Now that we’re into February, we’re well and truly back into workplace routines and the Christmas break may seem like a distant memory. Breaking up the monotonous daily grind is essential to keeping us motivated. Relaxing outdoor corporate events are the best way to tackle the post-Christmas blues.
Let’s make the most of what’s left of the warm weather. Outdoor corporate events are not always suitable in the cooler months so now is the time to get out for an afternoon of fun, laughter and team bonding.
It’s always nice to get away from the city, especially if you’re in the office five days a week.
Located in Kumeu, Markovina Vineyard Estate is 10 acres of extensive gardens, ponds and rolling hills. We offer something different for corporate events that you could only find in a location like this one.
Play games, enjoy a meal together and take a moment to learn more about each other. You’ll be amazed at what a bit of fresh air will do for you and your staff.
Amazing outdoor areas provide ample space to enjoy
You don’t have to travel far and wide to get the benefits of the great outdoors.
When you first arrive at Markovina, you won’t believe a venue like this exists so close to Auckland City.
As you wander through the grounds and explore the open spaces, you will quickly forget the stresses of the workplace. A perfect way to recharge your batteries.
We find it’s a good idea to let your team have some time to roam the gardens before beginning any team building exercises. Being here gives you a real sense of freedom which your team will appreciate.
If the sky opens up at any point during your outdoor corporate event, we will move you to our indoor area. This makes planning an event with us so easy, as you know things will go ahead rain or shine. We have two indoor areas with plenty of space for activities and dining.
Our first is under a canopy of vines with large glass windows that allow you to still have full appreciation of the grounds. The second space is a covered courtyard which can be opened up to offer an alfresco experience.
We will continue to use Markovina for our functions as the staff always make us feel welcome and go above and beyond what is required every year – Appliance Shed Papatoetoe
Games and activities build a strong team bonding
Activities are an important part of the team bonding experience. We have hosted many outdoor corporate events and our petanque, giant Jenga and croquet are always a hit.
However your options for outdoor activities are limitless. With so much space to move you have the ability to think outside the square. Plan a treasure hunt, hire a bouncy castle, or wear inflatable sumo costumes and have a wrestling competition (yes, we see this often!).
Games and activities invite laughter among teams.
Laughter promotes relationships.
New employees in particular will gain invaluable connections with the rest of the staff thanks to great outdoor corporate events.
Whether your team are already close or are struggling to get along, workplace relationships will be a lot stronger when you return to the office.
Successful outdoor corporate events are refreshing
The same routine day in and day out can sometimes drag us down, and understandably so. Before you find your staff have entered into a slump, pick them up by arranging an outdoor corporate event at Markovina.
Often all it takes is one day of fun and relaxation to feel refreshed. The post-Christmas blues are real and can hang around for a while, so giving staff something to look forward to will do wonders for their workplace spirit.
There is so much to gain from regular corporate events. Not only do you get to grow and bond as a team, but your staff return to the office with a much higher morale. When morale is high, so too is motivation and productivity.
As we approach the end of summer, we know that in a couple of months, the long days and warm sun will be gone. So plan your outdoor corporate event today and make the most of the season. Any outdoor event has a completely different feel to it than your regular indoor events. Perhaps it’s that good dose of vitamin D that goes along with it.
Don’t wait until your team’s motivation levels deplete, keep them on top of their game with an outdoor corporate event at Markovina.
Call us today to book. You’ll be glad you did!