Archive: November, 2016

All work and no play.......

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What motivates people to work hard other than putting a crust on the table? What makes them loyal to you and your organisation?

Showing appreciation for your team and creating a fun social work environment can bring huge benefits. The old line “those who play together, stay together” can apply to workmates as well as families and couples. Finding ways for your team to have fun and get to know each other both at work and outside of work can result in more productivity, higher job satisfaction, greater workplace morale, and a decrease in employees skipping work and staff turnover.

Play isn’t only important for kids. Just because we’re adults, that doesn't mean we have to take ourselves too seriously and make life all about work. Here in Queenstown, New Zealand’s playground, “big kids” come here to play all the time. People that live here also love to have a good time and enjoy playing in our awesome backyard.

Whether you’re the boss planning your next team building day, or the social club sorting out the next staff work do, make sure you think about the importance of play. Play can help build stronger relationships, friendships and improve teamwork. Having a great day out can also show your team members how much you value their contribution to your business. While a night out at the pub can be a bit of a laugh, the sore heads the next day and those dodgy work party stories don’t always get the result you were looking for!

Often one of the problems with organising great group events here in Queenstown is finding something affordable. That’s where The Playground comes in offering groups multiple activities to choose from, at a price to suit a range of budgets. So whether you choose the smashing fun while playing Bubble Soccer, flinging arrows at your team mates during a game of Archery Combat, or blasting them during a game of paintball, we have unique activities that keep the laughs coming.

The Playground has a fantastic site with free group transport, and options of either free BBQ facilities or use of the neighbouring cafe. This makes The Playground the best one stop shop for your next work function. Choose The Playground when planning an awesome day out for your team, and make it a memorable event.

Staff do's at The Playground