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5 Team Building Ideas For Employees

Posted, by Deborah Merkin
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Team building often feels forced. It can be seen as a cheesy, waste of time especially for those employees who are less social. The truth is a lot of team building exercises ARE a waste of time. But you can do team building the right way. To plan a successful team building exercise you should be thoughtful to who is on the team and the goal you want to accomplish. Pairing the right personalities with the goals you want to accomplish will keep employees more engaged in team building. Here are 5 excellent ideas for team building:

  1. Know Their Strengths – Have employees take a strengths assessment test. This personality test can provide valuable information to help employees work better. You can also recognize employee strengths in other facets of their job function.
  2. Music – Music is an amazing team building art. Many musical nonprofits offer team building workshops. Think African drumming or an employee Stomp performance.
  3. Scavenger Hunts – Scavenger hunts are filled with many different challenges and appeal to many different personalities. Riddles and trivia incorporated into a scavenger hunt can entice those with problem-solving skills.
  4. Game Night – This is another fun filled way to build better relationships between teams. And there are so many different games to choose from, it is easy to appeal to multiple personalities.
  5. Charity Events – Is there a cause that your company or employees closely aligns their work to? Why not plan a charity event? Event planning is full of problem-solving and goal alignment challenges, and the end result can be rewarding.

A team that works well together is typically happier, more effective, more productive, and fun to work with! But establishing and developing those bonds can be tricky, especially when your team building activities make employees uncomfortable or unhappy.

Need more great team building ideas? Check out this article, 50 Team building Ideas to Engage Employees, from Quantum Workplace! What other team building ideas has your company had that you've enjoyed?

Topics: Team Building, Employee Engagement, Employee Incentives & Rewards

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