Six Steps To Start Your Workplace Rec Team Without Dropping the Ball

by James McDonald on August 27, 2014

Signing up for office sports is more than just playing the sport. It’s about building personal relationships with your colleagues, managers, and peers. It’s an opportunity to increase employee health, morale, and productivity as well. Because facility managers‘ days are so busy, it’s also a way to relax after a long day of work. Here are 6 steps to help you start your very own workplace rec team today:

1. Ask coworkers about their interest before you start planning. Talk to 

iOffice's very own dodgeball team

everyone so you understand the overall interest in forming a team and so no one feels excluded.

2. Bring up the idea with management. Highlight that recreational leagues help foster teamwork and build morale in the company. 

3. Decide how to structure your team. If you work at a large company, different departments can function as individual teams so you can play against each other.

4. Investigate different leagues to join. You may even decide to start your own league.

5. Figure out costs and equipment. Find out if anyone has equipment to donate. If not, you will need to purchase new equipment.

6. Hold an organizational meeting after work. Make sure to invite anyone who is interested in joining the team. At the meeting, explain the rules and fees, and let people know how often they will be playing. Sign up people for teams at the meeting as well. 

iOffice employees get together to bowl

Creating a work sports team is a great way to bring a greater sense of teamwork and higher morale to the office. By building relationships outside of work, team performance improves in the office as a result. 


James McDonald

James McDonald is a sports enthusiast, brother in Christ and once swam in a tank with the infamous TV sharks.

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