3 Daily Team Building Exercises

3 Daily Team Building Exercises

  • May 27, 2021

Team building exercises at work are critical to team bonding. Bringing them together and overcoming light hearted challenges, can help mix fun with socialising…all whilst at work. 

The following 5 exercises are simple and effective and can be implemented at the start or end of each day, for no more than around 10-15 minutes of activity. 

1. The Human Knot

  1. Get everyone in a circle facing each other, shoulder to shoulder. Now ask one person to grab another person’s hand in front of them with their right hand, and grab a totally different hand from another person, with their left.
  2. Repeat this for every person in the circle. Now they’re locked up, the challenge for the team is to un-knot themselves, without releasing their hands.

If you have a large group of over 8 people, then you can split it into two groups – where the winning group untangles themselves first.

This is a great up close and personal, rapport building, problem solving game!

2. This is Better Than That

  1. Take 4 or more random objects and then split your team into smaller groups. 
  2. Present each team with a wacky challenge like, you’re facing armageddon, and the world will be hit by a meteorite… or, there’s a Zombie attack, or you’re stuck on a desert Island…
  3. Get the team to take these objects and identify how they would use them to help save the day, and in what priority order.

When the round’s over, get each team to report back their findings and laughably discuss!

3. The Five Minute Jigsaw Puzzle

  1. Split your team into smaller groups and give them the same complicated puzzle each. 
  2. Set the timer and get each team to work together to solve the puzzle in 5 minutes.
  3. If no-one completes it, the team with most of the puzzle completed, wins!

Business doesn’t always have to be serious. In fact, by socialising and engaging team building exercises, you can improve communication and therefore improve interaction and productivity.

The above team building exercises won’t break the bank, nor will they be time consuming. The pay off is well worth the creative investment.

Start the team building exercises today and you’ll have a high performing team in no time!

Written by Sahar Habib