The fate of your business, like any other, is tied to your employees and it is extremely important to keep them motivated, and committed to the organization for ensuring performance and success. Especially in today’s intensely competitive environment when they need to go the extra mile by sacrificing their family time, working odd hours and going beyond their brief to keep clients happy, ensure timely deliveries and meet company targets.
Most companies have their own policies and ways on rewarding employee performance from time to time. These include cash rewards, gift vouchers, pat on the back in the form of certificates and appreciation letters, medals, etc. However, with the focus shifting from these traditional rewards to ones which create opportunities for de-stressing or bonding, managers are constantly looking for newer avenues for celebrating team success. One such way is taking the team to a bowling centre for a couple of hours of fun, camaraderie and exercise.
This idea especially works for teams that spend most of their days hooked to their computers or have a desk job and rarely get an opportunity for physical activities. Bowling is not just a game, it exercises many of your less used muscles and who knows, your team outing can even get your team hooked to the sport leading to a healthier lifestyle.
If you want to add a zing to your celebration, you can also go for cosmic bowling. For the uninitiated, cosmic bowling refers to bowling under lasers and florescent lights with trance or other type of loud music being played in the room. The whole atmosphere becomes electric with criss-crossing lights giving the room a cosmic feel.
Most good bowling centers also have a well stocked snacks bar and a full service kitchen and you don’t have to worry about finding a place to eat after a strenuous bowling session. What’s more they have special packages for groups and corporate parties and booking in advance ensures you get all the benefits.
If you are looking to have an event like an R&R ceremony or other group building exercises first, before you move on to bowling and refreshments, you can also book a room depending upon the size of the group. Another option for large groups is to book the whole center or go for a buyout for an evening and avail further discounts.
Don’t worry if some members of the group have never bowled before. You want to create an opportunity to bond and learning from each other can only bring the team members closer. Bowling is no rocket science and any goof-ups are sure to create some light moments. If there are bowling pros in the team, well, that’s great too! You can have a friendly competition to warm things up a bit.
The best thing about bowling is that it can be enjoyed by people of all age groups and skill levels. A bowling party to celebrate your team’s success is something that can be easily organized and can soon become a ritual with your team! A bowling party is one way on how to reward your employees.