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Five Team Building Activities Your Employees Will Love
If you’re anything like majority of the employees in America, then you would probably also break out and
run at the mention of the term team building. Sure, we all understand the noble objectives of this activity,
but workers usually end up feeling forced and your efforts at promoting better communication and fostering
an atmosphere where the team solves problems together backfire.
Team building is often seen by employees as nothing more than a necessary evil. The challenge for you
now is to create team building activities that will actually be fun for your employees. Here are several ideas
to get you started.
1. Nightsout with the Team
Most employees feel they are being forced to be friendly and interact at team building activities. This is the
No. 1 reason why most team building games flop. Instead of pressuring your team to act all buddybuddy
with one another all of a sudden, schedule a time for them to hang out together out of the office where they
will be more comfortable interacting with one another. A Friday night out with the team, a weekend trip to a
museum or going bowling are good places to start.
2. Volunteer Activities
Working together for a cause is a great team building activity where participants can feel they belong to
something that cares for humanity. This is even more helpful when team members are asked to do
something that involves pitching their resources together, such as when they are asked to build houses for
the poor, organize a medical mission or raising funds to purchase school supplies for children in need.
3. Wilderness Adventure
In many ways, the office is just like the wilderness. People have to possess the right skills, trust the
companions they have and work with what little resources are allocated to them. With the right facilitators, a
wilderness adventure where teams are sent out to the wilderness to find their prizes can become the
ultimate team building game. It is not a cheesy activity and is challenging enough for adults to be interested
in. When done really well, your employees will come out of the wilderness with a newfound sense of
respect and interconnectedness with one another.
4. Show and Tell
If team building is limited to the office because of time or budget constraints, consider setting aside a good
portion of your time to Show and Tell. A look back at this grade school favorite tells us that we all love
something that focuses on ourselves. Ask your team members to bring something that tells a lot about
themselves. It can be a piece of jewelry, a book or a souvenir from some memorable holiday and give them
10 minutes to talk about these objects. You will be surprised how much you can learn about your
teammates with this activity.
5. Improved Scavenger Hunts
Scavenger hunts are a classic team building activity. However, the problem with many a scavenger hunt is
that it is nothing more than a mad and uncoordinated dash to the finish line. If you want to hold a scavenger
hunt, consider including challenges that require more critical thinking and grouporiented problemsolving