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January 2, 2019

5 Fun Team-building Activities for Companies

Various studies have shown that team building activities can improve employee motivation to a great extent and has a positive impact on the company culture. Many companies have adopted the idea of team building in order to reduce employee stress and improve synergies within the organisation. If you are looking for ways to motivate your employees, here are some activities that can build team work in companies. The idea is to bond with each other while having fun.

1.Scavenger Hunt

If you are looking for a fun activity to engage in with your employees, a scavenger hunt is probably your best bet. Not only is it easy to organize a scavenger hunt yourself but you can also use apps such as Stray Boots to organize one. The hunt can be within your office premises or outdoors. Scavenger hunts are more fun during the warm season, with plenty of space for groups to indulge in some fun and adventure. After the hunt, the groups can come together and talk about the experience and the lessons they learnt.

Scavenger Hunt

2.Board Games

Board games are not only fun but they are suitable for corporate bonding activities. All you need is enough space to accommodate different competing groups and you are good to go. Some board game ideas include chess, scrabble and monopoly. To make it even more fun, you could give a prize to the winning team.

3.Cook-off

Another fun idea for a corporate team building activity is a cook-off. A cook-off does not have to be perfect. In fact, your team will probably remember the disasters of the day. All you have to do to pull off such an activity is to divide your employees into groups and let them explore their culinary skills. This is a fun activity that will also let them discover their leadership skills. You can ask the teams to come up with a common dish of choice or different recipes altogether.

4.Themed Office Party

For most company’s an end of year office party is one of the best times to have fun and wish everyone a happy festive season. If you want to make it even more fun, consider having a themed party. You may decide to give everyone a dress-code to pull off. The best-dressed employee should be acknowledged and given a prize.

Themed Office Party

5.Office Retreat

If you have a few days to spare, you could organize an office retreat out of town. Depending on the company’s budget, you can choose a location that is bound to promote relaxation. Some of the activities you can participate in include hikes, outdoor sports and picnics. You could even go on a safari with your team

If you are looking for a way to build teamwork within your company, you can easily do so with these 5 activities. If you cannot do it internally, you could hire an event organizer to help you. With the internet, you can also explore other fun activities to participate in. It is also recommended that you get feedback from your employees after every activity.

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