Team Building Activities can be a fantastic way of addressing tough business challenges and boosting team effectiveness and employee engagement.
Team Building Activities are a great tool to bring a new team together. The team building activities are an ideal platform to test teams working skills as part of an assessment as well as an environment to educate management on the best practise for team management practices.
Other benefits that can be derived from a team building session is to improve communication between teams which can be taken back to the workplace and improve communications with customers.
An experimental learning event can prepare a team for a challenging workplace project. It can further boost emotional intelligence and employee engagement, while also address issues relating to poor quality, efficiency and productivity.
Another potential benefit of a team building event can be to re-energise teams during or after a tough period and to remove ‘Silo’ working and develop cross department collaboration. It is a great way to reward teams for a great effort.
Team building events are best when they include a large dose of fun. There are few more powerful enablers of teamwork than laughter. But the laughter needs to be partnered with a sharp focus on encouraging and enabling team members – individually and collectively to raise their standards. And that is achieved by creating and nurturing a safe learning environment where real business problems can be discussed and solved, where personal weaknesses can be strengthened rather than simply accepted or exploited and where group emotional intelligence can be boosted.
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The Benefits of Team Building Activities
It is a well-known fact that we all remember and learn by doing – far more so than by reading or listening. The hands-on approach of our team challenges is designed to make people work together and EXPERIENCE the power of teambuilding in problem solving. Team-building ranges from pure fun to specific in-depth training programs. A company will benefit from using a good quality team-building day in several ways. It is people getting to know each other, it is people spending quality time with each other, people getting a chance to learn about each other. It is people using all their resources wisely… read more about the benefits of team building activities
Team Building Themes
Team building companies usually group their team building activities into various themes. These themes can either relate to the desired outcome of the activities, describe the type of activities or relate to popular television or game shows… read more about team building themes
The Following Activities Are Ideal for Team Building
Clever or Stupid is an interesting lateral-thinking team building exercise which can also be used as a time-filler. Clever or Stupid is a puzzle styled activity that requires the teams to work out a ‘secret key.’ Clever or Stupid stimulates critical-thinking and listening skills. No props are needed.
The Crossword Team is a simple yet creative group team building activity that offers a tactile reflection opportunity with a focus on collaboration and empowering the group to explore options with time restrictions adding an interesting dimension.
In what we call the Negotiation Auction Game a certain value of cash money is placed on auction to a group of players. We suggest a small amount like $10 or possibly $20, however this auction activity works well with anything between $5 up to $100 (we suggest only using a higher amount if those playing are senior management or wealthy individuals).
Human Knot Activity Team Building
Human Knot ActivityThe exercise starts off with having everyone stand in a circle. Each person must then connect and hold hands with somebody opposite them, which will create a ‘Human Knot’. The aim of the exercise is to then untangle themselves, but nobody is allowed to break contact or let their hands go.Resources:No Props Space Required:Small space either Indoors or Outdoors.
The entire group participating in the activity must fit into a circle or square which is on the floor. After the group has all successfully fitted into the circle or square, the object will then be made smaller. Each time all participants fit into the object, it will then be made smaller and smaller.
Our Side Is Better is a team building activity that showcases the behavior patterns of teams and the dynamics therein. Our Side Is Better explores assumptions and highlights critical-thinking and the benefits of social awareness.
The Bean Counter Team Building Activity is based upon the ‘fete’ styled ‘how many sweets are in the jar’ game with an interesting group dynamic spin that illustrates critical-thinking and creativity.
Tune in is a rhythmic name-games that becomes increasingly more challenging as the game progresses. Tune in is ideal for a name learning as well as an interactive ice-breaker.
The Comfort Zone Activity is an activity that guides groups and individuals to explore which skills they should consider developing in a visual and simple manner.
The purpose of this activity is to get the entire team over the finish line simultaneously. If just one member of the team falls behind, then they need to start over again. This whole challenge requires organisation, clear communication, time management and flexibility.Required Resources:Marker cones or rope (anything to make a straight line with).
The Trust Walk Activity is a team building activity which involve leadership, communication and building trust, as the blindfolded participants rely on instructions that they receive in order to avoid obstacles.
Divide the group into teams and blindfold them. Teams must then follow a route holding onto a rope. They will be passing around a number of obstructions in the way. Confidence, encouragement, teambuilding and clear communication are the keys to successful completion of this exercise.