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
Team Building Companies in South Africa
TBAE is a completely mobile team building facilitation company in South Africa. They offer interactive team building activities that are adventurous, but safe. One of the best features of their activities are that everybody is able to participate, no matter their fitness level or physical abilities. TBAE’s team building facilitators are all highly skilled, experienced facilitators who are committed to exceeding your expectations and making your next team building event the most memorable ever… find out more about TBAE
The Following Activities Are Ideal for Team Building
You may Begin Group GameYou may begin is a fun pairs fun activity which builds confidence and communication skills.BenefitsExcitingSharpens listening skillsEncourages trustGreat for outdoorsNo propsHave the group form into pairs. One way to divide members is to is to get people with the same number of letters in their name to form a pair.
Leaning Tower Of Feetza Group GameLeaning Tower Of Feetza is a great teamwork activity for large or small groups.BenefitsEasy to set-upFast pacedEncourages teamworkInvolves creativityVery interactiveThose activities that appear to be straightforward often turn out to be the best. Get your large group to divide into smaller groups of say 8 – 15 and instruct them to stay together.
The Longest Combined Shadow Group GameYou don’t need complicated activities to have fun, the simplest is usually the best. The only requirement for this activity is to wait for a nice and sunny day. Get everybody outside in a nice open and wide space. Think sports field or even parking lot.Using anything on hand, mark out a line on the ground.
Moving Balls Experiential and Interactive GameThe aim of the challenge is to get groups to work together. Each group is given a tarpaulin with holes and some tennis balls. Groups must now work as a team to successfully move the tennis balls around the tarpaulin.
Floating Helium Stick Game Suggested Learning Outcomes for the Floating Helium Stick ActivityTeam work and communicationSetting GoalsOrganisationTrouble shooting and problem solvingRequired Resources:1 x 1 meter PVC pipe per team or a hula hoop for each teamSpace Required:A Small Indoor or Outdoor space.
Scrapheap Challenge Team Activity Learning Outcomes for the Scrapheap ChallengeTeam buildingEncourages Original thoughtTrouble shootingOrganisation SkillsRequired Resources: Scrap (anything and everything), old newspapers, scissors, eggs, paper, pens and Sellotape.Space Required: Small Indoors or Outdoors.Group Size: Any size from 8 upwards (split into smaller teams of 4-8).
Minefield Group GameSuggested Learning OutcomesImproving InteractionTeamworkFinding solutions and solving problemsGrouping information for short term memoryWorks on troubleshootingRequired Resources: Minefield (8 x 8 squares) set out on a giant chess/checkers mat, tarpaulin (with taped squares) or carpet tiles and route card/sSpace Required: Small Indoors or Outdoors.
Clever or Stupid or Dead or Alive GameClever 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.
Negotiation Auction GameIn 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 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.
All Aboard Group GameThe 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.