Corporate team building is usually part of organization building strategy that aims to improve group cohesiveness and overall team output.
It include activities that center around improving work relationship and enhances employees inert skills and leadership. Team building activities can also be performed indoor or outdoor.
Different activities in any corporate team building may fall in one or more of these categories.
These are activities or exercises that center around improving the participants communication skills. These activities help them identify common communication barriers, come up with a solution on common communication dilemmas, and appreciate the importance of good communication. Problem solving activities are great example of this category.
The participants are asked to sit in circles. Then the facilitator pass a one sentence message to the person in his right side. Then the message is then passed on the next person on the right and so forth. When it comes to the last person in the circle the message is then evaluate and compared to the original message.
Problem solving and decision making exercises
Activities that falls under this category brings out the creative side in each team members. It poses problems that cannot be easily solved, and requires complex decisions and creative solutions. It enhances the each team member’s commitment and responsibility in finishing the task at hand by cooperating with the group to achieve their goal.
The participants are divided into groups, and each group is given the task to build a tower made out of newspaper. Also each group is given the same materials such as an equal number of newspaper, a scissor and a roll of tape. If a group wants more supply, they should exchange it for a specific object that the members own. The first group to finish a stable tower wins the game.
Planning and adaptability exercise
Corporate Team Activities that fall on this category usually requires team members to be flexible in dealing with complex tasks, and to be head on in facing different challenges. These activities also stresses the importance of having a sound plan before acting upon a challenge.
Participants are given scenario of transferring a wolf, a sheep and a child to the other side of the riverbank. But their boat capacity is for only two passengers. The fastest one who solves the scenario wins the game.
This include activities that facilitates and promotes trust between team members.
Trust and Fall
Each group members are blindfolded, steps into a platform, and fall backward to the arms of their group members.
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