Spring is well and truly upon us, with the sunnier and warmer days making their way in, now is the perfect time to take advantage of outdoor team building activities. There are plenty of benefits to being in the great outdoors too…
- Reduces stress
Research has found that exposure to a woodland area lowers both heart rate and cortisol levels, this is turn helps to reduce stress. Individuals that are less stressed are typically happier, healthier and more productive at work.
2. Restores mental well being
Long hours in the office can bring on mental fatigue, this can cause people to feel tired, drowsy and generally down in their mood. Holding team building activities outdoors will expose individuals to fresh air and open spaces which improve their overall mood.
3. Promotes creativity and focus
There have been numerous studies to highlight how a short break from work spent in nature can improve performance once you return to the office. There is the idea that being outside allows for a mental refresh meaning that afterwards you feel revitalised and ready to complete your work.
Why not get your team out of the office – new environments often lead to fresh ideas and greater opportunities to bond, through shared experiences. Speak to our team about outdoor team building activities.