In Part I of this article, we shared a handful of our favourite ideas for developing your team through team building activities. The article talked about three different traits – creativity, teamwork and trust – along with some fun activities that focus on each trait. In Part II, I’d like to talk about three more: communication, problem-solving and decision-making.
Millennials spend a great deal of their time facing a screen, which makes them tech savvy but not great at social interaction. Workplace communication is very important as it determines productivity and efficiency. Employees also feel a higher sense of morale when they feel that they can communicate up and down the company chain freely.
Workplace communication is very important as it determines productivity and efficiency.
A fun and effective way to improve communication within your team? A community batik! In creating a collective piece of art, team members have to communicate with one another and make creative decisions as a team. Not to mention, it's a fun way to bond with your staff and de-stress together as you engage in some painting.
After your collective piece has gone through the post-production process of wax removal and colour fixing, see it proudly installed on the office wall for all other envious company coworkers to see! Contact us to set up this event. It can be held onsite at Goodman Arts Centre, or offsite at your preferred venue!
Escape rooms are a great way to develop problem-solving skills in your people. If you haven't had the pleasure, escape rooms place a group of people in a locked room where they have to work together to solve puzzles that will lead them to, in some cases other rooms, or an eventual escape!
There are always new issues and problems coming up in the workplace, but not always new solutions. And like real life, the problems in an escape room are not always logical. But to successfully escape, teams will need to work together under the pressure of time. Teams leave with a better understanding of each other, how they work under pressure, and how they can work together to solve problems!
Everyone makes decisions daily. Sometimes, we might have the luxury of time to think through to make prudent decisions, but how can we improve on these skills through team building and help teams think on their feet?
A scavenger hunt is a great way to achieve this. Divide your people into teams and give them the same clues and list of items to acquire within a determined amount of time. The clues are intentionally worded vaguely so that the team has to think about all the possible answers and come to a collective decision on where to go.
Not to mention, this team building activity costs little to no money and it's great if you're on a budget! It's a cheap and efficient way to help your team learning how to think on their feet and be a little less cautious when it comes to their decision making.
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Are you inspired yet for your next team building activity? We know how complex putting together an event can be. Click here to find out how Culturally can help you make the end-to-end process fuss-free, so you don't have to worry!