With the world returning to normal, it has never been as important to host a corporate team building activity to bring your colleagues back together.
Team building events can help co-workers better understand one another and learn to be more effective at working together. In fact, it has been found that socialising between team members improves communication patterns by more than 50%.
So, if you want to encourage more effective communication, boost employee productivity or improve morale, this list of team building activities is for you.
Indoor team building activities
Are you looking for something a little bit different for your next corporate team building event? Private hire of an arcade could be the perfect option. Let your team re-connect over a game of bowling, shuffleboard or ping pong. Go head-to-head on the retro arcade games to inject a fun, competitive spirit!
Crime scene experience
This corporate team building activity will submerge your colleagues into the challenges faced by Crime Scene Investigators and Detectives. The groups will come face to face with a murder case. They will have to piece together the evidence to identify the motive, method and means and catch the culprit. This is ideal for team building and unlocking people’s hidden strengths.
Let’s get ready to jungle
Find out who will be crowned the King or Queen of the jungle in a series of challenges, including the infamous bush tucker trials. In this team building activity, your staff will work together to take on mental, physical and even some eating challenges – if they are brave enough!
Bring all the fun of the circus to a venue of your choice. Participants will have an opportunity to learn various skills, from juggling and plate spinning through to low-wire tightrope walking and stilt walking! This fun activity is perfect for boosting morale and positivity amongst your workforce.
Outdoor team building activities
Archery and target sports
Target sports can provide a welcome change of pace from the usual corporate team building activities. Here skill, a cool head and judgement count more than speed and adrenaline. Choose from archery, air rifle shooting, axe throwing, laser clay shooting and more.
Teamwork and leadership are only some of the skills you can develop in this ultimate team building experience. Put your team through their paces with activities such as fire making, foraging, high ropes and wilderness rescue. Giving your team an active day out can also help to boost physical wellbeing.
Plunge your colleagues into the murky underworld of secret agents on a mission to find out who is in fact an enemy spy! Your team will follow a trail of intelligence around your chosen town or city. They will crack into emails, meet with undercover agents and decipher cryptic messages, all in the hunt to find out who is the traitor in the midst. By working in collaboration, your team will get to know one another better and build trust.
It’s a knockout
It’s a knockout is a fast-paced, high energy team building activity. Teams will compete using colourful inflatables, costumes, props, water and lots of bubbles! This fun, energetic activity provides a great way for staff to see another side of their colleagues that they may not usually see at work.
Large group team building activities
Why not plan a team building activity based on a scavenger hunt? From trivia challenges to local treasures and charity fundraising, there are lots of themes to choose from. Friendly competition helps bond teammates. Plus, the hunt itself is usually filled with challenges that stretch limits as well as imagination.
Corporate sports day
Re-live your school days with a team building sports day for your employees. Take part in favourites such as egg and spoon race, sack race, hoop toss and a three-legged race. Businesses cannot function if their staff are missing days due to health issues. So, promoting good physical health through team building is very important.
Guided food tours
Private food tours are a great opportunity for your team to get outside of their usual office environment. Hit the streets of your desired city to taste delicious treats. This activity is customisable to meet all tastes and is great for large or small groups.
This exciting activity is the perfect short conference energiser or a longer team building experience. An expert beatbox artist will perform a variety of jaw-dropping sounds effects and hypnotic drum machine beats to show the raw potential of the human voice. Then it’s your turn!
Small group team building activities
Perfume apprentice challenge
A fun, interactive and skills-building corporate team building day. Teams go head-to-head putting a variety of skills to the test, as they create their signature fragrance and brand to capture the market.
Jewellery making experience
A fabulous team building activity, where fun and creativity are combined into a wonderful jewellery making workshop. The craft of jewellery making will inspire and stimulate your staff. It will not only create a bond but also enliven and rejuvenate your teams’ creativity.
Floristry is an innovative and creative way to motivate and challenge staff by getting them to learn new skills that they can take away with them. Participants can learn skills such as vase arrangements, hand tied bouquets, festive arrangements or floral table settings for special occasions.
Making short animated films requires teams to communicate effectively to achieve the end goal. Delegates will be assigned individual tasks, such as Director, Producer and Animator. Using professional animation resources and expertise, they will then go through the process of storyboarding ideas, creating their own plasticine characters and bringing them to life through animation!
Creative team building activities
Guaranteed to appeal to everyone’s taste buds. You can run these in a range of ways, from chocolate making workshops to ‘Apprentice’ style chocolate team building challenges, where teams have to work to a specific brief and develop a box of chocolates for a specific target market.
This will strengthen and enhance your workforce by highlighting the individual strengths of each team member and allowing many different hands to work together at the same time, one sandcastle at a time.
Explore your artistic side! This relaxing, creative activity is ideal for team bonding and promoting wellness. Not to mention, your staff will come away with a practical keepsake to remember the day.
With the help of a professional photographer, you can learn new camera skills. You will also discover how to apply some of these principles in your everyday working environment. This is a fun activity that will leave your team feeling recharged and refreshed.
Charitable team building activities
An organised charity walk/run
Sign up for a group walk or run that benefits a specific cause. You can collect donations and contribute proceeds to the event’s supporting organisation. Participating in an activity that helps other’s can also have a great impact on a person’s mental health.
School supply scramble
Class is in session with this philanthropic activity. Your team will be tested by a variety of education-themed challenges. Each successfully completed challenge will earn your team school supplies. You’ll use those to fill as many backpacks as possible in the time allotted. All backpacks will be donated to charity.
Flower pot decorating
With your colleagues, decorate terracotta pots and plant some seasonal flowers in them. Then, deliver and donate the flower pots to a local nursing home. Encouraging the workforce to be creative and use their initiative can have amazing effects on an organisation. Staff will feel trusted to think outside the box to find solutions to potential problems.
Charity bike buildathon
This challenge will give you and your team the chance to build bicycles for children in need. You will also bond as a group and get creative with a fun, hands-on activity.
Virtual team building activities
Ready, steady, cook!
Is your team in need of a little morale boost or want to learn a new skill? A virtual cook-a-long session is ideal to bring them together. Challenge them to produce the most creative culinary treat. Provided with a selection of secret ingredients and led by an expert chef, they will cook up a storm.
Virtual escape room
In this experience, team members have to pass through different rooms, solve the puzzles they encounter, solve a murder and so much more. It is just as fun as it sounds, and what is more, it builds collaboration and communication amongst staff.
Work in teams to compete in a series of online mental, physical, skill and mystery challenges. This virtual team building activity will allow you to get to know your colleagues better. You will also enhance communication skills while showcasing each individual’s hidden talents.
We hope these team building activities provide some inspiration for your next event!
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