Team buildings aren’t that popular with the employees or with the management, but HR teams keep creating them and there’s a reason for it. Teams work better if the employees have established relationships between themselves, outside of work.
It’s also a good way to help your team relax and unwind after hard work. These breaks can help productivity sometimes just by changing the scenery you’re working in and thus changing your perspective on both work and life in general. The key to these team building activities is that they keep the employees engaged while creating a bond between them.
Escape rooms are really popular with Australian businesses lately and there’s a reason for it. It’s a fun activity that allows the whole team to participate and to showcase the teamwork that might even be useful on some work-related projects.
There are new rooms being opened every day and they are getting more creative as well. Themed rooms are especially popular because there’s a sense of adventure when you use them. It’s also a great activity to help you find out who the leaders on your team are.
Going on a safari is one of those activities that almost everyone has on their bucket list, but they rarely do because it seems to be too expensive or too complicated to organize. This is something a business can do for its employees in order to boost morale and to reward them after a long and an important project.
It’s also a unique experience that the team will remember and that they can bond over. Depending on where you go and how much time you have on your hands you can get up close and personal with the animals and really have a one of a kind experience.
A short trip
The main point of a team building activity is to help you get the employees out of the office and let them work together in an environment that’s different from the one they are used to. For instance, a short trip to the capitol during which the employees can enjoy the sights and spend some quality time together can help everyone feel inspired and rested.
A company can organize a Sydney to Canberra bus trip and a good tour guide, but most of the time spent there can be unstructured, which is kind of the point. These trips don’t have to last longer than three days.
Working together on creative projects is one of the best and the least expensive ways of creating a sense of cohesion between your employees and letting them showcase how well they can collaborate.
For instance, a lot of companies decide to create a mural or a painting that’s made by all the employees in collaboration and they usually showcase it to the clients. Shooting short films is also a popular option because it’s fun and it requires the employees to get out of their comfort zone. These movies don’t really have to be shown to anyone outside the office.
Team building activities need to be fun and creative if they are to achieve their goal. The employees should come out of these feeling energized and closer to one another.