There are many teams and groups that occasionally, or even regularly, get to dine together, and it is on these occasions that some excellent team building ideas can be used to help your team bond and become a stronger team.
Now, before we go any further we appreciate that not every team leader is in a position where they dine with their team, with the obvious example being a sales manager with a team of salespeople spread out across the nation. Another could be a manager within a business that operates solely online and thus has employees who operate remotely.
What we suggest for these people is to look for virtual team building activities and rest assured there are loads of excellent team building ideas that can take place online via the likes of Zoom and Skype.
Coming back to those team leaders who do have a local team, and specifically those who may not have ever dined with their team, what we would say is, if you arrange an evening where your team dine together and with a view to making that team stronger, then they should all be looking forward to it positively.
First, they are getting a free meal (we all love that), secondly, most people love feeling that they are part of a team, and finally, the activity will be happening away from their normal surroundings so there should really be too much resistance from those that you ask to attend.