Are you interested in holding team building events for your company, then you’ll be pleased to hear that you don’t have to spend huge amounts of your company budget on them. Get in touch with a few corporate events companies and get some quotes – you may be surprised at just how affordable team building events can be. This makes them accessible for businesses of all sizes – even start-ups. If you’re struggling for team building ideas, read on. Here are some great activities that can help your employees learn to work together to achieve a common goal…
Title: The Blind Wine Waiter
General overview: The Blind Wine Waiter activity requires teams of six to find, uncork and then pour a bottle of wine into give glasses. Team members must only carry out one element of the task each and a minimum of five if them must be blindfolded.
Title: Bonding Belt
General overview: Designed to encourage team bonding, teams of six are quite literally bonded to one another by way of a cling film waistband. They must race across the room against the clock with the aim of improving their time on each attempt. This can certainly create a talking point amongst employees the day after!
Title: Zombie Escape
General Overview: Gather a group of employees in a conference room (or other empty space) and “lock” the door. Before you do this, choose one person to play the role of the zombie. They should be tied to a rope a corner of the room, with around one foot of leeway. Every five minutes or so, the rope should be let out another foot, ensuring that they get closer and closer to the living team members. Before the zombie can reach them, they must solve a number of puzzles in order to find the key that unlocks the door to the room.
General overview: This challenge requires groups of 4 or 5 to pretend they are Arctic explorers caught in bad weather. They will need to choose a leader and put up a tent to provide them with shelter. The leader can’t help as he/she has frostbite in both hands, whilst the rest of the team can’t see, as a result of snow blindness. They must work together to erect the tent as quickly as possible.
Title: A Shrinking Vessel
General overview: Mark a space on the floor (using tape or a rope or blanket) and have a number of employees stand in that space. Slowly shrunk the space in order to encourage them to work together to keep everyone within the boundaries.
There are literally hundreds of team building ideas out there, so why not contact a team building events agency in London to see what your options are? You can expect your employees to benefit greatly from taking part in team building activities, becoming more motivated, skilled and productive.