Games in Work for Team Building
These fun team building games are a great way for helping employees improve a range of different skills together. They can last from 5 minutes to up to an hour and can all be held right in the office.
1. Show & Tell
A great team building game that’s quick and easy. Give an object to one person in the group. That person will demonstrate a use for the object in front of the rest of the team. The rest of the team have to guess what the player is demonstrating. The demonstrator isn’t allowed to use words and come up with funny, entertaining ideas. Everyone love charades and this isn’t too different. Great for developing creativity and innovation.
2. One Question
This game’s a particularly interesting one and a good way to get to know your co-workers by seeing how they think. Come up with several unique scenarios where someone is tasked with doing something important. For example, hiring for a job, organising a festival or commanding an army! Each team member has to come up with one perfect question to ask to determine whether someone qualifies for that job. Everyone writes their question down and compares them.
3. Blind Artist
Have two people sit back-to-back. Give one person a piece of paper and a pen, and the other a picture. The person holding the picture must describe the picture to the artist without saying what it is. For example, if the image is a fish in a bowl you might tell them to start off by drawing a circle and go from there. A great team building game for strengthening employee’s communication skills.
4. This is Better than That
Bring in four different everyday objects. Come up with a scenario where’s there’s a problem that needs to be solved, like being trapped on a desert island. Your employees need to rank the items order of usefulness to that situation. Then they have to explain why they chose that order. An interesting exercise that develops innovation and resourcefulness.
5. Truth or Lie?
Have everyone sit in a circle. Each person must come up with 3 lies and one truth about themselves. Go around the circle and have everyone say their truths and lies. The rest must guess which is which. A simple game that’s a great ice-breaker and that helps to eliminate employee’s snap judgements of one another.
If you feel like these short and sweet games aren't quite hitting the mark, why not go bold with the many full day team building activities on offer - your employees will thank you later!