Where can I find lists of team building exercises and games?
Finding team building exercises and games is easy, when you know where to look.
The best exercises and games are those that get your people on their feet and thinking. People love to have fun, when they are having fun, they tend to learn more. You also get a chance to know each other with team building exercises and games and therefore build up camaraderie.
Whether this is a new thing for your company or an old favorite, remember to keep a few things in mind when getting the team together to try the exercises you find.
1. We are all a kid at heart, in the beginning it may start out slow and awkward, however it will be fun and informative in the end.
The activities you are looking for will either be broad and you can choose just some fun ideas, or they can be more focused for the issue at hand and you can put more thought into specific activities and games that will fit.
Here are a few websites you can look into to get an idea of what exercises and games you want to try:
There are many other websites but these ones have some very good information on team building games and exercises.
Here are a few example ideas of what you will find in some of these websites. You can take this information and trigger it to your team needs.
In this activity, give each person in the group a sheet of paper. Each person will then take about five minutes to write down why the group or organization he or she are working with needs him or her. Then each one of the individuals should then be asked to walk around the room loudly proclaiming why they wrote those needs down. Then each teammate has a chance to score the presentation. Score on creativity, conviction, and reasons. Then ask processing questions, how it felt, what you think, how do your feel you would progress.
There is a wide range of opportunities for team building exercises and games for practically any budget. There are professional consultants who help companies select and organize such events. Examples of popular and fun activities and games include road rallies, sailing regattas, snowboarding, fly fishing, interactive seminars, and on and on.
The activities can be as simple and affordable as karaoke or as sophisticated and demanding as an African safari. There are books that put together many such kinds of team building ideas. Use your creativity to find what is going to work best for your companies needs.