Team building activities are supposed to be enjoyable and educational at the same time. Not only do they help the team members learn a good deal about each other but also let them have fun. This way it’s easy to include them during a break between corporate meetings and conferences without making them feel dull or boring.
These activities are ideal for:
– Increasing bonding between your team members
– Energizing long meetings and conferences
– Planning an icebreaker for newly joined team members
But are you worried if some of your employees will think “Oh this team building game is not for me!”? Well, this concerns so many team managers that we had to come up with a list of 5 of the most amazing team building activities and games that have a high fun quotient and are easy to organize. In fact, these are some of the best activities you can plan for team building events for small groups. So let’s dig right in!
5 Fun Team Building Activities Your Team Will Actually Enjoy
Team Building Game #1: In It to Win It
As you can guess by its name, this team building activity is inspired by the international game show “Minute to Win It”. It gets every team member involved and is enjoyed by all, participators and spectators alike. For this activity, your team will be divided into multiple teams which will then compete against each other in a series of challenges all of which need to be completed within one minute.
Wondering how you too can organize this activity at your office? Well, you can easily organize this event using everyday household objects such as paper cups, elastic bands, empty cans, toilet paper, and balloons. But you need to have a strategy in place to ensure every single person gets a chance to participate in at least one challenge. You will then award points for each challenge and the team that has collected the highest points, in the end, is declared the winner. Sounds simple, doesn’t it?
Team Building Game #2: Game Show Mania
You have probably watched game shows on TV for years by now. Have you found yourself saying “These questions are so easy!”? Well, if you have then it’s time to get ready for the game! You can play any type of quiz game in this activity. Having said this, you need to have a library of good trivia questions or it may feel way too easy for everyone to jump in at once. Wondering what kind of questions you can ask in the game? Anything related to your company’s line of products to fun facts about your team members can be used to make questions – and you need to plan multiple rounds of questions. This way they stay entertained and also get to know a good deal about the topics covered in various rounds of the game. Sounds good?
Team Building Game #3: Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunt has plenty of room of innovation and guarantees a fun-filled team building activity. You can organize it in or around your office space, or go to a play arena around where your corporate get-together is planned. Resorts and theme parks are not a bad place to play this either. Not just that, it’s fairly simple to organize. You can have team members solve riddles, find lost treasures, or just explore their surroundings. Want to know the best part? You can have challenges that can make even the most introvert ones come out of their comfort zone and have interaction with other team members on the mission. You can make it even better by leaving some room for participants to use their creativity. In the end, they should all feel like superheroes – as if they have achieved something big. It’s nothing short of a real mission, or is it?
Team Building Game #4: Low-Tech Social Network
Social networks are cool! What could be better than letting your group draw a low-tech version of their social network – the group itself! Of course, there are many group members who know other members of the group through someone else in the group. This is where the fun part begins. In this activity, they get to map the connections between each of the team members on a whiteboard. They create each other’s “avatars” on the board and then draw connecting lines to show how they know other group members. As you can already guess, this activity will go great as an ice-breaker at corporate events where team members don’t know each other that well.
Team Building Game #5: Movie Maker
Who doesn’t want to be a star? At least everyone has dreamed of it as kids. So give your group members an opportunity to act like one in their very own movie. They will need to do everything from creating storyboards and scripts to using props and finding suitable locations to shoot their scenes. Not to mention, they will even need to work on editing it later on once they are done with the shooting part. This way everyone will have a role to play in the making of a top class feature film (or something similar of that sort). Not only is this an effective team building activity, but it’s also a great way to make them live their dream, at least for some time.
Who said organizing team building events for small groups is a tough job? (Well, maybe it is, but you get the point!)
All of the above team building games provide plenty of opportunity for communication, bonding, and strategizing. One thing is for sure – at the end of the long day filled with meetings and these fun team building activities, your whole group will come back cheerful and have so many fun stories to share with each other. What else would you want?
But if you are ready to plan some activities for your group and don’t want to waste much time in planning and organizing it, leave the work to one of the best event management firms in Singapore that are great at what they do – organizing events!
Also, do let us know which of the team building activities you like the most and why in the comment section below. Until next time, Ciao!