Why is it that very often when a team building event is mentioned it is met with rolling eyes and collective sighs? Wouldn’t you expect people to jump up and down at the prospect of time away from their daily grind and the opportunity to have fun with their teammates and colleagues? Well most often that is simply not the case and that is because they have gone through different variations of the same old activities and it no longer feels exciting or fun.
But it should not be that way.
In our new modern world, we spend most of our days at work and when we are not at work, we are connected to work through our smart devices and social media networks. It is nearly impossible to disconnect and that is why it is so crucial for the time we spend at work and with our colleagues to be engaging and enjoyable. And that is where team building events come in – helping people to learn, connect and bond in a fun and playful environment. And the good news is that the days of awkward events or cringey bonding exercises are long gone.
Here are 3 new innovative team building focuses that will blow your mind and change the way teams learn and connect together:
- Virtual Reality – If you still think Virtual Reality belongs in the future then you are in for a surprise! Virtual Reality Games are great tools to develop teamwork and improve communication. And the immersive virtual worlds make it both fun and exciting!
- Mindfulness – Most people are stressed at work and they consequently become disengaged and unproductive. Mindful team activities like group yoga or guided meditation help people de-stress and bond, which is not only beneficial to the individuals but also for the company where they work. It’s a win-win really!
- Integrity –Team activities should not only be about fun or learning, they should be about people. Team building events represent a unique environment to explore what people are made of, their integrity and whether they abide by corporate values under challenging circumstances. Wouldn’t you want to know how your colleagues, subordinates or leaders would act under strained circumstances when their guards are down?
Team building activities are a great way to bring teams together and improve collaboration and team cohesion to build a productive and engaged workforce. Get in touch with us to find out more about our virtual, in-person, and hybrid team engagement events here.