Indoor and outdoor fun, team activities can help strengthen relationships as well as reduce work-related stress. The activities can also assist in learning more about each other outside the working environment. However, finding engaging and enjoyable events for everyone may be tedious. Furthermore, thinking of activities that would not be very costly may be challenging. When planning for the next team building event, here are some of the corporate team building activities to consider.
Board Game Tournaments
Organizing board game tournaments is one activity team members can enjoy even without leaving the office. It gets even easier and interesting when the team is big; the leader could pick a single game then the members select specific slots which they should play when they get free time. Some of the common games that require reasonable play period include Jenga, Boggle, and cards. To make the games even more interesting, award prizes to the top three.
An Organized Cook-Off
A cook-off is a culinary activity designed to generate a lot of fun. Coming up with new recipes and preparing new dishes requires creativity and participation among team members. The activity also involves leadership skills due to the several processes involved in making meals. The team may be divided into smaller groups with a single recipe, and each challenged to prepare a unique delicacy. The recipe could be for ice cream, pizza, or salsa. A fun twist that could be added is making each team prepare their food in different shapes (pizza can take various shapes) or use a particular ingredient.
A Lie and Two Truths
This is a great icebreaker when it comes to integration colleagues who are not well acquainted with one another. A Lie and Two Truths is a simple game: the group should be organized into a circle and each member should introduce themselves. Each should then mention three things about themselves; one is a lie and two others being the truth. The remaining team members should then identify the lie and the truths.
Having outdoor or indoor corporate activities is very important to foster teamwork. Most often, employees get exhausted from working throughout the days of the week; by coming up with team building activities, they can comfortably relax their minds. It is, therefore, essential to choose exciting games that are motivating and enjoyable.