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How To Build Better Unity In Your Work Place Through Events Held Out Of The Office

by Jean Mason

Have you been thinking that it's time to unify the people who work for you? Whether you own your own company, or whether you manage a department, here are some ideas that might help you to build better unity in your work place through events that you hold out of the office. Think of words like fun and challenging.  Think of learning more about team building games.

Decide Where You Want To Hold Your Event - Remember to select a place that can be easily be reached by all who will attend.

  • One idea is to rent a banquet hall where you can have team building games in one area of the building while food is served in a separate area.
  • Another thought is to hold your team building event at a park. 
  • No matter where you decide to hold the team building activity, be sure to reserve it ahead of time.
  • If you are actually hiring professionals to help you with the games, be sure to tell them how many people will be attending.

Decide What The Games Will Be - Will you be planning the games yourself or will you be hiring somebody else to do that?

  • If you decide to plan the games yourself, of course the location of your event will help you to decide what activities you will have.
  • If you are holding the event inside a place like a banquet hall, consider combining thinking games that have to be played as a team.
  • For example, teams could play mystery board games that have to be solved before going onto completing a difficult jigsaw puzzle.
  • If you are holding the games outside, think of playing old-fashioned games like tug-o-war, potato sack races and even horse shoes.

Include Getting To Know You games Whether you have the team building games indoors or outdoors, think of including games where your workers get to know each other better.

  • For example, divide your group into teams and give them a questionnaire that has to be filled out by the others in his or her group.
  • After a previously designated amount of time, have each person report to the entire group things that he or she learned about the others in the group. 
  • You could even have a prize for the person or for the team who gathered the most information.
  • Add to the fun by supplying appropriate information about each person that you have previously learned from a family member.

Don't forget to get feedback from your workers. That will help you in planning your next team building event. Contact a company, like Houdini’s Room Escape, for more ideas.