It is very normal to get tired of the routine tasks at work. It would be difficult for you to imagine that you might possibly enjoy your job.
Have you found any team building activities that will not only help your group collaborate on fresh ideas but also save them from getting bored? Teamwork will improve, and everyone will have a fantastic time making new memories together. These exercises will be entertaining as well as enlightening.
What is the primary goal of team building?
The main goal of team building activities are to enable individuals to contribute towards shared goals. The ability of an organization’s personnel to operate as a team, comprehend each other’s strengths and weaknesses, show interest in one another’s interests, and produce the desired quality work together is essential to the organization’s success.
1. Sneak & peak
Time: 25 minutes
Participants: 4 or more
Tools: Popsicle sticks, Legos, or anything like
Running the Activity: Create a block sculpture before the activity starts, then hide it from all of the teams. Give each team an equal amount of building materials, and divide the teams into groups of 2 to 8 people. Invite one person from each team to visit and have a quick 10-second “sneak peak” of the sculpture. They then return to their teams and have 25 seconds to explain how to rebuild the same monument to their teams.
Another person from each team is sent to steal a glimpse at the sculpture after 25 seconds. The process is repeated until one of the teams is able to make a copy of the original statue.
Objective: The main goal of this activity is to help people understand how important each person is to the success of a team as a whole.
2. Barter Mystery
Time: 45 minutes to an hour
Tools: Jigsaw puzzles are a tool.
Participants: 10–12 participants
Playing Guide: Form groups of no more than four persons. Give every group a unique jigsaw puzzle of the same level of complexity. The catch to this game is that certain puzzle pieces will be randomly mixed in with puzzles from other groups.
By negotiating, trading, or bartering team members or puzzle pieces with other teams, they must finish their puzzle. Regardless of how they go about it, a consensus must be reached before any choices are made. The team that completes their puzzle first in this team building exercise wins.
Objective: Enhances a variety of abilities, including strategy, negotiation, and problem-solving. It also evaluates the leadership and communication abilities of your staff.
3. Blind drawing
Tools: Pen, paper, and images
Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Participants: Numerous pairs
Playing Guide: People should be seated back-to-back in groups of two. Give one individual an image and the other a piece of paper and a pen. Without revealing what is on the picture, ask the person holding it to describe it to their partner.
Objective: It fosters the growth of leadership, interpreting, and communication abilities.
4. A treasure hunt
Time: Two to three hours
Tools: No tools are required.
Conducting the Activity: Divide workers into groups of four or more. Assign groups a list of enjoyable goods with various point values for each activity. Set a deadline for finishing them.
These can include snapping selfies with random people, answering trivia questions about the business, or cooking a meal with supplies found in the break room.
Objective: The goal is to foster a sense of unity and friendship among the staff. Problem-solving by cooperating with team and planning strategies are additional abilities that can be learned.
5. A lie and the truth
Time: an hour
Tools: Pen and paper
Running the Activity: Play the game with at least 8–10 players for it to be enjoyable. Place them in a circle, facing one another. Each person should list three things about themselves, one of which cannot be true. The remaining individuals must determine which is a lie and which two are truths.
Objective: The goal of the icebreaker game “two truths and a lie” is to introduce coworkers to one another through enjoyable conversations.
6. Salt and pepper
Tools: tape, pens, and sheets of paper
Participants: 10 to 15 workers
Step 1: Create a list of well-known combinations. Think of macaroni and cheese, Popeye and spinach, or salt and pepper.
Step 2: Divide the pairings, and just one of them should be written on each sheet of paper. For example, salt should go on one paper while pepper should go on the other.
Step 3: Make sure the rest of the team cannot see the paper that is taped to the back of each team member.
Next Step 4: To find out what phrase has been tape to their backs, each team member must ask yes-or-no questions when the game begins.
Step 5: Once they realise that, they can locate their other pair. Three to five interesting facts about each other will be share while the two are seat.
Objective: This is one of those team building activities that is ideal for groups focuse on sales or marketing.
7. Birthday lineup for the team
Time: 10 to 15 minutes.
Participants: 8 to 10 people per team
No tools are required.
Conducting the activity: Participants must line up in a straight line. After that, you will be request to stand in the order of your birthdays (without considering the year). The difficulty is that none of the group’s participants can speak. However, you can find out about each other’s birthdays by using nonverbal cues, nudges, and other techniques, like nonverbal cues.
Objective: The goal of this activity is to get people to work together, talk to each other, and solve problems.
8. Penny for your thoughts.
Time: 30 minutes
Tools: A jar and coins
Running the Activity: To complete this activity, you must gather coins from the listed year that are not older than the youngest team member and place them in a jar. The next step is for each player to choose a coin and relate a memorable event that occurred during the specified year.
Objective: The team members will be able to open up and gain insight into one another’s lives as a result.