Team building is an effective tool businesses use to help develop interpersonal relationships and cooperation between employees. Effective methods allow employees to get to know each other a little better, what each employee does, and more. When considering team building exercises, it is recommended to choose activities that are fun, exciting, and challenging, while at the same time they encourage people to work together to reach a common goal or objective.
Whether your employees work in the same location or department, or different ones, some effective team building exercises you could consider are:
- Scavenger Hunts – Have employees divide into small groups of a few people to search for, find, and/or bring in specific items. Because the groups are smaller, your employees will tend to feel more relaxed.
- Puzzles – Give your employees brain teasers, puzzles, word searches, and so on, to complete as a group effort, like only giving specific parts of the puzzle to specific employees and get them to ask others if they are holding the other pieces they need.
- Corporate History Education – Teach your employees about the company’s history, its values, and more, using fun learning methods.
- Nonprofit/Charity Fundraising Events – Get employees to work together while raising money for a charity they want to sponsor.
You could even bring groups of employees together who work in different locations by hosting team building exercises through remote desktop services. Call CyberlinkASP at (972) 262-5200 to learn more about virtual solutions for your business.