Team building is an important part of a successful business. If you don’t have team that works well together, then your company isn’t at performing as effectively as it should do. So how do you develop your team? Team building exercises are something you can’t do without. They are an investment in your company’s effectiveness. A team that doesn’t work well together or that isn’t engaged in their work could cost you business. Investing time and money into team building events and activities builds relationships and can help create a more open and collaborative culture.
- The internet can come to the rescue. Online Team Building Games are a great way of creating a space to have fun in together as a team. This has a lot of benefits: it helps counteract loneliness; creates excitement and something to talk about; and increases collaboration. It’s a great way to renew an existing team or build a new one.
- Create a memory wall. This can either be online or in the workplace (if people are going in). Looking back at pictures is a great way to renew bonds for an existing team. A memory wall will he
- If you are having a virtual team meeting, maybe include a weekly quiz or some other fun game. Two truths, one lie is a good game to play – you give three statements about yourself, but only two are true, people then need to guess which is which. Or have a joke of the week – you can have a few ground rules about keeping them clean.
- Tackle a problem together. Bring an issue to the Zoom meeting and ask the team to brainstorm it. If it’s a big team, this might be better done in small groups, so use a break out feature or similar. Get each team to nominate a spokesperson to present their ideas to the bigger group. If you can put it into practice straight after the meeting, all the better.
- Complete a task together. Is there something you can work on as a team together? Maybe an easy, but time consuming job that needs doing. Many hands make light work and if you all get stuck in, you’ll have it done in no time. Something that one person would have slogged over for a day or more could be finished in an hour by a motivated team.
Team building is more important than ever in a pandemic, so don’t neglect it and schedule something into your team plan very soon.