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Different and original team building activities

Teamwork is more important today than ever. However, as it’s clear that we are working more online, there is a need to create an environment that fosters good relations among colleagues, enhances each team member’s capabilities, and promotes effective leadership. Unique and original team building activities have emerged as one of the best ways to achieve this. The classic Christmas dinners for companies continue to be a must, but there are also opportunities to do something to improve the atmosphere throughout the year.

Team building: from wild treasure hunts to unknown sports

When discussing team building, it’s usual to think of group dynamics and self-awareness classes. These approaches have always been the most popular, but today they are not effective, often achieving opposite effects. People get bored and disconnect within minutes, resulting in a waste of time and money.

That’s why there is a growing demand for new experiences, especially activities that make everyone laugh, even the most serious. Hence the rise of activities like wild treasure hunts, designed to assess everyone’s abilities in a relaxed way. Thematic challenges with a common thread that take everyone through a series of tasks that must be completed to advance to the next stage.

There are also other ideas, such as bubble football matches, or outdoor challenges where water and mud are central, very much in the goofy games style.

Team building with classes to unite the team

There’s nothing like doing things together to work better afterwards. Therefore, group classes are also emerging as a team building alternative. Cooking, dancing, and even laughter therapy techniques are used to relieve tensions and potentially uncover some curious talents.

You never know if the team leader has a knack for dancing, and it may even seem irrelevant. But when everyone has a good time in a relaxed environment, they perform their duties much more effectively. These are facts confirmed by agencies like the team building company Off Business, dedicated to bringing out the best in everyone with original activities like these.

Shows to liven up meetings

For those company dinners that are more of an obligation than anything else, there’s nothing like a show to give it a new twist. Among the list of options, there’s everything from mystery evenings, where an enigmatic case must be solved before dessert is served, to the performance of a fake waiter, creating the most far-fetched situations. You can also organise a karaoke and end up all together on stage, singing and leaving embarrassment aside.

Team building has changed and it has undoubtedly changed for the better. Today, there are so many activities available that boredom has no place in these gatherings.

Author Profile
Enrique Camba

- CEO of Events Marketing Group, an events agency based in Barcelona
- Event organiser since 2011
- Entrepreneur, SEO specialist and web designer since 2003