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Fun and Quick Team Building Exercises to Energize Your Employees

by / March 6, 2017

For employees who have done everything to perform their jobs, it is just right to give them the favor back. Of course it is not all about fair salary, but surely something important. Paul Gilbert from rochester workers compensation attorney has come up with some simple, fun and quick team building exercises. Let’s check them out:

1. Zombie escape

Things you need to prepare:

  • A rope
  • A key
  • 5–10 clues or riddles

How to play the game:

Bring the entire team to a conference room or a large room enough for everyone to move freely, make sure to lock the door. Amongst the team member, choose one to play as the zombie. The zombie will stand and tied in the corner of the room, leaving a foot of leeway.

Once the game begun, set a time keeper, that will allow the zombie to loose the rope and move a foot forward every 5 minutes. While the zombie is performing his role well, the rest of the team will work on series or different riddles or puzzles you prepare, solving series of riddles and puzzles will allow them to find the hidden key.

They need to get out of the room as soon as possible, and not let the zombie catch them.

Objective of the game:

To build teamwork and camaraderie.

2. Plane crash

Things you need to prepare

  • Nothing actually

How to play the game:

Separate your team in groups. Let them imagine they are in a crashing plane, now let them think of 12 objects they will bring with them, objects that they can see around the office, then let them rank the objects from most important to the least.

Objective of the game:

To promote and improve the decision making of each employees and see how they work as a team in instances they need to face challenges.

3. Two truths and a lie

Things you need to prepare:

  • Pens
  • Paper

How to play the game:

Gather your team around; give them each a pen and a paper. Ask them to write two true things about themselves and a lie. Collect all the papers, shuffle them and give one to each participant. Let the member read aloud the two truths and one lie written by their colleague, let him or her guess who owns the paper and tell what they think is lie on the 3 options given, and let the owner verify the information.

Objective of the game:

To get to know each other better.

4. Paper tearing

Things you need to prepare:


How to play the game:

The manager needs to lead this game. Give each of the team members with a sheet of paper, including the manager. Let the team members close their eyes, and have the manager give instructions on what they need to do with the paper, like, tear the paper in half, tear a small portion on the left side of the paper and so on. After all instructions are given, it is time for them to open their eyes and compare their finished product to their manager. The closest will win the game.

Objective of the game:

The objective of the game is to see how effective the manager is in giving instructions and how his or her subordinates are following his or her lead.

5. Reflecting on the day

Things you need to prepare:

Ball that is made out of paper.

How to play the game:

The ball made of paper will be thrown from one participant to another; they will all share their experiences for the day, like, what are the things they learn for the day. The ball will be passed on until everyone had their chance to speak.

Objective of the game:

To give each employee the chance to reflect and give others the opportunity to learn from the experiences of their workmate.

Employees are the heart and soul of any businesses, thus it is a must that as employers, taking care of them is a must. The activities above can be simple but yet, they can be highly effective and can bring so much fun to your employees. Why not try it now?

About Paul

Paul Gilbert is a professional blogger, an enthusiast who loves to write on several niches including Insurance, Personal Injury, rochester workers compensation attorney (http://zeaproukou.com/practice-areas/workers-compensation/ ) & Social Security Disability. He is also a part-time consultant at Zea Proukou, providing best solutions & support to injured workers for claiming workplace injury benefits under Workers’ Compensation.


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