TEAM BUILDING GAMES

Are you scared of speaking out in a group of people? Or refuse to put others opinions above yours? Well you can always work on this part. A series of team building exercises will not only help you work on yourself, but also are enjoyable. It will help you solve problems, make decisions quickly and think effectively. These exercises or games often work in a work environment setting, camps or other important events. This will help members of the group get to know each other and work as a team towards a common goal.

Here are a few games that could be organized:-

  1. Scavenger hunt

The time duration is around 1 hour and all you require is a pen and paper. 2 or 3 groups could be formed. Make a list of tasks each group has to perform and hand it over to them. Give the group a deadline within which the group performs all the tasks. Whichever group does first, wins! This enables team members to work together.

  1. Human knot

Make two groups stand in a circle facing each other. You can go on with this game for around 15 to 30 mins. Each team member has to them extended their right hand to anyone random. And then similarly, with the left. Without leaving hands you then try to entangle within set time. This will help you get comfortable with each other and reduce any future awkward situation.

  1. Tug of war

Another very common game that enhances group effort. Form two groups and give them a long rope. Make them both hold either end and draw a line after them. All they have to do is pull the rope on their side of the line and they win.

  1. Pictionary

This is a very relaxing game. You can enjoy this while you just sit back at work. You need a paper, a pencil and form groups of two. One member from a group gives the member from the other group a category. They then have to draw a picture while their own group has to guess it. You obviously will be timed. This involves communication and gets you talking to your group members.

  1. Whats my name

If you’ve played heads up, you know how this is played. You write names of characters, professions or anything and label it on a few members forehead, in a way they cannot see it. You then go around asking members questions until they guess the tags they own. A creative game that involves brainstorming. Also, you become aware of existing stereotypes.