Just as the old saying goes, a company is only as good as the people that work for it. And if you want to have the best people working for your company and have them also put their best foot forward on the job, then you need to be sure your employees feel as if they are a part of a cohesive team. While you may know that you want to work on team building with your employees, you may not know ways that you can make the team building process fun and interesting for your employees. Learn more about a few ways that you can make the team building process fun for you and your employees so you can get started as soon as possible.
One of the team building activities that you can try with your employees in the office is known as back-to-back drawing. In this activity, you will split your employees into pairs and have them sit in chairs facing opposite directions (back-to-back). One member of the pair will get a picture of something, and they will have to describe that picture to the person opposite them without actually saying what the object is.
For example, if the person got a picture of a house, they could say there is a square or rectangle with a triangle on top of it, and go on to describe it. The idea is to work on and improve communication skills while working together towards a common goal (getting a closer rendering of the original drawing than other pairs). This can be a great icebreaker activity for team building or be a part of a unit on communication skills.
Go to an Escape Room
If you are more adventurous in your team building efforts, you may want to take your employees off-site for the activities. When this is the case for you and your business, you may want to try taking them to an escape room. Escape rooms are interactive experiences that require groups of people to work together to problem solve their way out of a locked room.
They are given a time limit of 60 minutes on average, though sometimes they get longer. Then, the team has to look for clues, solve puzzles, and otherwise figure out a way to get out of the room and unlock the door before time runs out. This challenge of working and problem-solving together with coworkers can build great teamwork skills and be a fun way of building a team without the in-office pressure.
Now that you know some of the ways that you can have fun building your team, you can start planning the activities for your employees as soon as possible.