thing’s for sure, themed rave parties can unleash the fun in anybody! Taking your team to the club or to an electro concert in the city will absolutely help you employees get to know each other as they’re in the best place to let loose and let their personalities shine through.

It does not matter if they’re a dancer or not, whether they’re a newbie or have spent the last 10 years in the office, showing off their dance moves and simply sharing the dance floor will give a lasting impression that your workplace is inclusive, diverse, and most importantly, friendly and fun.

If there’s anything that can break the ice, it’s definitely team building events, especially when it’s done right. So for your corporate team building activity in Chicago, why not hire Escape Room Races?

Whether you want to go with an indoor or outdoor game, we’ll make sure to bring all the fun to you, and help make sure you return to your office with newbies that are fully ready to work with the rest of the team. Contact us today!

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