FIVE AMAZING TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES FOR SMALL GROUPS
By Doug Bolger
If you are looking for a way to make it easier for your employees to interact with each other, then you should consider allowing them to participate in team building activities. Not only do team building activities help strengthen the relationship that your employees have with each other, but they are also a lot of fun. Below are five team building ideas for a small team:
1. TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE
This is a great icebreaker activity. You can have your employees write down three things about themselves. Two of the things have to be true, and one of them has to be a lie. Everyone will have to guess which one is a lie. It typically takes between 15 and 30 minutes to complete this activity, depending on the amount of time the size of your team.
2. THE EGG DROP GAME
This game requires that your team members use their creative thinking skills. The objective of the egg drop game is to create a package that will help protect an egg from an eight foot drop. You should give your teams about five minutes to create their package. When all of the teams have finished building their package, they will have to drop the egg. The groups whose eggs do not shatter should be given prizes.
3. SCAVENGER HUNT
Scavenger hunts are not just for children. Your employees will enjoy this game also. You should hide some things around the building and give people clues on how to find them. The team who finds the most things first should be given an award.
4. HUMAN BINGO
This is another great team building activity that will require your employees to move around and get to know other people. You will need to get some bingo cards and fill them with interesting facts. You can put things on the card such as “owns a pet”, “is an only child,” “has children” and “traveled to another country.” The first person to fill up their card should be given an award.
5. SALES EXERCISE
You should give each team an item, such as a lamp, pen, notebook or tie. You should give each one of the teams five minutes to create a 30 second jingle that advertises their item. The team who comes up with the most creative jingle should be given a prize.
HOW WE CAN HELP
It is important for your team members to participate in team building activities on a regular basis. You may run out of team building activity ideas eventually, but we can help you. We offer a-lot of fun team building ideas for a small team that your employees will love.
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