Team building helps to motivate employees, facilitates communication and can help the workplace grow. Whether you have a retreat coming up or you just want to plan a few group activities for your weekly staff meeting, team building games add a sense of fun to everyone's work day and can bring the group together. These games provide the whole group with the chance to get to know each other better, work as a unit and learn how to better support each other.
What can you do to build your team? Take a look at these games that will get everyone talking. Oh, and don't worry about your staff muttering, "Ugh! Not another 'team building' game." These are activities that everyone will actually want to do:
Two Truths and Lie
How well do your co-workers know each other? This game helps the group learn more about everyone — even if that means learning who can 'not to tell the truth' the best.
Each staff member has to come up with three statements about themselves. Two are true, and one is a lie. Keep in mind, these can only include information (whether it's real or fake) about the person. This shouldn't include general information, such as historical facts or statements about pop culture.
Each team member needs to decide which are the two truths and which one is the lie.
Favorite Fill in the Blank
This team building game helps co-workers get to know each other better. It also helps them to bond by finding some of the similarities they might have. Pick an event or a theme to fill in the blank of, "My favorite _____ is." For example, you could ask the team members to talk about their favorite childhood memory, favorite birthday party, favorite animal or favorite food.
Go beyond just a one-word answer and ask each person to elaborate on their response with a simple story. This provides more insight into who the person is.
Break a large group into small teams. If you have multiple departments or groups of employees who don't typically work together, consider mix and mingling them so that everyone can meet someone new. Or you could go for a 'build the team you already have' approach and make each grouping one department or work area.
Set up an in-office or neighborhood scavenger hunt. This gets everyone to work together, solving clues and having fun. Set up the clues so that each group ends at the same place. Make the finish line a party spot and throw a post-scavenger hunt soiree for the employees to continue the bonding experience.
Turn your team building games into fun-filled activities that will help everyone get to know each other better. By doing this you may be increasing productivity and turning the workplace into a more welcoming environment. Contact a company like Houdini’s Room Escape for more information and assistance.Share
5 October 2017
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