Company trip ideas: classic, online, outdoors, CO2 neutral – and always unique!
Why a company trip? What’s better than a team that knows and trusts each other? The annual company trip is the ideal opportunity for relaxed conversations. Private topics are also happily discussed with each other and everyone can be themselves!
Which company trip is appropriate for my team?
Something which sounds so simple can also demand a lot of brain work every now and then. If you are responsible for the planning in your company, then you know that: the perfect company trip can’t be too long or too short. It should surprise – but not too much. With an increasing period of time at a company, the expectations of colleagues grow: Mr. Mueller loves action, Ms. Maier wants a coffee party. As nice as it was last year at the bowling, the company trip can never be a copy of one before! And what happens if it rains?
Are you looking for inspiration and help deciding? We have put together some ideas for company trips here:
Classic company trip ideas: go outside!
The classic company trip takes place outdoors. Be active together, feel the fresh air around your ears and reach a joint goal together, this connects people.
If you are looking for a quieter alternative to a simple walk, we recommend “Smart Nature Challenge”
Is it also possible to be rather adventurous? Then think about “Highland Games”– under the instruction of experienced team trainers, that goes without saying. For teams who love competition, is a “Smart City Challenge” ideal as a company trip. Quizzing and stepping up against each other take place.
Small tip: you can filter specifically for “outdoor events” in our event finder. Here, you’ll find suggestions for your company trip.
Suitable outdoor events
Are there any special group event ideas?
You know all of this already? Is there an anniversary or a special occasion? Or has the team deserved a special reward? Then make your company trip unforgettable – for example, a “Highland Games” tournament with tree trunk slalom, hay bale tossing and whiskey tasting!
If multiple teams in your company work from different locations, a hybrid team event as a company trip can also be suitable. Here, the teams are virtually connected with each other beyond the distance. They can come against each other – for example during an online quiz or a scavenger hunt – or build a chain reaction together, which is transmitted though online interfaces.
Can team building take place on a company trip?
Does your team have new tasks in front of it? Does it need new energy and momentum? The company trip is a good possibility to allow team building impulses to flow. This can be in-depth, but should always remain positive! As the company trip is about community.
Begin your company trip with the Haka: the ceremonial dance of the Maoris became famous through the New Zealand rugby team the “All Blacks.” With bodies, voices and facial expressions, the team demonstrates team solidarity and strength.
What are good online alternatives to a company trip?
Sometimes it’s just not meant to be: the weather, the appointment pressure or a worldwide pandemic ruin your plans. However, the annual company trip should not be cancelled. Especially in these times, the appreciation of the team is particularly important.
As an online alternative to the company trip, joint cooking or cookie baking is suitable – everyone has the same recipes, the same ingredients and someone presents the event. Our special gourmet quiz supports this thought, with this also comes an entertaining quiz.
If it can go on for a little longer, a criminal dinner is also an option. Here, the emphasis is placed on the communication of the team, as it is all about tiptoeing around each other and solving the fictional criminal case.
At the after-work party, colleagues get to know each other better in an entertaining way and score as many points as possible for your team to win. Fast-paced, entertaining and something for everyone.
Suitable online events
Can I make the company trip sustainable?
You don’t think about it often, but: company parties and company trips can be pure CO2 spinners. This begins with travel to the event and stretches to the plastic cutlery. And on the topic of “cutlery,”: where does the catering actually come from?
So-called green events are committed to keeping the use of CO2 low. Depending on the structure of the company, hybrid events for these are also sought after. If no colleagues from the single locations travel for the company trip, but are rather connected virtually with each other, petrol is saved – and with this also time and money.
We will happily advise you all on your green company trip. Just get in touch with us!
What makes the company outing so popular?
More and more companies are organizing and arranging company trip several times a year. The reasons for this vary. Many companies see it as an opportunity to emphasize their own attractiveness as an employer. At the same time, the outings also help to strengthen and build teams within the company. However, this is only the case if the company trip leaves a positive impression on the employees and offers opportunities for individual development.
Can a company outing be tax-deductible?
The way in which company trip are organized and the scale on which they are held has changed considerably over time. More and more companies are now opting for very extensive events, also to clearly differentiate themselves from other employers. The tax authorities have recognized this and have decided to revise the regulations for the tax deductibility of company outings. Accordingly, these are now only deductible twice a year with a single amount of 110 euros. This amount applies per employee. If a company trip exceeds this limit, this constitutes a non-cash benefit that must be taxed by the employee.
What alternatives are there to the classic company outing?
The new tax framework in particular has led to a change in the way company trip are organized and structured. Today, these outings no longer take place individually, but are increasingly being combined with further training measures for employees. This is particularly useful when longer outings are planned. A major advantage here is that the combination of training measures and company trip can be adjusted for tax deductibility.
Frequently asked questions
What are the advantages of a virtual company trip?
No matter how meticulously the event is planned, a joint company trip is not always easy to organize. Bad weather or simply being separated into different, far-flung locations can prevent the team from getting together. A virtual team event makes physical presence superfluous – and connects your employees even across distances.
How can you organize a company trip?
As an experienced service provider for events that focus on team cohesion, we offer you various options for optimally adapting your company outing to your company. Whether as a classic outdoor event or a virtual company trip, we are guaranteed to find the right solution. Please feel free to contact us!
What are the advantages of a company trip?
Of course, company trip are not a must – but there are good reasons why joint outings are commonplace in almost every company. A company trip offers employees the opportunity to simply be themselves and to talk to colleagues about private matters. This strengthens team spirit – which in turn benefits day-to-day work. With us, you can ensure that the company trip is a highlight for everyone!