When working in an industry, it is important to have teamwork. Team work does not only stand for listening to others’ guidance, however, it means working together and supports one another well. To improve a team’s teamwork, it is easier to get them to know each other more rather than forcing them to do more projects so that they can have a “feel” of each other and possibly increase their team effort.
Most people know what does team effort mean, but it is sometimes hard for them to follow instructions from someone that they are not close to. Office politics can happen easily due to this factor as well. Therefore, we came up some corporate team building games that can be done in an office for less than 20 minutes. Visit this link http://www.odysseek.com/groups-melbourne-corporate.html for more details on corporate team building in Melbourne.
• Matching pairs. This is not the usual memory game that we played when we were young. For this game, you need to have an even number of employees. Randomly write down card names (they must match e.g male and female) and stick it on their back. They will start going around asking a question, and the answer can only be “yes” or “no”. For a smaller group, they should not repeatedly ask the same person for more than 5 questions. Once they figured out and found their own pair, they will sit down at a corner and say 5 interesting facts about themselves. This entire game will not last over 20 minutes, and is best conducted if there are more than 6 people.
• Human Knot. Most people should know how to play this. Getting your employees to stand in a circle and hold hands from the person opposite from you. Try to entangle yourself without breaking the chain! This game helps you to find out who is the leader and is able to make logical suggestions as well as bonding everyone. It should not take more than 15minutes for a small group.
• Trust. One person will stand in the middle of two people, which will be facing him/her and start pushing her to the side. Person A will push the middle person towards Person B and Person B will push it back. There should be a distance between each person so that the middle person will feel as though they’re falling while Person B pushes them back. This builds on their trust towards one another and this simple game can take just a few minutes per person. Just bear in mind not to let this game backfired!
The games are best done whereby the employees are not familiar with one another. Instead of purposely separating those that seems to know each other, the purpose of these games are to make them closer than ever! So just let them go with the flow, and through this game you’ll probably be able to see who is born to be a leader and who the blind follower is.