Let’s face it, life is hectic and chaotic for many people right now. Between business owners eyeing an uncertain economic future, employees hoping they won’t get laid off, and parents trying to figure out school plans for their kids, we’re carrying a lot of stress these days. That’s why it’s so important to encourage your employees to come together as a team. Team-building activities can help foster bonding and create a sense of shared purpose that can have a serious impact on your bottom line. Edgewater CPA Group has a few ideas on how you can do just that, as well as great payroll solutions when you need them. 

4 Team Building Strategies for Challenging Times


Giving employees time to leave the office and volunteer can reinvigorate your team. It can be a cost-friendly activity for you, and a rewarding experience for everybody. Not sure where to start? Involve your own staff in the process. Ask them if any organizations they’re affiliated with need a hand, like schools, libraries, homeless shelters, etc. Even with COVID-19 restrictions, you should be able to find a place where you can serve together. 

2. Take it outside

Physical activity releases endorphins, combats stress, and boosts happiness for most people. With today’s social-distancing realities, taking activities outside can be a great way to be together safer than in a smaller office environment. This can be as bare-bones as simply having your regular team meeting in a park, or go big with an entire day of outdoor team-building activities. Just be sure to take everyone’s physical ability into consideration – not everyone likes running! 

3. Get Creative

Give employees an opportunity to share their creative sides. Painting, cooking, or building something are great ways to spur collaboration and competition. You can form teams and help your staff get to know people better through creating something special. 

4. Get a Payroll System that Works

At Edgewater, we provide payroll services to small businesses across all 50 states, including the state of Indiana. When we manage the payroll accounting for your company, you will have more time to focus on your business or to spend with your family. Our services operate in a virtual capacity, and we have the ability to customize a payroll management plan best suited to your business. We ensure your people are paid accurately, in a timely manner, and with the best customer service. 

Call Edgewater today at (888) 317-4835 to schedule your consultation for our small business payroll services. We have offices in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Indiana, and serve clients throughout the U.S.