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Team Building Activities In Boston, MA

With a stunning waterfront, the world-famous Fenway and an abundance of history, Boston is one of the premier cities in the US. Against that backdrop, it’s not surprising that there’s also an abundance of innovative companies bringing team activities to further bonding, take advantage of Boston’s native assets to build a company culture, and give your team something unique to enjoy.

Naturally, you can opt for a more traditional, office-based team building experience in Boston too, but it’s not surprising many companies are starting to take their events outdoors and build camaraderie among their workers alongside the beauty and history of the city.

We also showcase some of the great charities doing work in the city, and you can rest assured they are always in need of help and support – a great opportunity for you to organize a company event that gives back to the city you love.

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Harpoon Brewery Tour And Beer Hall

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One for a more informal bonding session. The tour is just $5 at the time of writing and has rave reviews on travel sites. A great opportunity for your team to enjoy one of the best beer tours in Boston, and then bond over some great food and samples in the beer hall.

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Murder In Old Boston Scavenger Hunt

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Murder, mystery and intrigue are the name of the game at this great outdoor team adventure based in and around Boston’s world-famous Freedom Trail. This isn’t your corporate dinner-table-based ‘adventure’, so probably best saved for a sunny day!

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Why Team Bonding Activities Can Boost Your Business

Corporate team building activities have been shown to significantly boost morale in teams. Especially among younger team members, which some studies have shown even boost staff retention by as much as 79%.

That’s not all, though, gone are the days of limited choice when it comes to the choice of group activities in the Boston area, as many companies are now offering a significant range of ideas for corporate and staff events, that many people are even booking for fun, outside of the corporate world! So you can be more sure than ever that your team will have a good time.

Charles River Canoe & Kayak

160 Riverview Ave
Waltham MA 02453
(617) 965-5110
Booking Website

What could be better than setting out on one of the quieter stretch of the Charles River with your team mates to enjoy a day of bonding, kayaking and outdoor adventure? For corporate organizers, the team at Charles River Canoe & Kayak also offer trained facilitators to develop team atmosphere and “improve cohesion, cooperation, communication, synergy, leadership, and more.” Everything you need for a productive team, and a great day out on the Charles.

Escape The Room Boston

33 West St. 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02111
857-256-1174
Website

Escape rooms are becoming so popular that groups are regularly booking them for birthday parties, bachelor and hen parties, and much more. What started as a team building activity, has become a bit of a cult trend, with magazines devoted to the rooms around the country. Luckily Boston has a great options here, with challenging games, and a mere 20% success rate ready to stretch your team’s ability to work together and get out of that door!

Boston Winery

26 Ericsson Street
Boston, MA 02122
617.265.9463
Website

If a nice glass of Chardonnay sounds like the kind of thing your team would enjoy bonding over more than outdoor adventure on the river, then talking to the Boston Winery Corporate events team is a great place to start. Don’t worry though, you can mix in a little adventure and get involved with making your own wine as a group. I can’t imagine a more satisfactory conclusion to a team exercise than literally enjoying the fruit of your labor!

F1 Boston: Karting

290 Wood Rd
Braintree, MA 02184
(781) 228-2010
Website

Bring the excitement of high speed karting action to your next corporate event. With the opportunity to set objectives, and arrange follow up sessions to review the team working back in the workplace, this is an ideal mix of fun and education. Mostly fun, though, which much research shoes is one of the most important parts of bonding, which is why so many lifelong friendships spring from hobbies like karting. Time to find out who the budding Sam Hornish Jr in your office is!

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What’s Going On! Team Building News From Boston

Stuck for some inspiration about what to do for your next bonding activity? Look no further than what some of the great local people are up to in Boston, from charity team building to corporations taking team spirit to the next level, there’s sure to be some inspiration from our news desk.

Hey, and if you’ve been up to something great you think other Bostonians would be interested in, why not let us know with a quick e-mail to the editor – editor@whyteambuilding.com. If we love your story you could be featured here and inspire some others to take their companies to the next level and foster lifelong friendships within their companies, as well as successful businesses.

There are always great opportunities to grow your team’s morale at the same time as supporting your local community. Here are some of the regular charity events in Boston, MA which you may wish to pop in your calendar and support.

Boston Children’s Hospital Corporate Cup

Harvard Stadium
65 North Harvard Street
Boston, MA 02163
Event Site

A fun, but not too strenuous sporting competition, designed to foster a bit of friendly rivalry between your team and your local rivals, all while raising money for charity. The event supporting the Boston Children’s hospital, and the event is set to run around the 21st July each year. There’s nothing quite like beating that rival from across town at the corn toss or in a basketball challenge at bringing your team closer together.

Cannons Charity Golf Classic

Granite Links Golf Club
Quincy MA
Event Site

If you’ve got a team of links masters on your team, then the Cannons Lacrosse team’s annual event in support of Boston Children’s Hospital could be the one for you. An opportunity to bond while battling it out with other local residents and businesses over a round of golf in support of one of Boston’s favorite charities. Usually held around October 26th, the event is a great way to round off Autumn with some golf and team spirit before winter sets in.

Haymakers For Hope

House of Blues Boston
15 Landsdowne St Boston, MA 02215
Event Site

If knocking out cancer as well as enjoying a night of pugilistic excellence is more up your street, then charity Haymakers for Hope could be right up your street. They run annual events in Boston, and this year 30 brave Bostonians will enter the squared circle to compete in sanctioned amateur boxing matches after support and training from the charity. Funds raised go towards research into removing the blight that is cancer from our lives.

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How to Pick The Best Team Building Activity For Your Boston Team

Research has shown significant differences in team building and activity preferences by age, with boomers even showing cynicism towards the value of teamwork exercises. However, younger staff believe that building those relationships at work is a significant factor to their enjoyment of work and staff retention at companies. Regardless of those differences, the data is clear that those with a close friend at work, not only value their job more, but are more motivated to achieve company goals, and be loyal to the business.

Indoor Or Outdoor Team Activities In Boston

There’s no question that Boston is uniquely gifted when it comes to the availability of outdoor activities for your teams. However, not all staff members may be comfortable with adventurous activity and one must be extremely careful to consider not only their desires, but their physical capabilities when planning an event.

Remember, the whole point of team building is to facilitate growth and inclusion, so making sure the provider is able to accommodate all of your team, and enable them to fully participate in enjoying the activity is important.

Team Bonding Or Team Development Activities

Some professionals make the mistake of thinking that group events for their staff need to have either an explicit learning goal or be set up as a purely social event. Smart, modern team building companies have been able to innovate with products that achieve both objectives – to the point where people are booking them just for fun outside the corporate world.

With that said, you can’t underestimate the importance of a social, and organizing a well structured bonding event at a local venue, that is almost 90% fun and only contains a small element of organization to make sure teams get the opportunity to intermingle, can be very powerful.

There are circumstances, particularly with newer staff, staff on a development or ‘rising star’ type program, or even prior to recruitment, where a very structured, and assessment based approach handled by professional facilitators is essential. This gives you the opportunity to make the right decisions, offer the right support, and just as importantly, allows the team to get to know each other in a more relaxed, but still formal environment, away from their day to day work.

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