The vacation season is slowly coming to an end, and while many believe they have managed to recharge their batteries, the truth is that returning to work is proving difficult for most. The sense of inevitable return to work responsibilities, especially when it concerns a job done for a paycheck, can lead to a lack of enthusiasm. After relaxing days spent on vacation, it’s difficult to envision returning to the everyday routine. However, there is a way to ease this transition and create a positive shift from leisure to work, and the solution lies in team building and employee motivation.

Right now, more than ever, employee motivation and a sense of mutual connection are crucial. Activities aimed at fostering team spirit and encouraging mutual support and collaboration play a pivotal role in achieving this goal. Team building is a pivotal element that aids in creating a positive work environment, thereby enhancing employee productivity and satisfaction.

 

How to Choose a Location for Team Building and Select the Right Program?

 

When it comes to organizing a team building event, the choice of location plays a crucial role. From Košutnjak and Avala to Fruška Gora and Divčibare, numerous nearby destinations could be ideal for your team.
The organization of team building also depends on the schedule. Two options stand out: the first involves an early start with breakfast and morning activities, while the second begins in the afternoon with evening activities and dinner. Regardless of the choice, it is essential to ensure that the activity is tailored to the group, taking into account the number of participants, their ages, and interests.

It is important to emphasize that team building is not just about distraction from work duties; it also provides an opportunity for reflection and experience exchange. Debriefing after activities, or even discussing business matters, can contribute to deeper connections among employees.

In the end, organizing a team building event requires planning and careful selection. Acting promptly to secure adequate resources, suitable activities, and the ideal location is essential to reap the greatest benefits. The cost of such an event may vary, but with a range of €50 to €100 per person, investing in employee motivation and team cohesion is definitely worthwhile.

 

Our Recommendation for Employee Motivation Through Team Building

 

In the following, we will suggest some interesting locations near Belgrade, along with activities that best suit each location, including the maximum number of people that fit for that location.
All locations are within a 1-hour distance from Belgrade, and the basic idea is that everything can be fitted into a workday, possibly even during work hours, so we propose 2 options.

 

Event Plan:

  1. Option 1 – Morning Start:
  • Departure from the company at 8-9 AM.
  • Breakfast on the bus or a welcome with snacks and drinks.
  • Activity starts at 10-11 AM and lasts 2-2.5 hours.
  • 1 hour break/debriefing or discussion about business matters. Lunch at 1 PM.
  • Lunch at 1 PM.
  • Free time or return to Belgrade.

 

  1. Option 2 – Afternoon Start:
  • Departure from the company at 3 PM.
  • Arrival at the destination by 4 PM.
  • Activity begins at 4 PM and lasts 2-2.5 hours.
  • 1 hour break/debriefing or discussion about business matters. Lunch at 1 PM.
  • Dinner at 7:30 PM.
  • Free time or return to Belgrade.

 

Recommended Locations and Activities:

 

  • Košutnjak and Avala:

Team Building at Košutnjak and Avala - Employee Motivation

Ideal for groups of up to 200 people.

Activity: Orienteering with adrenaline stations.

 

  • Fruška Gora:

Team building Fruška Gora

Suitable for groups of 10 to 2000 people.
Activities: Ideal for all types of team building programs.

 

  • Stražilovo on Fruškoj Gori:

Team building Stražilovo

Ideal for culinary and adrenaline programs, with our recommendation being the Food Business Challenge.

 

  • Divčibare:

Suitable for various groups.

Activities in collaboration with Crni Vrh, Maglijan, and Royal Mountain.

 

  • Silver lake:

Team building Silver lake - Employee Motivation

Suitable for all types of groups.

Activities: Raft Building, Catapult War, Two-Wheeler Race, Formula 1.

 

  • Salaš Đorđević and Palić:

Team building Palić

Excellent for around 100 people.

Activities: Adrenaline polygon, diverse games.

 

  • Babina Reka:

Team building Babina reka

Ideal for various activities including adrenaline and team games, Film making and Painting Workshops, Quiz, with our recommendation being the Bridge, one of our most popular programs.

 

  • Borkovac:

Team building Borkovac

We recommend activities similar to those at Silver lake.

 

  • Stara Pazova – Sports House Football:

Team building Stara Pazova

Suitable for large groups.

 

  • Zasavica – Nature Reserve:

Team building Zasavica - Employee Motivation

It’s suitable for various activities.

 

It’s important to understand that organizing team-building events isn’t a luxury, but a necessary step towards creating a productive and satisfying work environment. Employee motivation doesn’t solely come from external factors like salary; it also stems from internal factors, such as a sense of belonging to a team and job satisfaction. Therefore, harness the advantages provided by team building and motivate your employees to achieve extraordinary results.