Running a business is a huge undertaking, no matter how big or small your operation is. When you’ve got employees to manage, you know that few things are more crucial to your success than everyone being on the same page, having the same values, and respecting and empathizing with one another.
Most of the time, however, this doesn’t come naturally. But these things can be cultivated. The Triangle region provides plenty of formal and informal team building opportunities to bring your team members closer to together, making for happier employees, a better work environment, and, ultimately, a more profitable and successful business.
510 Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27603
Website: Epic Axe
Axe throwing is like bowling, but better and more exhilarating. At Epic Axe, you and your employees undergo a quick safety training and instruction, then go to your lanes and start throwing hatchets at a wooden target. You can strategically pair employees together in their lanes so that they spend the time with coworkers who they might not usually choose to hang out with. They’ll work together, cheering one another on, to get the highest score out of everyone in the company. There’s something about competition that brings people together, and chucking axes is a fun and different way to work together to win.
Epic Axe is the only axe throwing facility in Raleigh with food and a full-service bar, so you can have fun, grow closer, and eat at the same time. Located inside Southern Charred, you can treat your company to delicious barbecue and a nice selection of beers and cocktails while throwing your hatchets.
Triangle Rock Club
6022 Duraleigh Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27612
Website: Triangle Rock Club
One of the benefits of team building exercises is that your employees feel more comfortable with each other because of the trust they’ve built, and what can build trust faster than being suspended twenty-five feet above the ground?
At Triangle Rock Club, you can bring up to twenty climbers on a two-hour visit where the staff will ensure you have a fun, memorable, and safe experience. Climbing together fosters a sense of group interdependence and cooperation, but it also boosts the confidence of individuals on your team, making rock climbing exercises beneficial for the employee and the business as a whole. Triangle Rock Club’s corporate-focused climbs encourage problem solving, patience, and endurance, all of which are translate over into the business world.
The Devilish Egg
300 Blake St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Website: The Devilish Egg
Unlike other team building activities, The Devilish Egg provides a place for your team to be creative and crafty together. The Devilish Egg is a space where you can bring your employees to take part in BYOB craft workshops.
Your team can utilize their imagination and creativity to create projects that are relevant and inspirational to your them. Working as individuals but also together, team members will have the opportunity to enjoy a laid-back atmosphere and get to know one another outside the stresses of the office.
The Devilish Egg can come to you, or you can plan a day away from your office, making them one of the most flexible options for team building here in the Triangle.
Mission X Escape
3400 Westgate Dr.
Durham, NC 27707
Website: Mission X Escape
You’ve probably heard of escape rooms by now and that they’re great places for dates or birthdays, but have you considered going to an escape room as a team building exercise? Escape rooms are the perfect way to get your employees to work together to accomplish a goal in a high-energy and fun setting.
Mission X Escape designs each of their challenges to foster focused, intense communication and cooperation, factors that are necessary for your business to run smoothly and grow. Your team members will leave the Durham escape room feeling accomplished knowing that they worked together to make big things happen offsite and will be ready to do the same at the office.
Drum Team Collective
Website: Drum Team Collective
We can promise with almost one-hundred-percent certainty that no one on your team has ever experienced a team building exercise like what’s offered at Drum Team Collective. DTC comes to your location and sets up drumming stations where your team will bang out different grooves that come together to create beautiful, energizing beats that you made with one another.
Drum Team Collective is a fun, educational, empowering experience, and it’s unlike any other team building exercise out there. Drumming together will help your team release their inhibitions and have a blast living out their childhood dreams of being rock stars. It makes for a memorable experience that they’ll be talking about long after the day is done.
Plus, all you have to do is provide the space. It’s an effortless way to get your team to let loose and enjoy one another while creating something very cool.
Second Chance Pet Adoptions
6003 Chapel Hill Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27607
Website: Second Chance Pet Adoptions
There are few ways to grow closer as a team than by serving those around you. There are countless opportunities for community service in the Triangle, including a lot of local charities doing great work to care for those in our cities. Spending a morning with Second Chance Pet Adoptions is a great way to learn and serve with one another while giving back to the community and caring for animals without a home.
Second Chance Pet Adoptions is the oldest no-kill pet rescue in Wake County. There is always a need for volunteers to cuddle with and socialize animals, give baths, clean cages, and more. After a day of serving, your team will feel accomplished, proud, and probably tired, but it will be worth it knowing you made a difference together. Who knows, a few of your team members might be leaving this team building experience with a new pet!
514 Daniels St.
Raleigh, NC 27605
Website: Venture Up
Venture Up is unique to this compilation of Triangle team building options because it is the only company on the list specifically dedicated to team building. Essentially, Venture Up is a full-service team building business. They have a variety of options for you to choose from to break down barriers, cultivate humility and empathy, and help your team have a great time while doing so.
Venture Up is a wonderful option for business owners because they take care of everything. You give them an idea of what you’re looking to gain from your team building experience, they provide you with options, then you choose your favorite, and they organize the rest. They have activities for teams of all ages, demographics, and backgrounds. You can enjoy art projects, strategic games, leadership challenges, volleyball, game show games, and more. They’ve been developing team compatibility and boosting morale for areas businesses since 1986 and are experts in providing everything you need for your team to grow together.