BEST PLACES IN MUMBAI FOR A CORPORATE TEAM OUTING
In a working environment, it is difficult to make each and every employee feel important; like they are a part of the team and not just another brick in the wall. On the other hand, it is also imperative that employees bond with each other such that they are not just a collection of talented individuals, but a well-knit team that is able to power through their everyday tasks in an efficient manner. This is where team outings and team building activities come into play.
No matter the size of the company, employees are the building blocks of every establishment. This realization has led to the establishment of team outings and team building activities. While these activities can sometimes border on the childish and feel forced, the abundance of their benefits like increased productivity, employee satisfaction and an increased level of trust between employees has led to team building activities going mainstream. These activities are usually held in resorts and amidst nature. However, increased concretization means that these places are far and few in between. Lucky for you, we have narrowed down five places you can head to for your next corporate team outing.
The Retreat Hotel & Convention Centre, Mumbai:
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Perfect for business conferences and workshops, The Retreat Hotel & Convention Centre is a beach resort located in Madh Island. Situated in a locale that is covered with lush greenery and breezy palm trees, the water bodies at The Retreat offer opportunities for various water sports that can work towards team building and strategic thinking.
YMCA Camp Lakeside, Nilshi:
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A 40-acre campsite surrounded by the soothing waters of the Andhra Lake, YMCA’s Camp Lakeside makes for an interesting choice for a corporate outing near Mumbai. Located just over 150kms from Mumbai, YMCA Camp Lakeside is an ingeniously built structure that has also won awards for architecture. In addition to conference halls, the campsite features both tents and cabins built underground in order to reduce the need for air conditioning.
The Machan, Lonavala:
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A luxury eco-resort tucked away in the quaint little village of Jambulne, The Machan combines elevated levels of creature comforts with the gentle embrace of nature. With their range of Machans, each offering breathtaking views, The Machan provides luxury accommodation in tree-houses (yes, tree-houses) amidst cloud forests and houses an Executive Center – an air conditioned indoor space equipped with a 120-inch projection system, 5.1 surround sound, a microphone and other equipment you may need for a corporate outing. Corporate outings are for the day, but nights at The Machan carry their own charm. Indulge in a monsoon trek across the stream with your team or enjoy personalized yoga sessions in the comfort of your own Machan for a complete de-stress and detox this monsoon.
Eskay Resort, Mumbai:
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For those who think that the concrete jungle does not carry a charm of its own, a visit to the Eskay Resort in Mumbai will serve as a real eye-opener. Located just 4kms from the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the Eskay Resort is modeled on Buddhist and Zen philosophies which makes for a calming ambience and also serves as a break from the city, in the middle of the city.
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Adlabs Entertainment Ltd.’s latest offering, Adlabs Imagica is among the more exciting team outing places you can consider. Adlabs Imagica is a sprawling amusement park spread over 130 acres in Khopoli. Located just under 70kms from Mumbai and with a Theme Park, Water Park and Snow Park to boast, Adlabs Imagica makes for a fun team outing with its adrenaline inducing rides and themed restaurants.
Team outings provide an excellent opportunity for you and your team to relax and re-energize outside of the workplace. Sharing camaraderie outside office walls will provide a much needed break from the constant click clack of laptops. Besides, we all know how suffocating cubicles can be.