Wednesday 9th March 2016
Team building activities are essential in creating a closely-knit, happy and productive team. We believe the best activities not only serve to develop strengths, address weaknesses and increase communication amongst your team members, but also help to form some great memories they can share.
You've done the obstacle course, weekend retreat and themed evening, so now for something a bit more unusual to bond with your co-workers. Here are our top picks:
Forget closing your eyes and falling backward into your colleagues arms. Blindfold driving, is team building at its best, communication is key in this petrifying activity! With one team member driving blind folded, trust your work colleagues to guide you through an obstacle course within a time limit. At least you’ll have the peace of mind that you’re all in it together, as they are all undoubtingly praying that you know the difference between your left and right…
For those people looking to get a little more hands on, why not fall into character for a fully themed theatrical event. Zombie Apocalypse is an interactive experience that sees teammates running through a course, solving puzzles and orienteering whilst being chased by hordes of the undead, once bitten you return as an animated corpse to chase the remainder of your living colleagues. This embraces working together, removes hierarchy boundaries by forcing players to engage as equals and cooperate for their survival… if you don’t, they will eat you.
GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS
Give your colleagues a chance to break a world record; whether it is an individual or team collaboration, from how many Smarties can you eat with chopsticks in one minute to who can do the most clapping press ups in three minutes. This is a fun and energising team building challenge that promotes achievement in your organisation and can adhere to a relatively limited budget. Please click here to see our take on this.
VIRTUAL TEAM BUILDING
If a literal risk factor doesn’t take your fancy try a virtual one. The virtual workplace reduces overheads and overcomes logistical problems such as location, but the lack of face-to-face interaction can also impede trust, innovation, and creativity among team members. Therefore tech company giants such as Google are having their own bespoke virtual team building games crafted, featuring such aspects as virtual icebreakers, virtual scavenger hunts, office tours, exploring interests and highlighting and rewarding colleague’s achievements; they are using tech to enhance their teams connections.
Or Flash Teaming as it is also known, is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform a song and dance routine for a brief time, then quickly disperse. This can act as an innovative and effective team-building event, it’s about surprise, engagement, cohesion, risk taking and energy. It can also provide some great video content for your website and social!
We create fun and unique team building activities that will inspire, motivate and provide value and purpose to your employees. Whether you’re looking for an indoor group event, such as learning a new skill or brain-exercising team games to outdoor activities, such as competitive sports or group adventures. Regardless of your numbers, we are bursting with ideas...