We love collecting information on team building ideas here at TeamBuildNYC, so we’re always excited to see another article promoting different, fun team building activities. Last week, SmallBizTrends.com published a list of their top four popular and fun team building exercises. What makes their list so great is that it’s a combination of activities that can be done in or outside the office.
1) Office Trivia – SmallBizTrends.com suggests a round of office trivia to get your team members talking and bonding. To play, all you need is to come up with a list of questions about your company and even about your team members. Example questions include “How many people work here?,” “What year was the company founded?” and “Who is our CEO?.” Divide your team up into groups and have a fun trivia afternoon.
2) A Truth and a Lie – This is an oldie but goodie. In this activity, each team member shares two things about themselves, but there’s a catch: one of the statements is totally made up. It’s up to the group to determine what’s true and what’s false. This is a great way for your team members to get to know each other and have fun in surprising ways!
3) Volunteer – Volunteering is almost never a bad idea, but adding it to the team building repertoire is a great way to boost company morale and get out of the office. Volunteering activities can be as simple as planting trees or more involved like helping with a Habitat for Humanity project or walking shelter dogs for an afternoon.
4) Scavenger Hunts – Who doesn’t love a good treasure hunt? You can either design your own within the office or you can let someone else do the work for you. We love Museum Hack’s scavenger hunts in New York, Washington D.C., and San Francisco!