With restrictions and lockdowns, the world slowly starts to lift, more parts of everyday life are beginning to open up again. From restaurants to gyms, cinemas to shops, we are seeing things begin to go back to the ‘old normal’.
Inevitably this means we will soon see the millions of office workers in the country who have been working out of bedrooms, kitchens, home offices, or the sofa return back to their offices and shift those virtual video meetings back to in-person.
After so long away from the collaborative in-person work environment that so many are used to, it's a great idea to try and bring some fun activities and games into the office environment to make the transition more enjoyable and exciting.
Here are our top 3 picks of games and activities to have ready for that first day back!
Coming in first is our very own PutterBall game. As seen in Forbes and the New York Post, PutterBall is the perfect game to set up some fun and friendly competition between colleagues in the office. Whether they have played golf before or not, everyone will quickly find themselves invested in trying to win and the office will soon be filled with laughter, chatter and shouts of joy (and anger at those missed shots!).
Made with high-density, durable, but super lightweight foam, it is the perfect game to take with you wherever you go and is easily set-up and put away in the workplace so you can be rest assured that everyone will have a great time!
Coming in strong in second place is the Memory Wall. A physical activity that establishes and re-lives the team’s shared memories. Teams sketch their shared memories with each other and place them on a wall. The wall remains up throughout the activity, working as a focal point for the teams collaborative spirit.
You can easily adapt this to include fun memories from working at home, funny video calls, things you will miss about home-working or things you are excited to rediscover now you’re back.
Taking the bronze medal here and third place is the old classic of two truths and a lie. A game that is played in school, through college, parties and the workplace, it is one that always get a few laughs and is a great way to break the ice and for the team to get to know each other.
Especially with everyone having spent the best part of a year away from each other this is an ideal game to find out what your colleagues have been up to in the last year away from the zoom calls and mute buttons.
With these fun activities at your disposal you should be able to make transitioning back into the office a more enjoyable experience and break the ice that has gathered over the last year of virtual working.
So what are you waiting for? Get your very own PutterBall set today and start practicing ready for that first day back competition!