How To make the Transition Back to the Office

From what we hear, it sounds like a lot of companies are transitioning back into the office (and we are doing the same)! But the transition back can be a little awkward. Camaraderie and rapport may have dissipated but with a conscious effort can surely be regained.


Here are some of our favorite tools for bringing the office back:


Start with a get together - a non-work related event!

Minimize those “back to school” jitters by bringing your team together prior to the office return. Host a BBQ in a park, a beach day, plan a field trip or a city-wide scavenger hunt. Some of our favorite outdoor products are below, or view the entire collection here


Venture Portable Gas Grill Cooler Backpack Cornhole

Cuisinart Venture Portable Gas Grill

Welded Cooler Backpack

Premium Cornhole

Known Supply Cotton Unisex T-Shirt
Picnic & Outdoor Blanket
Loafer Single Hammock

Start a recreational Slack channel.

Find out what your team is excited for, what they value and what they miss about the office! Giving superlatives (either serious or humorous), running polls to find out what your team values in their in-office experience, and the team’s favorite lunch spots is a great way to break the ice.

Bring back lunch! 

Ordering lunch for your team is an easy way to show you care and are putting your colleagues first. We love supporting local. For those who are Denver-based, here are some of our favorites: Illegal Pete’s, Denver Milk Market, and Kaffe Landskap (but we also can’t resist our nearby Sweetgreen).

Creating fun summer competitions.

Competitions with awesome prizes can incentivize both outgoing and shy colleagues to join in! A potluck cooking competition, fitness programs with set challenges, prank wars between departments or daily trivia are easy ways to begin to build back your community! Here are some low order minimum products that double as great prizes:
Kreafunk aGLOW Speaker
bkr Glass Water Bottle
Glacier Cooler Bag

Kreafunk aGLOW Speaker

bkr Glass Water Bottle

Glacier Cooler Bag

Aarke Carbonator III
Theragun Mini
Boardwalk Picnic Basket

Aarke Carbonator III

Theragun Mini


Volunteer together!

Does your company have a volunteer program or reward volunteering? Getting your team together outside of the office always helps to break down barriers - plus it leaves everyone feeling good. Your local Patagonia store is a great way to hear about environmental volunteer opportunities. 

Last but not least, set regular happy hours!

It’s not unique but Summer weather won’t last forever! So find a great patio, rooftop, park… you know the jist! Our local spots are: 

If your team isn’t coming back to the office just yet, try a virtual event


Denver Eatery

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