Team building is an essential part in ensuring that a company’s employees are able to work as a team, functioning as one cohesive unit. However, it’s important to note that the team building activity should also be fun. After all, employees who are having fun are gaining more from the activity.
According to Quality Logo Products, There are times when morale and spirit of a company are down. These usually occur when a company experiences a rough month or two. Though this is normal, it doesn’t have to stay this way as there are several fun team-building activities that companies can do to lift the spirits and morale of its employees.
The beauty about it is that these activities don’t require companies to spend a lot of money or even go to a venue just to do this. They can do this in a function room, or even in a conference room and it also won’t take much time. So allotting about an hour or two in a day to do one or two activities can help the company achieve its goal.
With that, here are three fun activities that can help increase the morale of a employees.
Circle of Questions – This is a fun game that promotes communication skills, motivation, and listening skills. This is also a great game to new employees assimilated with the team or for new teams to get to know each member. This game will need a stopwatch, papers, and some pens or pencil.
This will usually take 10 to 30 minutes and can be played with as little as 10 members.
Divide the team into two equally. Have one team stand in a circle facing outward and the other team to create a larger circle around the first team and stand inward. The inner circle will the first one to ask a question (the manager will be the one to provide the question). The ones in the outer circle will have 30 seconds to answer the question. After the 30 seconds is up, the ones in the outer circle will ask the same question to the ones in the inner circle. Once done, the ones in the outer circle move to the right until they’re facing a different person. Repeat the process until people from the outer circle has fully rotated to everyone in the inner circle. It’s better to make the question open-ended, like “where do you see yourself 5 years from now?” for a more interesting answer.
Being There – Another fun game will test the employees’ observation skills, memory, communication skills and teach them the importance of being present in the moment, “being there.”
The game will take 20 to 40 minutes, and would require pens, some papers, chairs, tables, and a list of 10-20 questions about the participants or the work/meeting environment.
Divide the team into two equal groups and provide each group with some papers and pens. Begin the game by asking a question and having the teams write down their answers in the paper. Reward the team with most points at the end of the game to make it more interesting. Questions to be asked could be “what time does (person A) usually arrive in the office?” or “what’s the color of marketing department’s walls?”
Bonding Belt – This is a fun and exciting game that encourages employees to discuss and interact with their peers.
This game will only take 15 to 30 minutes and would require a large space (to allow them to move from one point to another), a timer and some rope, band or any item that can keep everyone together.
The team will be divided into two equal members. Explain what they will be doing and give them a chance to strategize. After strategizing band each member of the team with each other. Just make sure that the team will be united in their movements. Once it’s secure begin with the race, and the first team to reach the finish line will win. This game can be repeated several times to allow the losing team to think of a different strategy for them to win.
Team building activities help promote teamwork and camaraderie among employees. However, they can also help increase the morale and spirit of the company, especially if it’s a fun activity.
What’s even more fun, is conducting the activity in a foreign land. Not only will this be fun, but it can also relieve stress among employees. For companies thinking of conducting their team building in Vietnam, Asia Phoenix, a teambuilding company, can help you with that. For more details, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website.