Corporate Team Building Games

Team building is an effective way to employee morale and team productivity. It is the best way to get your team connected. We organize the best corporate team outing in Bangalore. Corporate team outings and team building games are specifically designed to bring the all the employees and learn to work as a team rather than working as an individual. Corporate team building has many benefits. We conduct team outing in Bangalore that will help to improve group skills, bridge the communication gap between the employees and helps to create a great bondage and harmony. Don’t have enough time to plan an event yourself? Or Are you bored of the same old games and for fresh ideas for a fun team building activity? Is so, you are in the right place.

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Rob Wormley has shared many innovative team building ideas in his blog http://wheniwork.com/blog/team-building-games/ which are both fun filled and  challenging

Here is a list of some of the best team building ideas

1.  What makes you tick: This is an activity where in you learn about each other’s personalities and see what king of personalities will clash. In this activity the group takes a personality test which reveals different personality traits, strengths and weakness. You can use simple personality test. The best option would be true colours personality test (https://truecolorsintl.com/) or the DISC personality test (https://discpersonalitytesting.com/). These tests simplifies things and create easily remembered results which will help when a conflict arises among the team. The main objective of this activity is to know how each team react in different situations, what motivates and demotivates them. This gives an idea on how to approach each other differently to succeed in work and personal interaction.

 

2. Ideas as building rocks: Here you need to create a fictional problem that must be solved. It could be a theoretical product, a brain teaser, a riddle, a design challenge or anything that needs a solution. The team write down the idea on a large sheet of paper. In a sentence or two. You should pass the paper to the person on their left, and instruct them to use the new idea to build another solution upon. As simple as that! Several rounds can be conducted. This exercise is a good opportunity to show the value of everyone’s ideas.

 

3. Barter Puzzle: Divide the team into groups of equal members. Each team will be given a distinctly different jigsaw puzzle of equal difficulty. The puzzle must be completed in a given amount of time as a group. The twist here is some of the pieces in their puzzle belong to the other puzzles in the room. The goal is to complete the puzzle before the other groups, and you must come up with your own method of convincing the other teams to surrender the pieces you need, whether through barter, exchange of team members, donating time to another team, a merger, etc. Whatever you choose to do, you must do it as a group. This exercise is time-consuming, but it accomplishes creative teamwork on several levels. As a team, you must build the puzzle. As a team, you must find a way to convince the other teams to help you. In other words, you must solve both the puzzle and the problem of getting your pieces back.

 

4. Scavenger Hunt: Divide your team into equal sized groups, and send them out with a list of items to locate and bring back. Whether they remain in the office or are to leave the building is up to you. The ultimate goal is to get back first with the most items. You may want to set a time limit so that all groups are back in a reasonable time, whether they found all items or not. A scavenger hunt can be themed, and might involve a variety of clues or other twists that force a team to get creative and work together. A scavenger hunt is a fun activity that forces people to work together as a team. It spurs creativity, particularly if clues or riddles are involved.

 

5. Organizational Jenga: Using wooden blocks mark the blocks according to the hierarchies present in your company. For example, you might have some blocks denoted as the IT department, and others as HR. You might have particular shaped blocks marked as “manager” and block shapes as “support staff.” The labelled blocks should reflect the composition of your office. (E.g. if 10% of your staff is IT, so should 10% of the blocks). Divide your team into groups, giving them an equal number and kind of blocks. From here, either specify the type of structure each team must build, or provide guidelines and allow them to build any structure they want. When the time limit has been reached, each team, taking turns, must begin to remove a block at a time without destroying their structure. Do not inform them ahead of time that you will be asking them to do this. This exercise is meant to show how each department and the various managers and staff positions are necessary to complete the task, and that without everyone in place, things fall apart.

 

6. Blind drawing: Divide your team into groups of two each. Have each person sit with their back to the other. One person will have a picture. The other person will have a blank sheet of paper and a pen. The team member with the picture must not show the other person the image. Instead, he should describe the image without using words that give it away, while the other team member is to draw what is being described. This should be completed within the given amount of time. This is an exercise that focuses on communication and language. This gives a chance to see how different the interpretation of instructions can be even when they are supposedly talking about the same thing.

 

7. The Perfect square: Gather your team in a circle, and have them sit down. Each team member should then put on a provided blindfold. Taking a long rope with its ends tied together, place the rope in each person’s hands so that they all have a hold of it.  The idea is to leave the circle and form a perfect square out of the rope without removing the blindfolds. Once the team believes they have formed a square, they can remove the blindfolds and see what they’ve accomplished. You can introduce variations into this game. For example, you might, at random, instruct a team member to not speak. One by one, members of the group are muted, making communication more challenging. This exercise deals with both communication and leadership styles. There will inevitably be team members who want to take charge, and others who want to be given direction. The team will have to work together to create the square, and find a way to communicate without being able to see. By introducing the “muting” feature, you also inject the question of trust. Since instructions can’t be vocally verified, the team member calling out instructions has to trust those who cannot talk to do as they are told.

 

8. Company concentration: Create a card deck that has images or words related to your company or brand. It might be logos, products, photos of your team, and so on. Take turns flipping over two at a time. The goal was to collect as many pairs as possible, remembering what you’d seen. Divide up into teams and see which team can match the most pairs in the least amount of time. This activity helps to learn the names, information, and visuals associated with your company. This is particularly effective if you have a lot of new team members.

 

9. Triangulate your place: Assemble all but one of your team members in the shape of a triangle. They should be facing into the triangle, standing side by side to create the outline of the shape. Take the remaining member and place them inside the triangle. Let them choose to face whatever direction they want to, and instruct your team to remember exactly where they were in relation to the spinner. They should note who they were standing next to, and how they fit into the triangle shape based on where the spinner is facing. The spinner should begin to slowly spin around. Without warning, the spinner should stop and stand still. At that point, the team has a set amount of time to reassemble into place so that the end result is a triangle situated correctly according to whatever direction the spinner chose to face. This activity is a great way to get the blood-pumping and to get your team to work together. They need to remember where they belong on the triangle, and help others, too, in order to finish in time.

 

10. Watch where you step: Using masking tape, create a large polygonal shape on the floor. It should be about 12 feet long by 6 feet wide, at least. Mark the start and stopping points. Make the shape a bit convoluted, choosing a shape that is elongated with the idea that people must make their way from one end to the other. Place a few squeaky dog toys inside the shape, and twice as many full sheets of paper with a large X on them inside the shape. The paper is the mines. At least two at a time, each person on your team must make their way from start to finish blindfolded. They cannot step outside of the boundary, nor can they step on a mine. If they do, they are frozen. They can only be unfrozen if someone else inside the shape steps on a squeak toy. Their only guidance is the vocal commands of those outside the shape who are not blindfolded. This game is about communication, and trusting each other. Players learn to be observant of multiple action as well as give clear and timely advice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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