“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”
Team effort is the key to success for any business. For your team to work towards a common goal, they must connect with each other not just on professional grounds but at individual levels.
For this, you would have to put in a little effort by organizing various team-building activities to bring them closer.
Depending on the skills and the emotional aspect that you would explore, there are various activities that you can choose from.
Let’s look at some nuances that contribute to effective team-building strategies.
Communication Oriented Activities
“The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.”
Organize activities that would hone the communication skills of your employees. If you have some new hires in the team, this is the perfect way to blend in with everyone together.
Such activities can help in breaking communication barriers and bring the team together for more chit-chats.
Most Popular Activities include:
- Barter Puzzle
- Truths and Lies
- Mock Telephonic Conversations
Personality Oriented Activities
“Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower.”
Charles M. Schwab
Any organization is a blend of various personalities under one roof. Therefore, personality-based activities would help managers identify the true nature of each employee.
Such activities reduce the mutual understanding gap in the team and build a stronger workplace. Some personality activity ideas include personality tests and AMAs (ask Me Anything).
Change Oriented Activities
“Empathy begins with understanding life from another person’s perspective. Nobody has an objective experience of reality. It’s all through our own individual prisms.”
Sterling K. Brown
Conduct charity CSR events that would help individuals understand life from others’ perspectives. The members of your team must be supportive and considerate.
Let them be a part of charity team-building activities that impact the lives of those who need help. It can be a “Build a Wheelchair” activity or “Let’s make masks” for the Covid warriors. Anything that helps the World make a better place would do. Moreover, such activities will boost the employee morale as well.
Skill Enhancement Activities
“The mark of higher education isn’t the knowledge you accumulate in your head. It’s the skills you gain about how to learn.”
Learning is a never-ending process. Why not conduct activities like pottery making, that would help your team develop a new skill? With such activities, the employees get an opportunity to learn new things and understand their interests better. Basic skills can be honed to perfection without worries.
Most Popular Activities Include:
- Training and Development Programs
- Back of the Napkin Challenge
Problem Solving Activities
As the world we live in is so unpredictable, the ability to learn and to adapt to change is imperative, alongside creativity, problem-solving, and communication skills.
Let your team put their heads together and work on a problem as a team. Problem-solving activities are less about solving problems and more about communication, teamwork, and understanding each other.
These activities make it easier for the team members to connect with each other and work towards a common goal in unison.
Most Popular Activities Include
- Problem Solving Tasks
- Aptitude Tests
These are some of the activities that can help you bring together your team with better understanding and more confidence in each other.
With these interesting and fun team-building activities, you can bring together your team and let them shake off the work stress for a while. It is important that the team onboard understands each other well. These activities are the best ways to accomplish this. The better their understanding and communication, the better their results.
Which team-building activity do you think is the most effective? Let us know in the comments!