At Work Team Building Exercises

At Work Team Building Exercises

A team that works successfully together will instantly create a more effective and productive environment. But team building activities can be quite difficult to arrange especially trying to fit in when everyone is available. So we have put together a few exercises for you and your work colleagues to take part in during work to get to know each other more and boost team confidence.

  1. Game of Possi­bili­ties

Time: 5 minutes

Number of Players: minimum of one player

Equipment Needed: any random objects

Objective: brings out the team’s creative side

Rules: This game is similar charades in the sense of demonstra­ti­ons and no speaking. So, you give an object to one person in each group and then one at a time somebody has to go up in front of their group and demonstrate a use for that particular object. The de­mons­tra­tors are not allowed to speak and all de­mons­tra­tions must be original.

  1. Human Knot

Time: 15-30 minutes

Number of Players: 5-20 players

Equipment Needed: none

Objective: helps improve commu­nica­tion within the team

Rules: Everyone must first stand in a circle with their shoulders touching. Then everyone in the circle places their right arm into the centre of the circle and holds another person’s hand from across the circle. They then have to place their left arm in the circle and grab another hand of another person’s. With a set time limit given, the group then needs to untangle every ones arms without letting go of each other’s hands. If the group is too big maybe consider smaller groups.

  1. The Barter Puzzle

Time: 1 hour

Number of Players: 4 or more small groups

Equipment Needed: different jigsaw puzzles for each group

Objective: helps improve problem solving and leadership skills

Rules: Once everyone has been put into smaller teams and have a jigsaw each (with the same difficulty level). Their goal is to try and complete their jigsaw the quickest but there’s a twist. Some pieces will be mixed up with another team’s jigsaw. It’s up to the team to figure out how they’re getting that piece back whether it be through negotiating or exchanging team members.

  1. Blind Drawing

Time: 10-15 minutes

Number of Players: 2 or more players

Equipment Needed: a picture, pen and paper

Objective: helps improve interpre­tation and com­mu­nica­tion

Rules: Put everyone into groups of two, have the pair sit back-to-back and give one person the pen and paper and the other the picture. The person who has the picture without saying the word or words of whatever the picture is has to describe what it is to their teammate. The person with the pen and paper then has to draw what they think the picture is based on the verbal description given by their teammate.

And if none of them are up your street and you want to book a team building activity for your team then check out our activities.

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