Simple Team Building Ideas
The purpose of team building activities is to involve work colleagues in team exercises/activities which will develop trust, develop team skills, cooperation and leadership.
Without the use of team building exercises, work colleagues are just people occupying the same space to achieve a common goal. People generally enjoy team building exercises/activities as it is the one time when fun is involved with the people they work alongside. The following ideas are simple and incredibly exciting.
The Great Egg Drop Game
The aim of the game is to drop an egg three metres high without it breaking. This game requires few resources such as an egg, role, paper, cardboard, cups etc. Participants are given the materials to build a protection for the egg, how they choose to use it depends on them. To be fair, each group must receive the same materials.
Spaghetti and Marshmallows
The aim of the game is very simple; teams must build the tallest structure only using spaghetti and marshmallows. Obviously, the team with the highest standing structure wins. Immense team work is needed for a stable structure to be built better yet a tall one.
This game is best suited for groups of three to six people. The way the game works, is participants empty their pockets pool all items together and thereafter attempt to create the company logo in under a set amount of minutes.
Two Truths And A Lie
This is a very common team building exercise. This exercise does not require separating people into teams. Participants are asked to secretly write down two truths about themselves and one lie. Participants have to distinguish which are the truths and lie of the colleagues while they try to convince their colleagues that their lie is a truth and their truth is a lie.
This is an unexpectedly good exercise to reinforce the idea of teamwork. Very quick and simple game, two participants have to sit facing each other, with their palms touching. The way the game works, is participant one pushes their palm as hard as possible, while the participant two slowly motions.
Since life is already stressful, and we are often bombarded with the many errands and task, it is a relief when we break away from the norm and do something other than work. Team building exercises are essential, as it team members that are united produce better.