Steeped in history, Hanover is not only the political center of Lower Saxony, but also a hub for traffic and transport as well as an important research and business location. So it's no wonder that the city offers numerous job opportunities, which is why many people move to Hanover every year. Many employers rely on team events to strengthen group cohesion and to integrate new employees well. However, the implementation of this now seems difficult to many. Because with the changes in the working world that Corona has brought with it - remote work and home office - many have run out of ideas on how to organize a fun team event in Hanover. But don't worry, team building events are still possible - also in Hanover - and also in digital form! Tips and suggestions for team events in Hamburg can be found in this article:
Team event in Hanover: Digital or "in real"?
Before you start planning the event, the essential question should be clarified: Should the team event take place online or offline? After two exhausting Corona winters, many are certainly fed up with the countless online meetings and understandably want to get together in real life. If you and your team feel the same way, before planning the analogue team event, you should still make sure that as many as possible can participate and that everyone agrees with this variant. This means that no team member has an immune deficiency or would have to travel an unreasonably long distance for the team event. Does your team work mostly from the home office anyway, is it scattered across Germany or maybe even internationally? Then digital team events
are a great opportunity for Hannover to hold team building events despite the employees’ scattered locations.
Ideas for a digital team event in Hanover
While it may still seem odd to some to move team building to the digital world, for many organizations it has actually become the norm. And as demand increases, so does the supply, so the options for online team building events, also in Hanover, have improved significantly. That means: In the meantime everything that is possible in analogue life can also be done online. Cooking courses, sewing courses, dance courses, wine tastings, games, ... In the back of your mind, when choosing an event, you should always consider: How is the team made up? Which event has the greatest possible denominator for everyone? What is a new and exciting experience for the team? Our favorite online events so far have been a digital fermentation course, a shared stream of our favorite local band and - surprise! – a digital chocolate tasting !
Because in our - of course completely unbiased :-) - opinion, an online chocolate tasting is a great experience and still unknown to most people. The participants simply get the chocolates to be tasted sent to their homes in advance. On the day of the tasting, everyone, including our chocolate professionals from Theyo, will meet in the online room provided for this purpose. The great thing about chocolate tasting is that you get to know chocolate from a completely different side, away from the mass-produced goods from the supermarket. In addition to the pleasure of tasting fine, sustainable and fair chocolate, you will learn a lot about the origin of cocoa and the production of our favorite treat. Experience has shown that there is a lively exchange between the participants at a chocolate tasting, which usually has an effect long after the team event.
So if you are interested, please write to us using the contact form in the link
or to hallo[at]theyo.de.
You prefer the "Real Life"? These team events in Hanover are just the thing for you!
Are you fed up with online meetings and online team building, have you already solved every online escape room puzzle and finally want to meet your colleagues in real life again? There are also great opportunities for team building events in Hanover! How about a guided city tour, for example? Especially new colleagues get to know Hanover better. And locals get to know your city even better. Guided tours at night are also offered in Hanover. The night watchman Melchior
takes you to the historic corners of Hanover and chats about their history and all sorts of other events that took place in Hanover. A particularly unusual way of getting to know Hanover better and at the same time strengthening team building is a scavenger hunt. Of course, this means additional organizational work. But this is definitely worth it, because what is still a hit at children's birthday parties today is just as exciting for most adults. If the team is relatively large, it can also be divided into different groups that compete against each other. Otherwise, of course, there are always joint restaurant visits, wine tastings, dance courses, painting courses, ... The possibilities are endless. But remember to choose an event that the group as a whole, or at least as many as possible, enjoy. Then nothing stands in the way of the success of your team event :-) By the way, our chocolate tastings
are not only possible digitally. We would also be happy to come to you in Hanover and add a chocolaty experience to your team event!
Tax benefits for team events in Hanover
A mistake that is often made unnecessarily is to save on the wrong corners - i.e. team events
. But: Team building has its price. Second but: There are tax benefits that you can claim when organizing team events! You can set an allowance of up to 110 euros per employee, which should ideally cover the costs of the event. These 110 euros can be entrance fees, can be charged for food or travel, or for the participation fee for a chocolate tasting ;-) A total of two such team days per year are possible, which means the total budget per year is 220 euros!
What about the company Christmas party 2022 in Hanover?
Christmas parties are definitely a must for companies in Hanover and any other city. Deciding the year together, celebrating successes and ringing in the contemplative time together motivates the employees for the next year and also welds the group together ... If you keep a few basics in mind when planning:
#1: Take care of the perfect location for the company Christmas party 2022 in Hanover in good time
There are usually numerous locations for Christmas parties, the more, the smaller the team. Possibilities are of course the classic restaurant visit or booking an extra room or hall and an additional caterer who takes care of the catering. No matter what you decide: Make sure you look for a location in good time. The earlier, the better, in order to be sure to get an appointment at the desired location.
#2: Provides entertainment at the company Christmas party
Eating together at the company Christmas party is of course great. But if the only act of entertainment is limited to an awkward speech from the superiors, it's also a bit boring. So make sure that there is additional entertainment and that the food accompanies the evening but is not the "star guest". For example, make sure that the same little groups don't always sit together and that the people you're talking to mix things up a bit. This works, for example, with the clever positioning of place cards. You can also prepare a small "communication challenge": All participants receive an individual card with a question that they have to ask selected people from the team. At the end, the cards can then be presented in the round. This is how you get to know your colleagues from a whole new perspective! We have collected exciting introductory questions for you here
. It's always a great idea to book an extra act too. For example, a magic act, a band, an espresso tasting or a winemaker who complements the evening with regional wines that go well with the meal. Or of course a delicious chocolate tasting
! :-) All colleagues can certainly take part, because chocolate borders, unlike alcoholic products or coffee and espresso, for example, chocolate does not contain any ingredients that are not compatible with sick people (or pregnant women).
#3: Instead of the annual Secret Santa: Employee gifts it is!
Let's be honest: For many, secret Santa and choosing a gift for a person on the team who is, if in doubt, a little unknown is pure stress. And it often ends in disappointed faces and leaves the recipient with the question "And what should I do with it now?" return. Hence our suggestion: Skip the annual Secret Santa and take the gifts into your own hands. The great thing: You can also claim tax benefits for employee gifts
. How? We explain that in the linked article
. We already have an idea that will certainly make many team members happy: Tasty employee gifts
with our favorite chocolate treat. We at Theyo are happy to put together a box with the finest, fair and sustainable fine chocolate that the market currently has to offer!
#4: Company Christmas party 2022 is also digital!
The tips for digital team events mentioned above can also be applied 1:1 to a Christmas party. Because even digitally, a contemplative get-together can be a beautiful experience. And when is the most chocolate eaten in the year? Sure, in winter and at Christmas! A chocolate tasting
is also the perfect addition to any digital company Christmas party. :-)