10 Easy Team Building Activities For Your Office | Part 1

Team building is really the secret key to a successful company culture. You clearly don’t want an all-star in your company who does everything. You want a team that works well together, and complements each other’s strengths. To get that ideal team synergy, it’s important to do team building activities as frequently as possible.

There are hundreds of team building activities, but I thought I would share the ones that I think are the best for team building, and the easiest to implement.

1. Take A Walk With Colleague

Why not walk with one of your colleagues during your next break to the watercooler? Many researches have proven that it’s great for team building.

Plus, there are a number of very interesting benefits:

  • gives a nice boost to your creativity
  • sitting all day kills you slowly, so you’re doing your body (and your sedentary lifestyle) a huge favor
  • you get to know someone in a one-on-one context that feels much more natural
  • you’ll come back to your desk refreshed and ready to tackle new challenges!

2. Carpool

Why not save on gas while making some new friends? Carpooling is a great team building activity, and it’s also great for the environment. 2 birds, 1 stone.

A few important things to remember:

  • Don’t smoke in someone else’s car
  • Be ready on time when your coworker is picking you up. Nothing more annoying than waiting for someone when you’re already rushed for work
  • Don’t touch the radio. Even if your co-worker listens to heavy metal, don’t you dare change the station.

3. Participate In A Food Drive

Participating in a food drive is a very nice thing to do, and is almost guaranteed to lead to team building, because of the sense of community that you’ll be building with the other members of your team.

Ever thought about solving world hunger? Well now you can come pretty darn close. It’s amazing how little it takes to actually make a difference.

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4. Lunch With A Colleague

It can be pretty intimidating, especially when you first join a company, to sit down and eat lunch with a colleague. It might just be easier to eat at your desk, and avoid the whole stress of the situation. I think this is such a core part of team building, especially early on for a new hire.

But make sure your colleagues aren’t eating at their desks! They’ll actually become more stressed, and be less productive. Plus, it’s nice to take a break from your work.

5. Organize A Fundraiser

There is so much involved in organizing a fundraiser, that it’s a nice group project for your team to work on on the side. Any type of group side project will be great for team building, but this one is extra special, because you’re giving back to the community.

Community involvement and giving back is hugely important to millennials. In fact, 84% of Millennials say making a difference is more important than recognition. You’ll bond with your team while planning the event, and you’ll be raising money for a good cause.

Don’t worry, we will also give you the remaining five team building activities to share with your organization. 

About the Author Chris Craddock

As the leader of Projections' production team, Chris loves to inspire others to perform at the highest levels! From the most challenging leadership opportunities to brainstorming the latest topics leaders want to learn about, Chris provides clear direction and vision.

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