Many people think that business is all about money, or that only small companies focus on the social and cultural aspects of business life. However, even huge companies like Starbucks have realized the importance of team-building activities and company culture. In fact, the CEO of Starbucks said that the only advantage they have over their competitors is the culture and values that they bring to the table!
So how exactly can you make the most of team-building activities? What can you do this upcoming week to help bring your team together and help them aim towards their fullest potential?
Read on to learn about these two ways you can integrate team-building activities into your company culture!
Play the Blind Drawing Game
The blind drawing game can work for virtual teams as well as for teams working in person. It helps people to develop leadership skills and also to work together. On top of that, it allows talents that might not otherwise come to light to be shared and appreciated by everyone in the company culture.
In the blind drawing game, everybody split up into teams of two people. One person in each team will get to see a picture. The other person will have the job of drawing.
The person who sees a picture must describe it to their artist partner without actually saying what is in the picture. This helps them practice communication and creativity.
Help People Help Each Other
Employee happiness has a lot to do with how they conceptualize the events of their lives. Coworkers who become friends often help each other look at their lives in a different way.
In this game, people split up into groups of two again. Each person will share a negative life experience with their partner. Then, it is the partner’s job to recite back the story they have heard, but with a positive spin on things. This team-building idea helps people support each other
At the end of the day, people value being known and recognized among their peers. Unfortunately, many people have difficulty getting to know each other in professional contexts. When a group of co-workers is large, it can take a surprisingly long time even for everybody to learn the name of everybody else.
The best way to help people learn each other’s names is to give them lots of opportunities to remember the name of each person. Follow this link to learn more about how you can use corporate name badges at team-building events to help bring people together!
Enjoy All of the Benefits of Team-Building Activities
We hope that you were able to learn something helpful from this brief article on just a few ways that you can make the most of team-building activities at your business. At the end of the day, businesses are made out of people. People are intensely social creatures, and learning to work together as a team is essential to help them achieve their fullest potential.
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