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The Benefits of Team Building Activities

team_building_pulling_same_directionBonding with your team in an environment other than the office can work wonders for company morale. Team building activities, whether they are five-minute games, happy hours or week-long retreats, teach essential collaborative skills while helping employees develop trust in each other and each other’s abilities. When coworkers have the opportunity to develop personal connections with each other, it reduces conflict, improves productivity and creates a more stable work space for everyone. Take the time to plan one of the below outing with your team in 2016, the results will be well worth it!

Host trivia. Play some good old fashioned trivia with topics consisting of general knowledge, sports and movie trivia. You could also play for training purposes by including questions based around your company’s products, history, philosophy, and management.

Volunteer. Working together on a cause that the people on your team care about is a great way to bond. Volunteering as a team will provide wonderful benefits to the community while increasing employee engagement and opportunities for team-building.

Dine out. Team lunches, dinners, picnics, or coffee outings can be a great way for co-workers to unwind and get to know each other in a social situation

Minute 2 Win It Games. This is a series of high-energy tabletop group activities using everyday household items and office supplies. These games are great for daytime teambuilding and will have everyone laughing, cheering and competing.

Participate in a race. Registering your team for a race offers a different experience and goal opportunities for each team member, no matter what skill level they are. You can even tie in charity by doing a run like Relay for Life or Race for the Cure.

Team building activities can be a powerful way to unite a group, develop strengths, and address weaknesses. Your team morale will increase which will play a significant role in your company’s productivity levels and profitability.