Posts Tagged ‘team building activities’
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
Just back from an exhausting but exhilarating day full of outdoor activities and team challenges. We were working with a new team who were going to be facing a lot of new challenges in the future and needed to become a really well-knit team as quickly as possible.
An outdoor day is brilliant for team bonding and breaking down barriers fast. People get to see each other in a different light, new skills emerge and levels of trust and support come to the fore when tackling strange and out of the comfort zone challenges.
This particular challenge was a journey that involved 3 stages by canoe, on foot and by mountain bike to reach a set destination by a set time. The journey is physical and the weather could've been better but these guys were a tough team and emerged victorious. They loved the time away from the office in unfamiliar surroundings and the time to see and understand each other in out of office roles.
As well as the physical challenges there were also a whole series of team activities to be completed along the way. Each team activity successfully completed was rewarded with a key to the treasure box. Each leg of the journey contained questions and clues which correctly answered were rewarded with further information regarding the whereabouts of the treasure box.
So lots to do whilst this team building event was taking place both for the organisers and the participants. In the end it was a long, hard day but amply rewarded with the sharing of the contents of the treasure box and a job well done.
Sharon Naylor has been working with teams for nearly 30 years! She is an advocate of team building and experiential learning - learning through doing and reviewing. For more great experiential ideas for team building visit her ice breaker ideas web-site
We had a stand there and met lots of interesting training and development managers. We were very pleased to report great feedback for our experiential team building activities and we even gave away some of our "Sticky Rope" team building activities for free! These team activities are ones we have used for over 21 years! They are the very best of the small team games we have been using on all our events over the years. Check -out our team building activities now! They are brilliant for:
- adding a participative dimension to training programmes
- energising a sleepy audience
- integrating carefully matched activities into a training programme to produce real learning opportunities that can be reviewed
- making learning fun
- creative problem-solving as a team
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?