Posts Tagged ‘teambuilding activity’
Just wondering if I can get my action learning set to build a spaghetti tower as a team activity next week - I've never seen it done but I'd like to see it. I'll let you know how we get on! In the mean-time check out our amazing DIY team building activities - great for trainers, schools, youth groups etc or for a bit of fun and for even more fabulous fun and games check out the ice-breaker-ideas web-site
Start off your meeting or training session with a fun, experiential team activity and your team will be firing on all cylinders right from the word "go"! Dynamic and participative, we strongly believe in the experiential element of getting teams to have a go together at something fun together. They can be used for:
- Breaking the ice at the start of a session
- Breaking down barriers between individuals
- Creative problem-solving
- Illustrating a training point
- Creating team dynamics
- Providing an opportunity to review the way teams work
- To give feedback on team roles
- Low-cost exercises for when budgets are tight
- Ice breakers for conferences and both small and large events
- Kids love them too!
However you use these fun team activities you will find that they can have a real impact on your event. We have used them on all our team building events for over 20 years. In tough times they are also extrememly economical; you can run these team activites yourself without having to employ expensive outsiders! Check out the ice breaker ideas web-site for more on the sticky rope team activity and for ice breaker and training ideas to sky rocket your events!
Here's a neat little team building activity that's great fun that will test your team's co-ordination and resolve.
- You will need 2 short planks per team, and 2 rope or cloth slings for each person.
- You can have a start and finish line if you want to make a race of it!
- Mark out a route with cones or bamboo canes across a lawned area.
- Instruct the teams that when you say go they have to cross the start line and follow the route around all the posts, without touching the ground and using only the equipment provided. Alow a few minutes planning time.
- Divide your group into teams of 5 to 6 persons and give them the 2 planks. Give each person 2 slings and then time them around the route.
It's hilarious fun, easy to set-up and the teams are sure to have a good time!
Reviewing the Team Building Activity
- How did teams make use of the planning time?
- How did the team problem-solve and come up with the solution?
- In what way did the team work well together?