In her words, Helen Keller stated that ” Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
For a team to thrive, there has to be some level of bonding and togetherness. Individuality and disunity will reduce the level of productivity and can make a workplace a nightmare.
As a leader, you need to build your team. There should be bonding and oneness that revolves around work and transcends beyond it.
Apart from creating a work-friendly environment, it also ensures employee retention. Everything is not about the financial benefits. People like to work in a safe space, where they are happy. Here, we will walk through some fun team-building activities for your staff you can explore.
3 Truth and 1 Lie
The first team-building activity on the list allows your staffers to get to know each other. You can have it virtually or host your staff in a venue. To get started, you need to hand each staff four identical papers or make use of their laptops if it’s virtual. Ask them to write three truths and one lie.
There must be a thin line between what’s real and what’s not. A lie like “I have been to the oval last week” can be easily spotted and that will take the fun out of the game. Also, sensitive and offensive truths should be avoided.
Show and Tell
Do you have something you are working on and you’d like to share with your colleagues?
We’ve all had our fair share of fun activities when we are young. With a little modification here and there, it would be fun to reenact show and tell with your staff.
You can set aside a day for the team-building activity. One of the perks of the show and tell is giving room for presenting a new idea or topic. Apart from that, it allows your staff to know fun and interesting things about each other.
Split your team into groups of two. Each group will sit with their back against each other. One of them will have a picture. The other with a blank paper and pen will describe the picture without obvious descriptive words. Many preferable phrases are in hints. The former must not show the latter the picture. The one holding pen is to draw what is being described. The team-building activities will help your staff put their communication and language skills to the test.
What’s My Name?
The last one on the list is what’s my name?
Come up with name tags with the names of famous people on each. Then place these tags on the back of each member of your team. Make sure that they don’t see the names. After a while, let the entire member of your team mix and mingle for a Q&A session. What’s my name helps deal with the way people get stereotypical. It helps them have a better sense of how people mistakenly see people as well as what it feels like to be narrowly profiled.