Finding the right exercise can be challenging, since not every team is comfortable with certain types of activities. Want to save these ideas for later? As a group, take a personality test together. Bring in a speaker, if time allows, to expound on the different personality traits, their strengths, their weaknesses, and a plan on how potential clashes can be alleviated. These tests simplify things and create easily remembered results.
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Believe it or not, fun team building activities for work are critically important to the success of your business. In fact, the personal bonds formed between team members actually give your company a competitive edge. Comparably CEO and engagement expert Jason Nazar explains why that is and how he pulls it off in this clip from the Brand Builder podcast. Another Gallup study reported that engaged companies consistently outperform the competition when it comes to things like profits, productivity, and turnover. Pretty important stuff if you ask us.
Team building games are a great way to bond and bring your employees together. But, some games can come off as boring, ineffective or plain childish. The magic cane or helium stick game is a simple activity to see how teams communicate with each other and solve problems. The premise is that groups of 6 or 8 must lower a helium stick until it is lowered to the ground. Try to keep teams in even numbers. A helium stick is a thin, light-weight rod.
Get monthly tips on how to successfully run projects and remain sane at the same time. Thank you for subscribing! Hmm, something went wrong Please try again. Work Happy. Teams that bond together and collaborate for real , succeed together. Easier said than done. Some of your colleagues might not feel comfortable getting all too childish, while others might already think about how many things they could get done during this time. Technology giants and start-ups, in particular, have already adopted this mindset, providing office perks and socializing events in the form of free lunches, ping-pong tables, hackathons, and regular parties.