Every workplace consists of a group of individuals who come from different walks of life to work together towards achieving a common goal. For a workplace to have a productive environment, it is important for these individuals to trust, understand and communicate well with each other. One of the best ways to improve team spirit is to arrange a variety of team building games. Not only does this encourage team work within members of the team, but it also offers a fun way for members to better understand each other.
Planning outdoor team building games need not be expensive. Here is a list of fun activities that boost team building while also being budget friendly.
A game that commands high levels of coordination, the jumping jack only requires an open space and some cloth. The jumping jack is a race where all members of a team have to stand on a cloth that is dragged towards the finish line by the captain. The team must work in sync to jump exactly when the captain pulls the cloth. The first team to reach the finish line wins!
Each team is given a flag that they have to hide and protect; they could use nerf guns or water balloons to eliminate members trying to capture the flag. The objective of the game is for each team to try and capture the flag being protected by the other team. This requires good coordination, the efficient delegation of tasks between team members and a whole lot of team spirit in order to achieve a common goal.
A simple and fun outdoor team building game , Human tic-tac-toe can be played by setting up rings or chairs in the shape of the table. Team members must work together strategically and place themselves in the right stop to get a win for their team.
Inspired by the popular reality show, this game involves completing a series of games and tasks that can be set up with the use of everyday household items. All employees can be split into teams and the team to complete the most number of tasks wins. This requires teams to identify their strengths and work together to achieve a common goal.
Employees will have to split up into groups and construct a protective structure around an uncooked egg to prevent the egg from breaking when dropped from a height. Teams can make use of daily household items and office supplies to create the structure. This encourages them to apply their critical thinking skills and brainstorm with the team for the best possible solution for a common problem.
Outdoor team building games offer a fun and engaging way to bond and communicate with each other. Employees can enjoy a break from their daily responsibilities while also developing connections and understanding between colleagues. At Tune-Up, we organize a variety of team building games to foster good communication and understanding between colleagues.