Why team bowling works for team building

End of Financial Year celebration bowling party

So you've just added some fresh new recruits to your workforce, and they're all eager to hit the ground running.

Before you even start assigning them to their desks and cubicles, however, it's important to take them through a team building exercise of some sort. This will help ensure everyone knows each other, is on the same page and is best placed to start working together.

Most team building activities are notoriously cheesy, but that doesn't mean you have to stick with boring options like charades.

Instead, why not take your team to an AMF for a proper work party?

Physical sports such as bowling are a great option for team building - here's why.

Get out there!

Building your team through playing a sport offers something most other activities don't - a change of environment.

Unless your office has a purpose-built bowling alley, you'll have to head to your local AMF for a game.

Getting your team out of the office and in a fun environment can be just the stimulus they need to start some serious bonding together, while physical exercise is always a welcome break to the day.

Smells like team spirit

While bowling is widely considered an individual sport, it's the perfect sport to build your work teams around.

Instead of traditional team sports such as football or rugby, the number and size of bowling teams you can have is incredibly flexible - you can mix and match staff into different teams or base them on their departments, for example.

This way, you can really encourage your teams to work together - just make sure they don't bring any rivalries back to the office!

As you can see, organising a game of bowling is the perfect idea for a corporate party where you can build your work teams. So ditch your plans for that awkward company lunch and head down to an AMF today!