Thursday, August 13, 2015

Team Building

Looking for the perfect team-building event? Well, skydiving is definitely out. You need something that everybody can do. Which pretty much eliminates golf. There’s rock climbing. But your acrophobics will definitely call in sick. And there’s paint ball. Ouch. Shooting your co-workers may be sending the wrong signal, don’t you think?

Which leaves bowling.

It’s nearby, affordable and everybody from the dudes in the mail room to the dames in C-suite know how to throw a bowling ball. Best of all, it’s actually a heck of a lot of fun.

Here are a few tips to maximize your team-building bowling outing:
  1. 1. Team people carefully. Put together teams based on your team-building agenda. Need departments interacting better? Then put them on the same bowling team. That sort of thing.
  2. 2. Put inexperienced players together with experienced ones. This is part of team building. The stronger bowlers will encourage the weaker ones. The quick learners will help the slow learners.
  3. 3. Select your bowling center wisely. Pick a bowling center near your office. Or, if you are bringing people together from around the country, choose somewhere near their hotel.
  4. 4. Hand out awards. This is Team building 101. Sure! However, when bowling is the team-building activity, the trophies look super cool. Give out an award for the best score. The most improved. You get the idea.

There’s no better way to build your team than an afternoon at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes.  And go bowling.

Bowl-A-Roll Lanes
1560 Jefferson Road
Rochester, New York 14623