Regardless of the nature of your business, managing a group of people is never easy. Creating a strong team that is truly bonded with each other is really difficult to create and believe it or not, fun-filled team building activities can play a vital role in building one. These activities help to develop personal bonds between the employees that also benefit your organisation in the long run.
It’s all about engagement; the better your employees bond, the better they perform as a team. A recent study found that close work friendships can boost employee satisfaction levels by 50% & people who have a best friend at work are seven times more focused at work.
On this note, we’re going to tell you about some fantastic team building activities that are super fun to do and quite effective as well. Let’s take a look at them!
Ideas are fun and we all love having them. By employing this activity, you can find out if your ideas have teeth or not. Inspired by the series of the same name, the team members have to convince each other that their ideas are as awesome as they think them to be during this activity. To achieve this, they can use anything they want, from graphics to models, skits, whatever they can think of.
This activity will help enhance the creative thinking, communication skills and strategic thinking capabilities of your employees.
Without any phone, google or hints, your employees have to get out of the escape room. This activity will challenge the limits of your employees and in order to successfully come out of the room, they have to set aside their differences and work as a team.
It has proven to polish your employees’ problem-solving skills and develop teamwork, trust and collaboration among them.
Another great activity to get your employees working together is by arranging a scavenger hunt. This activity is bound to seize everyone’s attention and the activities that are involved in it are no less than a treat after a boring workday.
Sort out your employees into teams of 4 or 5 and hand over the clues to them and let them search for the treasure. Team that is able to find most of the items in the shortest time will win.
This activity helps in developing collaboration, teamwork, decision making and critical thinking capabilities of your employees.
Have an in-house Tournament
Select any game that you want to try with your colleagues and hold a tournament for it. You can choose from a wide array of games such as table tennis, ping pong, badminton or any of the board games you want. Then, get a vote to choose a game that everyone wants to try and go with it.
This activity will create healthy competition among your employees and they will be able to bond strongly with one another.
Go to a Karaoke
Who doesn’t love a night out with your colleagues having some drinks while singing your favourite songs? No one, right! Well, this is why karaoke parties are soo popular in offices. Simply gather your employees for a karaoke night after every 3,4 months and build some strong bonds drinking booze while singing and dancing together.
These after-work night outs are great for creating a friendly bond with your employees and knowing them better. Moreover, these types of activities help employees to open up with each other and talk more freely. Especially new recruits can greatly benefit from them.
Take different pieces of ropes and sort your employees into groups of 4,4 people each and blindfold them. Now give each group a rope and ask them to form a perfect square. The first team to do correctly will win the challenge.
This activity helps in developing trust between your employees as well as promote a sense of team building.
Taking your employees out on a trip is another great way to make them bond together. Because of the effectiveness these outdoor activities have in team building, many companies organise regular camping or field trips at least once a year where their employees can relax and interact with each other in a better environment.
These are some activities that you can adopt in your company to promote your employees’ team-building spirit.