It’s not a secret that team building can improve the morale of your staff and boost productivity. In fact there are a number of studies that show this fact to be true.
However, it can be difficult to find the right activity that will inspire all of your business team; getting them motivated to participate is half the battle. That’s why it’s important to adopt one of the following 10 team building activities:
1. Healthy Competition
Take a look at these team building events to get some great ideas from the professionals. One of the best team building activities is the imitation of the survivor hit television show. This will split your business team into smaller groups and pit them against each other to win at an array of challenges.
It’s a huge amount of fun and really builds the bonds between your team members.
2. Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts have become very popular as teams need to utilize an array of skills. This allows them to solve puzzles and find the treasure, preferably before the other teams do.
A scavenger hunt will ensure everyone helps to achieve the end result.
3. Two Truths & One Lie
You’ve probably heard of this game before. Every person simply writes down two truths and a lie about themselves.
The whole team then gets a set period of time to talk to each other and try to figure out which is a lie; for every person in the team!
The one who gets it right can have a prize.
4. Water Balloon Fun
If you’re looking for something to do on a hot day then a large number of water balloons are the answer. The simple pleasure of trying to get others wet will help your team to bond.
People can work independently or in small teams.
This is a more costly approach which doesn’t always appeal to everyone but is a surprising amount of fun. By splitting your tea into smaller teas and mixing these groups up during the day they will learn more about each other.
6. Dress Down Day
You’ve probably already heard or even tried casual dress day in the office but once a month you can adopt a dress however you like day. Encourage staff to be as wild as possible; making the day fun and encouraging banter and chatter between your team.
7. Classic Adrenaline Rush
If you have a team that seems to like adrenaline then you need to consider the more traditional activities such as white water rafting or building a raft to cross a river.
These more traditional team building activities still have their place.
A mystery evening gives everyone a chance to work out who did the crime. There are plenty of places that organize these evenings or even a weekend which can really improve the team bonding.
9. Chinese Whispers
This simple game is a great way to start any day at the office. Simply whisper something to one person and watch it go round the office. It won’t be the same by the time it gets back to you but it will make everyone chuckle and make the day more fun.
This is an unusual but effective choice. Even those who don’t want to sing can be persuaded or will simply enjoy the evening.
All you need is a place to sing and perhaps a few drinks.
The key to all these experiences is that your team have a chance to communicate outside of the work environment and to have fun doing so. This will encourage them to get to know each other better and improve their bond as a team.