Today we’re looking at team building games because we know how popular they are. Corporate teams love them and there’s plenty of reasons why. If you’re about to start on a large-scale project and you’re eager to identify some key skills in your team, then a team building activity at Escape Lincoln is the way to go. Perhaps you have team members who are a little shy about coming forward, perhaps they’re new or you simply want to know who’s good at what. A team building activity day can not only give your team valuable time away from the office, it can also give you the time to identify all the skills and find your star people.
Firstly, how about a scavenger hunt? This is a search through your local town or city for treasure, it could be in the form of photographs, physical items, notes and your team will need to collect and follow them to their conclusion. Whoever gets to the end of the hunt first are the winners. It can foster a little bit of healthy competition in your team in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
This is something that can be great if you’re physically fit but is a no-no for those of your team members who have a medical condition. It’s a boot camp with all kinds of obstacles where they’ll need to find their way around, like a round of circuit training. You can cheer each other on and they’ll need to be able and willing to take part. Who has the stamina to take part and win?
A game show
Yes, why not host a game show. You don’t even need to go off site with this one, simply find an empty room, and split your people into two teams or more. Ask a series of questions, get them to carry out a series of simple tasks using problem and analytical skills to work them out. It’ll be fun, and you can witness first hand the key players in your team.
Is your team a little isolated at the moment? If you’re looking to foster team working and get your team members to come out of their shell, then this could be the best team building activity for it. Creating a structure together, (yes, a bridge!) will help to build relationships. Colleagues have to work together and build a bridge out of items at their disposal, whether this is household items or stuff they have in their office. It’ll really help them with their communication skills as they work together to be the first with a completed bridge structure.
Yes, we would definitely recommend our Escape Rooms for some team building. We know they work because we see corporate teams come here all the time. It works like this – you have a team of between two to six players and they’re all locked into a themed room. The themed room is anything from popular culture and within this room are some hidden clues and puzzles they’ll need to find and then work out to unlock the room.
They’ll only have 60 minutes in which to do this. Can they? Will they be successful? It’s designed in such a way that the team must work together or fail. They have to communicate with each other, use their analytical and problem-solving skills to get out. Why not test your team to find out? We’d love to see you here so come on and book your room either online or over the phone, and you’ll soon discover who’s the leader and the star of your team!