Planning for your next Team bonding event but still haven’t got a clue on what activities to do?
Take a look at these game ideas! They are games that aim to form connections and build understanding and develop friendly relationships among your colleagues!
When all you have to do is read up the step by step guidelines in each point, you will be all set for your team building game plan!
1. “Do I know you?
1) Start off by sitting in a circle, where each individual will complete a personality quiz.
2) Pass on their completed personality quiz to the person on their right while you will receive a personality quiz of the neighbor on your left.
3) Give a few minutes to read through the received personality results.
4) Each individual will then describe the personality results that they have received, to the rest of the group, matching it with their impression of the person at work, or if not, outside work.
5) The person that had their personality results explained can then choose to either agree, or correct the explained personality results and impressions.
Purpose: To understand one another better, about their quirks, communication and working style. It also helps to untie any misunderstandings towards one’s image or working style in a friendly and casual environment.
You can use these Personality Quizzes for this game:
Women’s Personality Quiz:
Men’s Personality Quiz:
List of Overall Personality Results: https://www.perfumeworkshop.com/perfume-personality.html
2. Thinking Out of the Box
1) Firstly, create an imaginary and problematic situation - it can be a work-related problem, a product design challenge, or even a casual mid-life crisis question
2) In your teams, have a 10mins short discussion of the issue.
3) Pass around the markers or pen to write down an individual's perspective or ideas on how to meet the objectives of your group’s issue and craft out a subsequent plan on managing and resolving the problem.
4) Present your plan and ideas to the rest of the group.
Purpose: Teaching everyone the value of team effort and contributions, that working together is more efficient in crafting out a more distinct and feasible plan. This game also helps to develop open-mindedness to ideas and not brushing aside and missing out ideas that can create a fuller picture and a better solution.
3. Selling Point
1) Before everyone gathers in an empty room for this activity, every participant will choose something from their desk to “sell” to their colleagues.
2) They will then be given a short amount of time to brainstorm on how to pitch their sales on their selected item (~10minutes).
3) Each person will be allowed 1 to 5 mins to explain and convince the colleagues of their item’s value.
4) An “auction time” will be allotted after each sales pitch, where persuaded people can place “bids” on their desired item.
Purpose: Great for marketing or sales teams to challenge themselves to sell things on the spot. This is an exciting and fun interactive game to develop persuasive skills and confidence in their pitch, and insight to recognize the needs of their clients.
4. Bottled Messages
e1) Let every participant in the room write down a question they want to learn about the team.
2) Fold them, and place them into a container or a jar.
3) Mix the papers, and allow everyone to choose one from the container.
4) Go one round and answer the question they have chosen. (If they received their own question, they can swap with other colleagues)
5) After each round, you can choose to write more questions and repeat the game.
Purpose: Learning more about one another in a fun-loving environment.
5. Care Package
1) Write down the names of all the participants on separate pieces of paper and fold them.
2) Place the folded papers in a container and allow the participants to pick one. (If they chose their names, they are allowed to swap)
3) After everyone has picked a name, gather in one circle and start speaking your cares and appreciation of the colleagues. Point out their strengths, your first impressions of them and how your impressions have changed from the start.
Purpose: To be open and speak of your care and appreciation of your colleagues as much of it are left unspoken in the hecticness of working life.
What’s important is the purpose of these games matches the objective of your team bonding event!
If you are searching for a workshop to attend for a team building session, I would highly suggest a Perfume Workshop!
It is novel, and fun! Plus it not only encourages team bonding and develops your creativity skills, it provides an analysis of your personality as well!
For more information, do head down to their website below:
Perfume Workshop Team Building links for more information:
Couple & Bridal Showers Perfume Workshop:
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