TEAM-BUILDING ACTIVITIES THAT ACTUALLY WORK
In case, you are trying to fix a broken or a sloppy team, reward or encourage a hard-working team, make new employees feel at home, or just want your workforce to be satisfied enough to work with you or for you, you need more than just a ‘Happy Hour’. Organizing the right team-building activity is crucial. And well, you must have heard, ‘a happy team is a productive team’. So, we have compiled a list of the top 3 ultimate team-building activities that will make your employees function efficiently. What’s more, they are fun to participate in as well.
1. Museum Hack
Go through a variety of museums in your vicinity, introducing your employees to art, culture, and history in a way they won’t forget, in an adventurous yet interactional team-building activity.
However, remember not to overload them with data and information, rather select a few pieces or wings and present them in a more dynamic yet interesting way via stories, games, or dramas.
This thought-provoking activity will enable your employees to learn that there is always a new or a modern perspective on things and that there is always another way, or another approach to any complication – not only will they take in something new, but they will also improve your business for good.
- Development of friendship among employees
- Increased collaboration
- Improved communication
A better perspective towards daily obstacles of work as well as general life
2. Rock Out
Say farewell to last decade’s Karaoke, and arrange a live band karaoke for your team, whereby your employees will rock the stage by singing in front of a rock band.
It is not only classy but fun, since you are on the stage, playing the guitar, and your teammates are ‘shouting out loud’ for you – it is a dream come true. Even if you are an introvert on the team, it provides them with a chance to support their friends from the audience.
This team-building activity enables your team to share a history, and connect on a certain level, thereby building a strong relationship. Furthermore, they may share a few in-jokes or call each other by their nicknames.
- Increased motivation and productivity
- Development of trust
- A strong connection among employees, leads to strong work relationships
3. Zombie Escape
Organize a collaborative and problem-solving activity by locking your entire team in a room with a zombie fastened with a rope.
Here, the central objective of your team is to escape the zombie, and ultimately the room, by solving a few problems or puzzles. This is a fun, scary yet interesting game since the rope fastened with the zombie elongates every five or ten minutes, enabling the zombie to catch you.
This builds a strong organizational culture since the team is headed towards a common objective. In addition, this provides your employees with enough experience to dodge the everyday organizational problems synonymous with the zombie.
- Innovation and creativity
- Development of a strong organizational culture
Benefits of Team-Building Activities
Well, the ideas are here – all of them being interactive, adventurous yet fun. But you may be wondering, ‘How are they going to help my organization?’ Well, this is how:
- Development of collaboration and trust
- Improved productivity and motivation
- Enhanced ability to think strategically and rationally
- Better communication, and thereby, better relationships
- Nurture organizational strengths and address weaknesses
- Banishment of political as well as personal barriers
All you are required to do now is to pick one suitable team-building activity. This will take your organization on the path to success, by making your employees satisfied yet happy.
Contact us if you are interested in a team building related training program that is tailored to the needs of your organization or team.