Team building activities has a crucial role in backing up your group of employees in doing their job better than before and will exceed the expectations of the bosses. These consists of different fun activities that is incorporated with lessons like solving problem, proper communication, learning to trust each other and giving respect to each other inside the organization. As long as you are open with the fun activities that are being conducted, you will be able to learn so much. This gives the chance for them to confirm the motion at play within the group in which in turn, gives the lesson on how to be able to head a team, organize and learn how to properly communicate.
These games are very familiar and can transform from games that are played by children to difficult problem solving challenges. Aside from that, the activities can be done outside or indoor, in the morning or in the evening. The materials needed can go as cheap as you can imagine but the only thing that you need to have is the expertise of a person who can facilitate the event. Trusted organizer and facilitators can give the event a positive result but an untrained one can ruin the opportunity for the employees to learn and be productive from the said event. Thus, the role of an organizer is important.
Here are some of games that you can engage through the event:
Improvisation circle – this game is highly recommended for ice breaker purposes especially for groups that are just formed. They will need to create a circle while the organizer will introduce a topic. The group should need to create a story on the topic by adding one word each turn. The one who will start on the topic needs to look at the person on the right side and make an eye contact then say the first word until it goes on and on to each member of the group. The eye contact is an important part in making the story and at the end of the story, you will be able to create a story together.
Catastrophe – of all the problem solving games, it is the most advanced kind because this game requires effort and commitment to be done successfully. The team will be given different situations like crashing in a cold wilderness with a temperature of below zero. The team needs to have twelve items and give priority to each item that will help them in surviving the wilderness. This gives a chance for each member to know their fellow worker through how they think and what they would do during a disaster.
Minefield – an activity that can be done indoors or outdoors and does not require certain materials to be used. You also need to prepare a mine field that is being placed randomly. The participants should look for partners and this can be done by drawing names in a hat. This game is all about the first person to be blindfolded while the other one’s going to be responsible for giving instructions to the blindfolded one to go pass through the minefields. This game aims to develop trust and good communication within the group or the organization.
Group juggle – targets the capacity of the group to solve problems and how they cooperate with each other. This is formed by a group of six to eight members or more and need to form a circle. This game needs a ball and the ball should be tossed to each person but nobody should be having it twice already. After the game, the time is calculated and determine who has been the best group in this game in the second attempt of the game. Then, after the second attempt the group should be able to solve why they weren’t able to finish the game faster.
Once you are in an organization, there are certain things that you need to engage in and you will be able to achieve the goal of the team through improved team spirit and unity.
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