As a business owner, you know better than anyone just how important your staff is. Although the business is all your idea and you pour plenty of hard work into it, without a great team to back you up, you just won’t realize success. So, what happens if it seems like your team isn’t really in sync and your employees aren’t working as seamlessly with one another as you hoped? This is when team building activities can have a positive impact. Team building helps to build trust and encourages better communication. It also helps with conflict resolution, encourages cooperation and much more.
With that said, here’s a look at three activities that encourage team-building skills for your staff, and are fun at the same time.
Paintball – Challenge, Excitement and Teamwork Combined
Paintball is easily one of the most exciting activities you can do. Players get so into the game that you feel as though you’re in a warzone and you need to work together as a team to be victorious -kind of like the workplace, where everyone needs to work together as a team to be successful.
Private play is the best option for workplaces, as you’ll have the entire course to yourselves. Vintage Paintball offers private paintball for corporate events, allowing you to choose the date and time of your event and the specific course you want your staff to have access to. All the paintball gear is provided to you and players will have unlimited air fills with every package offered. It’s an adrenaline rush of an activity that is sure to keep staff engaged and working together as a team.
Book an Escape Room – Everyone Will Need to Work Together
This activity has really been catching on as of late – escape rooms require participants to find clues and solve puzzles to escape the room within the specified amount of time. It requires teamwork as everyone has to work together to find the clues, figure out their meaning and get out of the room.
Many places offer this experience, and you can book an entire room for your staff event. Some places offer different challenge levels for these rooms, so you can also decide what would best suit your staff.
The Ultimate Scavenger Hunt – Get Everyone Out of the Office and Having Fun
Finally, we have the ultimate scavenger hunt. This is one of the more traditional types of team-building exercises but it remains popular for a reason – it supports and requires teamwork. In this activity, you’ll need to break up staff into teams, give them their list of items to find and then send them on their way.
If you don’t have the time to put together a scavenger hunt on your own, know that some companies specialize in these activities.
Deciding to support team-building skills is a step in the right direction as this will encourage staff to work together more seamlessly and effectively.