The corporate office does not need to be mundane routine day in and day out. In order to have a productive, dynamic office, you need to mix things up every now and then. This is why I am a full supporter of corporate fun days. Nobody should resent going to work. Give your employees something to look forward to!
When I am brainstorming my company outing ideas and business team building events, I like to borrow from some of the popular kids entertainment ideas. I have found this a great way to shed some of the inhibitions of the more introverted team members, really giving them a chance to shine.
If you think about it, there are plenty of kids entertainment ideas which focus on problem solving skills that can in turn be effectively applied in the workplace. Last year I actually employed the services of a bounce house company, but they set up inflatable team games that promoted cooperation and competition, which are both extremely helpful attributes to have in the office.
Kids entertainment ideas are great for making employees aware of the strengths and talents of one another. I do not look at kids entertainment ideas as merely childish and silly. Of course, they can be, but there are many which can promote the understanding of team dynamics and improve how our larger corporate team works together.
It is imperative that you let your employees know, however, that these kids entertainment ideas are not all fun and games. After the sun has set and the bounce houses have deflated, you need to follow up the event with a short speech on how the day is applicable to meaningful workplace practice.