Know each other as people, not just professionals.
The 5 Team Building activities that help you bond:
We all have stories that connect us. Get to know your team with these icebreakers.
1) The Unknown Fact Game or Team Triva
The game is simple. Assign a coordinator and have everyone on your team submit one “unknown fact” to that person (ideally a fact that nobody else in the company knows). The coordinator is responsible for auditing facts based on pre-set criteria. S/he must create a randomized list of facts and separate randomized list of participant names. Everyone has a set amount of time to match as many facts to participants accurately as possible. If you have a small team, you can also have each person explain the reasoning behind each selection while reading answers aloud.
Our idea for this icebreaker is that when everyone first walks into the office in the morning, they choose a pin from the basket. Beforehand, someone would need to organize the pins and write on them statements that people can identify themselves with.
The average roadway commute to work in the US is 26 minutes long each way. That’s a lot of time that your team could spend getting to know each other better, brainstorming ideas or just debriefing from a long day.
4) Toys R Us
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of themselves and those around them.
5) The Imposter
To get people talking without their walls up, here’s a fun and light-hearted way to introduce your team to one another and start the chemistry experiment… ahem! team building process.
Have fun. Get to know your team. Be productive!
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