10 Best Team Building Activities

Incredible Benefits From Team Building Activities

Do you manage an office?  Do you coach a team?  Are you leading a group of any kind?  Team building provides amazing rewards no matter the situation.

Experts say the key to any relationship is effective communication.  For a group to have success and cohesion, improving communication is a must.  Our top ten favorite team building games and activities help to break down barriers that can often obstruct adequate communication.  A study cited by Salesforce.com include many statistics that support the importance of collaboration in the workplace. It states that 86% account a “lack of collaboration or ineffective communication for workplace failures.”  The overall productivity, effectiveness, creativity, enjoyment, and motivation of any group are all drastically positively impacted by the successful executing of team building.

 

Here are our ten best activities with clear and concise instructions:

Tallest Tower

Tallest Tower

Work with your team using simple supplies to build the tallest tower possible before time runs out. Ideal for building: Teamwork, innovation, creativity, communication, working under pressure, dealing with disappointment There are many different ways to play this game...

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Puzzle Challenge

Puzzle Challenge

Work with your team to think outside of the box to solve multiple riddles, word problems, and other challenges. Ideal for building: Thinking outside of the box, teamwork, patience Puzzle questions for each team Answer sheet Match sticks Pencil for each team 2+ people...

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I Talk You Draw

I Talk You Draw

Describe an object while your partner attempts to draw. The catch is you cannot tell your partner what the object is used for or what it is. Ideal for building: Communication, attention to detail Random objects (1 for each team) Paper Pencils or pens 2+ people 15...

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Flip the Tarp

Flip the Tarp

Get your whole team to work together to flip over a tarp that they all happen to be standing on. The trick is you cannot touch the ground or use any other object to help. Ideal for building: Teamwork, communication, trust and problem solving 1 Tarp (should be just big...

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Human Machine

Human Machine

Work together with a team to choose and act out a machine using only the people in your group Ideal for building: Teamwork, communication, creativity At least 10 people How to Play Human Machine Divide the group into teams of 5-7 people Tell the group that they are...

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Matching Relay

Matching Relay

Teams race to set up objects to perfectly match a pre-set arrangement of objects. Ideal for building: Attention to detail, focus, and communication Multiples of many different objects (such as pencils, balls, paper, cones, pretty much anything you can find as long as...

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Noodle Dual

Noodle Dual

Get your group moving around and working on communication while trying to whack the other team with a pool noodle. Ideal for building: Communication, trust, and group energy 4+ people 2 standard pool noodles 2 Blindfolds Whistle if possible Boundary markers (cones,...

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The Big Picture

The Big Picture

A leader from each team studies a picture for 15 seconds and memorizes as much as possible. The leader then goes back to their team to describe the picture, who then has to draw based on the instructions. Ideal for building: communication, teamwork, understanding,...

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More than a Pencil

More than a Pencil

Encourage your team’s creativity and challenge them to work together to come up with a brand new use for an old tool. The pencil. Ideal for building: teamwork, communication, innovation, creativity 4-30 people Pencils Set Up: Gather enough pencils for all groups....

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Hidden Pathway

Hidden Pathway

Challenge the team to find the hidden pathway through a grid without talking Ideal for building: teamwork, Problem solving, teamwork, attention to detail Paper, rubber spots, or carpet squares to create a 4x4 or 5x5 grid on the floor for each team Mastercopy/map of...

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