When your team works well together, you can rest assured that your team is going to be more productive, effective and successful. Plus, there is a good chance that your team is going to be a lot happier and much more fun to be around and work with. However, team building at its finest is not an easy task, especially when you consider the fact that most employees hate the sound of team building activities. This is because most traditional team building activities are boring. So, to help get your employees on board with team building and to ensure that your company is on the right track to success (thanks to a strong team), here are a couple of fun, exciting team building activities that your employees are sure to want to participate in:
Escape Room Games
Escape rooms are becoming all the rage today, and it is the perfect way to combine fun and team building through the use of problem solving. If participants want to get out of the room they are in and see the outside world ever again, then they must work together.
There are several different ways you can go about setting up an escape room. For example, participants can have a set amount of time to get out, such as an hour, for participants to solve the clues and find the key to unlock the room and get out. Alternatively, you can make things more interesting and create something like a "Zombie Escape Room". With this, you will need a volunteer to be the zombie, whom you will tie to a rope in the corner of the room. Then, with every five to 10 minutes (depending on how long you want the game to go on), you will release the rope and allow the "zombie" into the room a little more.
Regardless of the type of escape room, though, the end game is the same: they will need to solve a series of clues and puzzles to locate the key in order to get out.
While the Olympics may not be around at the moment, it doesn't mean that your office can't have its very own version of the Olympics. This is a great team building event because everyone has fun, cheers on their teammates, and ultimately celebrates as a team. You can have indoor activities, outdoor activities or a combination of both.
To start, you will want to split your employees into several teams and allow them all to name themselves -- this will be the first step in doing something together as a team. The fitness level of the activities can be up to you. You can keep things simple with quizzes and minor movement, such as throwing small balls into a office wastebasket, or you can get more active and head outside for relay races and tug of war.