5 Best Team Building Ideas for Finance and Accounting Teams

Escape Rooms

You may think that escape rooms are just for kids. But you’d be dead wrong if you do!

Escape rooms are challenges that force employees to work together to solve challenges. You need to think several steps ahead and learn how to quickly analyze and fix your mistakes. These challenges force you to think outside of the box to come up with creative solutions.

Often, the best solution is the one that’s right in front of you that’s easiest to miss!

Cooking Challenges

Cooking challenges, similar to what you’d see on Iron Chef or Chopped, require your team to act quickly under pressure, delegate tasks, and keep an eye on the bigger picture.

These challenges can be as competitive as you want (or your team needs) them to be. In the end, everyone gets to break bread and enjoy the fruits of their labor together.

Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger hunts come in many themes and forms. You can plan a traditional scavenger hunt — or, your team can participate in a Mission Impossible or Amazing Race-themed event.

Your team gets to race around your city or town while solving riddles and performing physical challenges to get the next clues.

Game Shows

Want to grill your team on how much they know about their jobs? How about how much they know about their teammates’ jobs?

Game shows can be tailored to fit your organization’s needs and challenges. Keep it professional by tailoring questions to fit your team’s current weak spots. Or, make it fun by grilling your team on little-known facts about their coworkers (think, The Dating Game but without the romance).

Leisure Activities

Does your team need to blow off a little steam? Do you want to thank everyone for their hard work while encouraging camaraderie?

Leisure activities make great team-building activities, too!

Book a bowling or ax-throwing lane. Take your team on a wine, spirits, or beer tasting tour. Or, create a field day, replete with potato sack races, duck-duck-goose, and other childhood favorites.