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Why Team Building in Meetings?

Team Building in Meetings can be vital for success. Often, Team Events are arranged as a full day of activities, or even half a day. However, we don’t always have time for this, and they may not be what the team truly wants or needs. Sometimes Team Bonding can be used as a way to make meetings that little bit more fun and interesting! Not only that, but it’s also important to make sure your colleagues aren’t getting too bored or too overwhelmed. Incorporating some games into a meeting is the perfect way to boost morale!

In addition, arranging some games to include in meetings can allow teams to relax a bit and get to know each other better. Meetings are a regular occurrance in the workplace, and it’s not a bad idea to make them a bit more interesting for your team now and again!

Ways to Include Team Building in Meetings

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1. Include a break with a quick game

This one works especially well for a shorter meeting that you’re looking to inject some fun into. One way this could be done is by having a quick fire pub quiz round to keep everyone entertained. Alternatively, you can present your colleagues with a challenge for them to complete as a quick break. This can help refresh their minds and give them something to look forward to! Furthermore, it helps to make the meeting that little bit more interesting!

2. Use the activity as a reward

Sometimes it can feel a bit daunting to go into a meeting that you really don’t want to. Or, maybe it’s going to be a difficult meeting and you all know it. If there’s one way to keep morale high, it’s with a reward! Organising a quick Team Activity as a reward for a difficult or long meeting can be a great way to get your team invovled with each other and keep them engaged.

3. Use the activity to create a positive atmosphere

It can be difficult to keep a positive atmosphere during meetings, especially when you day consists of them! Therefore, to help combat this, introduce an activity to boost morale and keep your employees in a positive mindset! Futhermore if the atmosphere is a good one, then teams are much more likely to engage and be productive, producing better results! Additionally, it doesn’t hurt to show that you’re excited for the activity to further boost that positive atmosphere!

4. Utilise the game to help you achieve your goals

Maybe you’ve got some pretty specific goals for your meeting. You might be looking for ways to improve productivity. Or are you maybe looking to have your team collaborate and communicate more effectively? The good news is, there’s plenty of Team Actitivites to help you achieve these goals! By selecting an event that works best with your goals, you’ll be able to achieve them in a more fun and dynamic way! Furthermore, it’s something that your team will enjoy, so may even be more successful!

Team Building Activities for Long Meetings

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1. The Office Games

If you love a bit of Saturday Night TV, why not bring it to life with The Office Games! Once arriving at your venue, your group will split into teams ready to take on a variety of game shows! You’ll then go head-to-head in a range of games based on the game shows we all know and love. In addition, there’s even an interactive host who brings the buzz of a game show to real life. Do you think you have what it takes to win? There’s only one way to find out!

2. Crystal Challenge

Bringing the classic Crystal Maze TV Show to life is the Crystal Challenge! Once arriving at your venue, it’s time to enter the four themed zones! In addition, each activity is designed to test you either mentally or physically, so make sure to keep your wits about you! Furthermore, you’ll be going head-to-head to win crystals, keeping everyone in competition throughout the whole event! After all the challenges are complete, it’s time for the grand finale…the Crystal Challenge Dome! Get inside and try and grab as many golden tickets as possible. However, beware of the silver tickets, as they may cost your team points!

3. Master of the Tasks

In this Team Building Activity, you’ll need to think outside the box in order to win! In addition, you’ll get to take part in a series of challenges that will leave everyone laughing their heads off! Although this may sound simple, you may want to look at your challenge in a different way. This may just be the key to success! To top it all off, teams won’t know what their challenges will be until they open the golden envelope, keeping everyone on their toes!

4. Old School Sports Day

Enjoy a day reliving your childhood memories with Old School Sports Day! Once split into team, you will get to take part in a range of nostalgic games including Egg and Spoon Race, Sack Race, Three-Legged Race and Space Hoppers. Teams are colour-coded, just like the real thing, so make sure you’re cheering on your teammate as they race to become the Old School Sports Day champions!

5. The Apprentices

Inspired by the popular TV show The Apprentice, this may just be what you’re looking for for your Team Building Meeting! Teams must go head-to-head in a range of tasks to prove that they are worthy of Lord Alex Sweetex’s time! Once all the tasks are completed, the business experts will advise Lord Alex. However, it will be down to him to determine the winners of each task. For the unfortunate losers, they will be pulled into the boardroom to please their case to avoid hearing the dreaded words…You’re Fired!

Team Building Ideas for Short Meetings

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1. Solve a Puzzle

Introducing a puzzle or a challenge to your meeting could just be what makes the difference to your team! Not only can it help to refresh their minds, but it’s also a good idea to give them a goal! If your team feel as though they’re achieving a common goal, they’re much more likely to collaborate and communicate effectively with each other!

2. Create a Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt is the perfect way to break up a meeting with a bit of Team Bonding! Scavenger hunts are an exciting addition to any meeting, and can help teams engage better with each other. If you want to get really creative, you can have the scavenger hunt include clues about the team, meaning they must learn more about each other to solve the clues!

3. The Human Knot

Okay, so this one may sound a bit weird, but bear with us! Have your team join hands as a group, creating a jumbled mess for them to try and untangle! However, here’s the twist – you have to untangle the knot without letting go of each other! Watch as your team tumble and climb their way through the knot to untangle it! It’s a hilarious game that can be played either as a break or as an icebreaker!

4. Board / Card Games

This is a quick and easy way to get your team engaging with each other, and a fantastic way to break up a shorter meeting! Even if it’s just a quick game of Snap, board and card games are a great way to get your team talking! It’s also a sure fire way to improve the morale of the room and give your team a chance to refresh their minds! By including a quick break, employees will be ready to tackle more of the meeting, therefore increasing productivity and efficiency.

5. Icebreaker Bingo

This is a great game to play either at the beginning of a meeting or as a quick break in the middle. If you’ve got some new people in the team, this game is especially effective! Get everyone to write down something about themsleves, then have them speak to each other. If they have an activity that they both like doing, then they must sign their names in the corresponding box. The first person to get a full row wins!

You should now be ready to tackle a Team Building Meeting! No matter if it’s a long meeting that could take up half the day, or a shorter 1 hour meeting, there’s always something you can include as a quick Team Activity! To view our full range of Team Building Activities, click here!