Team building activities can benefit your corporation in a variety of ways. An effective activity should bring your employees together in an informal setting, encourage interaction and develop relationships. The goal of each team building activity varies, allowing organizers to pick and choose tasks according to their desired objectives; from icebreakers to communication, and problem-solving to collaboration. The right team building activity can benefit your employees in and outside the office.
With such a wide range of team building activities to choose from, it can be tough to find one that works for your team and aligns with your business goals. To give you an idea of what can be gained from an effective team building activity, we’ve created a list of our favourites:
For this activity, employees will have to use critical thinking and effective communication skills to work towards a common goal. Start by dividing the group into pairs. Provide them with pens, paper, and simple shapes or images. Then have each pair sit behind one another, with one person holding an image and the other with the pen and paper. The person holding the image will instruct the other how to draw the image they’re holding, without mentioning it by name. After a set amount of time, each team will compare their drawings to determine which was most accurate.
As the organizer, it’s your job to come up with workplace-specific questions to test your team’s knowledge. Think of questions like, “Which employee has been with us the longest?” “How many people work in the HR department?” “How many entrances are there in the entire office?” “What brand are the computer monitors?” “What month is most common for birthdays among our employees?” These types of activities are great for ice-breakers or problem solving, as it encourages employees to work together to come up with answers that are relevant to daily life at the office.
Community service is a great team building activity that allows your employees to work together in a meaningful setting. It also strengthens relationships and benefits your local community. It’s a great way to improve communication and help bring your team together to help those in need while encouraging employees to reflect on the importance of community in the workplace. Consider an outing to a local food drive, soup kitchen, or a public event happening in your city.
Chocolate Tales Corp.
Chocolate Tales Corp. offers corporate team building activities with a memorable and entertaining experience that all employees can enjoy. We provide custom programs in line with your business goals and needs of your workforce. Be prepared to learn the history and science of chocolate, hands-on recipe development, and chocolate company strategic planning exercises. Chocolate Tales is the perfect team building activity, offered anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario it’s designed to accommodate any group of 10 or more. Contact us to start your corporate team building activity today!