Even the finest corporate teams can benefit from team building activities; as they are one of the best ways of improving productivity, communication, and motivation. They boost the team morale and help employees to get to know each other in diverse ways.
There are different types of team building exercises, which include problem-solving, communication, decision making, adaptability and planning activities.
In this article, we will go through 3 team building activities designed to develop problem-solving and communication skills.
1) Life Highlights Game (Icebreaker)
This is an exceptional icebreaker activity that’s great for both large and small groups. Initiate by asking every contestant to close their eyes for 2 minutes and think about the finest moments of their lives. This can comprise moments of their professional success, personal revelation or adventures.
After the contestants have had a moment of their life highlights, tell them to narrow their highlights and ask each of them to take an instant to decide what 30 seconds of their life they would want to experience again if they only had only that much time left in their life.
The first stage of the activity makes contestants reflect back on their whole life, while the second stage when discussed would get them to know more about their co-workers on a more personal level to get a feel on each other’s likes and explore their overall personalities.
2) Picture Pieces Game (Problem Solving)
This problem-solving activity needs that the leader selects a picture with all the details. The picture is required to be cut into an equal number of squares as there are contestants in the activity. Each contestant should be given a piece of the picture and told to build the copy of their piece 5 times larger than its current size. They are not conscious why or how their own work has an effect on the bigger picture.
When all the contestants have finished their task, tell them to accumulate their picture pieces into a massive copy of the picture on a table. This problem-solving exercise will teach contestants how to work in a team and it displays department wise functioning, which is perceptive that every employee working on their own part, add to a complete team result.
3) Sneak a Peek Game (Problem Solving)
In this problem-solving exercise, the instructor will create a sculpture using some building blocks. Each team should be given sufficient building material so that they can copy the structure. The instructor should then position the sculpture in a particular area at the same distance from the teams.
Each team member can come up to look at the sculpture for 15 seconds, memorize it prior to returning back to their teams and guide them to build the replica of the sculpture. This will continue for a defined time and at the end, the team that will build the best replica will win the game. This game will teach contestants how to solve problems in a team and communicate effectively.
Everything from small or large team building to problem-solving exercises create the ultimate fun activities for your employees to learn, laugh, bond and enjoy with the group.