Team-Building Activities

A reader writes…

I’m planning a department meeting and would love some team-building activities.  Any ideas?

Dear “Crowd Pleaser,”

Department meetings can sometimes be such a drag.  Good for you for trying to spice things up, develop a bond with your group, and set a positive tone.  I’ve been to (and facilitated) many a meeting in my time and have seen everything from “Pictionary” to “Twister” – don’t ask… it was a little awkward in business suits!

Anyhow, there are a ton of ideas on the web, but to save you the trouble, I poked around a little and found five suggestions you might want to try with your group:

Helium Stick – Deceptively fun!

Mine Field – Builds communication and trust among your team

Survival Scenarios – Great for decision making and brainstorming

Have You Ever – Ice-breaker / Get to know your co-workers

Fear in a Hat – Addresses interpersonal skills, empathy, emotions

Have fun at your meeting!

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jose
    Mar 07, 2011 @ 15:35:31

    digging this blog a lot, keep up the great work

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  2. Rabia Akhtar
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 14:21:42

    Do I have my job?

    Reply

  3. big p
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 10:49:02

    How do you tell the HR that you have a bad back ground. With out them freak out. Because every time i tell them about my back ground they say they cant hire me.

    Reply

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