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.
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.
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.
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.
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.