Fun and engaging
If there is one thing that we can say about axe throwing at Whistle Punks is that it’s a whole heap of fun. All the feedback we get from customers is how much of a great time they had.
It’s something that a lot of people haven’t tried before or often even thought of and it’s such an unusual activity people want to engage and are curious about, that’s why a corporate party is a great place to introduce it!
A fun and engaging environment in an office is hugely important.. Millennials are no longer looking at just the pay and benefits when job searching, company culture is ranked as one of the leading factors for job seekers when they assess whether they would work for a company.
So if you want to be a brand leader and attract the top talent, make sure your company culture, especially the big end of year corporate party is fun and engaging.
Working together is one thing but spending time together outside of work during a corporate party or other social gathering will help build friendly ties and connections. This benefits your team as they will feel more comfortable and at ease with each other. Studies show that when people are comfortable and at ease, they are more productive and more creative.
While any activity will help forge these bonds, axe throwing is a great ice breaker as well. Talking about the activity and competing against one another provides the perfect opportunity to chop down those barriers (I will not apologise for that pun).
Motivate and boost creativity
In the U.K. 73% of employees are classified as “not engaged, they are there to earn a paycheck. Having an employer that promotes fun activities for their staff is proven to boost morale and engagement of employees with their company. They work harder, more creatively and all of this has a visible positive impact on the performance of the company.
Trust is important for every good business, moving beyond a strictly professional setting builds trust. This is especially important for senior managers because instead of thinking of them sitting in their offices all day, they put a face and a personality with the title.
This increases transparency in the company. When employees know what managers are really like this builds trust between the managers and the staff. Surely everyone wants the opportunity to beat the boss.
Trust between staff is also hugely important. It doesn’t take truth circles to build trust, we think that being in a room when one of your colleagues is throwing an axe is more than enough!
Level playing field
One of the biggest draws of Axe throwing with Whistle Punks is that you will almost always have a level playing field.
Axe throwing is all about skill and not strength so more athletic people will not have an advantage. Not only that but everyone can do it. Our expert instructors have helped people with different levels of mobility, vision loss and the Deaf community throw axes successfully.