We are all aware of the importance of team building, especially in this day and age when teams are trying to stay efficient despite the current pandemic. The fact remains that teams are more efficient and productive when they collaborate well. Although it may seem too difficult to organize meaningful team building activities and gain success with leadership in teams. What team building activities are used by companies today?
Team building is about building trust through effort and achievement resulting in increased motivation. TIght cohesive teams are more efficient, productive, communicate better, and of course, work together better then teams that are not cohesive.
TEAM = Trust + Effort + Achievement + Motivation
There are still many things you can do to ensure unity and boost productivity of your team by cultivating greater interpersonal relationships. Some of the ideas suggested below may not be new to you, but some will hopefully give you a great idea for activities that most, if not all, people will like and it may get employees excited about work. So, take a look and see if you can arrange these activities now or in the near future.
Bond Through Board Games
The least expensive activity on this list and one that requires the least preparation is an event that can be organized in your offices. All you need to do is provide different board games, as well as some snacks and drinks. People might even bring their own favorite games and teach their colleagues how to play them. Again, the focus is not on competing, but on people spending time together, having fun and getting to know each other better.
This may seem like a very radical team building activity, but we assure you that it can be a great success. First of all, going camping means leaving your comfort zone and learning to adapt by thinking outside the box and applying skills in a completely different environment.
However, you need to provide your colleagues with all the necessary equipment and gear, such as tents, sleeping bags, food and water, a sturdy switch blade knife and a first aid kit. Also, select a period when no extreme temperatures are expected, so that people can really enjoy themselves while spending time outdoors. This is especially important to those who have never been camping and you don’t want bad weather to ruin the whole experience.
Most people have already tried this activity, either with friends or coworkers. Still, you can exploit this fun and inexpensive way of allowing people a chance to work together in order to solve a problem that is seemingly insolvable. Find a local escape room offering problems that require combined knowledge to solve or those that will ask people to overcome their fears.
Again, the focus should be on collaboration rather than the time needed to solve the problem. As with most other activities, you should make teams comprising of people who don’t know each other so well. Since the activity is designed to require communication and combined knowledge of all members, they’ll have to maximize everyone’s strength in order to solve the puzzle. This is also a great way to build trust among team members.
One that you probably expected to find here, a scavenger hunt has been among the most popular team building activities for many years now. Team members have to communicate with each other and figure out the strengths of each individual in order to complete the tasks. Sometimes they might be required to step outside their comfort zone, but the most important thing is that those who need to do that feel secure, because they have their team members by their side.
Like with most other activities suggested here, it’s usually best to create teams consisting of people who don’t work or spend time together or who might not even know each other at all in order to get familiar with their colleagues. The result will be beneficial for the overall communication in the company.
Collaborate with Pub Trivia
Some employees would rather not do anything physical for a number of reasons and if there are those among your employees, you might want to consider a pub trivia event. You can organize it in a local pub to make it more authentic, though you might also gather people through an online platform. The most important thing is for people to have fun and ensure employees collaborate, which is why you should put them in teams with those they don’t know so well, since the point of pub trivia and team building activities is to allow people to get to know each other better while having a great time.Top of Form
These are just some team building ideas for you if you’re planning to organize some team building activities for your company. As you can see, they don’t require substantial funds and can be organized easily.
On the other hand, if you choose the right activities, people will be able to have a great time, with great stories to tell, which will have an excellent effect on their relationships and, eventually, motivation and productivity will improve. And driving organizational performance is key to successful organizations.