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7 Awesome Office Bonding Activities (Besides Happy Hour)

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Looking for ways to bond with your co-workers? Or if you’re the boss, looking for ways to create a more close-knit office?

Happy hours are great, but chances are, you’ve already thought of those. Here are seven new—and, dare we say it, improved—activities that will take your relationships with your colleagues to the next level.

  1. Copy this company, which sent a team to do a bike race across the country while the rest of the team tried to log the same number of miles running, swimming, or biking. (Fast Company)

  2. Try volunteering with your cubicle-mates so you can do good and bond at the same time. (U.S. News)

  3. Get in the kitchen and have a home cooking night with your whole office. (Entrepreneur)

  4. If you want to clean up your diet while you get close, think about doing a group cleanse. (No, really.) (The New York Times)

  5. Get your groove on with karaoke! Or for the less musically inclined, tour a food-making factory. (American Express Open Forum)

  6. If you’ve got the budget, a company international retreat is the way to go. (Buffer App)

  7. Check out these 22 team-building activities your team won’t hate. (The Muse)