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Know each other as people, not just professionals.

We’re all so much more than our job titles. We have interests that may have drawn each of us to our roles and help us excel within them. There are easy team building activities for work that will help you and your team bond every day.

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5 Team Building Activities For Work:

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. The coordinator is responsible for auditing facts based on pre-set criteria. For example, you may ask team members to submit facts specifically about their hometowns. S/he must create a randomized list of facts and separate randomized list of participant names. Everyone has a set amount of time (e.g. complete by the end of the day) 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 match they guessed while reading individual answers aloud.

2) Like It. Pin It. Own It.

When everyone first walks into the office in the morning, they choose a pin from a basket. Beforehand, someone would need to organize the pins and write statements on them that resonate with people.

3) Carpool!

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 drop their guard and start talking, here’s a fun and light-hearted team building activity.

team building activitiesHave fun. Get to know your team. Be productive!

How does you team keep the ice broken at work? What team building activities to you enjoy at work?

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2 Responses

  1. Alana Starr says:

    I am the employee engagement coordinator and am looking for ideas to allow small groups to get to know each other.

  2. Samantha McDuffee says:

    Alana, our DIY posts are a great place to start:

    Also, check out for daily employee engagement.

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