Team building exercises sometimes have a bad reputation with employees often thinking they are a waste of time. However, a Virginia Tech study has shown that team-building exercises can be beneficial. It’s important if you manage a large or even a small group of employees to get your team working as effectively together as possible, team building can help this. Team building can help build relationships within the group, reduce friction and help sustain the business in periods of rapid growth. If you are interested in business team building for your own company here’s four creative business team-building ideas to benefit your company.
Outdoor challenges can often push people to their limits and can often give people a sense of accomplishment, motivation, increased self esteem and much more. Many of the activities require a team work to complete them and offer developmental opportunities for increased co- operation, communication and more. An outdoor challenge can be a great way to involve your staff and encourage development within your company.
Volunteering can have many benefits as an individual but as a team it can be even more powerful. Some benefits of volunteering are:
- Volunteering increases self-confidence
- Volunteering combats depression
- Volunteering helps you stay physically healthy
By setting up a volunteer team building exercise your team will benefit from the above benefits. Your team will feel more connected and proud of doing something thoughtful in your local community.
Similar to above, fundraising can have a great effect on individuals but the fun with fundraising is there’s plenty of activities you can take part in from endurance to events to the whacky. Here’s a list of some fundraising ideas to get you started:
- Shave head
- Eating contest
The corporate kidnap is when a member of your group gets kidnapped and the team have to unravel the mystery.
Corporate Kidnap is a fun team based event where teams solve clues and work together through a series of challenges to find their kidnapped staff member. The event takes place in the office and out in the city as team’s coordinate, track and plan their strategy to find the kidnappers.
The kidnap has many of the benefits of other team building exercises but also includes, strategy, negotiation and goal setting and group objectives.