Friday, December 16, 2011

Top team building activities, ideas and games for workplace, Kids and Adult

Find and Discover Top Free Team building activities, games and ideas for the workplace of your company or organization.

In this post, we will be looking at various team building activities for the workplace that will help to build your organization.  I know you may be expecting to spend some huge amount of money in forming some team building activities for your organizational workplace.  But the truth is that the team building activities for the workplace which you are going to discover by the time you finish reading this article is worth a million dollar and it is free.

Do not mind people that tell you that nothing is free.  This information on how to build your team using various activities is completely free.  These free team building ideas, games and activities are created by top corporate officials experienced in team building.  There are a number of free team building ideas for your organization that will help improve team work in your organization. 

Below is a list of team building activities for your workplace.

 Blind Wine Waiter  free team building activity
Type of activity: Energiser Exercise
Participants: 6-60
Timing: 30 minutes
Key themes: Teamwork, Communication, Leadership
Teams of six must successfully find, uncork and pour a bottle of wine into five glasses. Each team member must carry out no more than one element of the task and at least five of the team must wear blindfolds.
None required.
Equipment and Layout
One bottle of wine per team, one wineglass per team, blindfolds for 5 members of each team, one corkscrew per team.
Running the Activity
1. Introduce this as a light-hearted activity that will improve communication across teams.
2. Divide the group into teams of 6 and ask each team to elect a leader.
3. Hand out blindfolds to all team members other than the leader, instruct all team members other than the leader to put on their blindfold.
4. Ask the team leader to take a seat somewhere close to his/her team and ask him/her to sit on her hands.
5. For each team, position one bottle of wine, one wineglass and one corkscrew in various locations around the room. Take care to ensure that nothing is positioned where it might easily fall or break (eg make sure the wine bottle(s) and glass(es) are placed on the floor against a wall, or in the centre of a table).
6. Tell all participants that their task is to find a bottle of wine, a corkscrew and a wine glass, open the bottle and pour their leader a glass of wine.
7. Tell the participants the rules:
- the team leader cannot move from his/her position and cannot use their hands

 Silence free team building activity
Type of activity: Icebreaker
Participants: 5-500
Timing: 5-10 minutes
Key themes: Communication, Trust
This icebreaker aims to focus attention and to dissipate nervous tension at the start of a presentation, meeting or training session.
Equipment and Layout
Running the Activity
1. Introduce yourself and say you are about to start your session. Give it a big build.
2. Then stop talking and remain silent for at least 30 seconds, walking around the room or looking at your notes.
3. At the end of 30 seconds, thank participants for their patience and, with a big smile, ask them what they learned in the last 30 seconds.

 Rings a Bell
Type of activity: Icebreaker Discussion Starter
Participants: 6-100
Timing: 15-45 minutes
Key themes: Communication, Teamwork
A simple and fun activity, ideal as an icebreaker or discussion starter. A good way of ensuring that all mobile phones are switched off at the start of a meeting.
None required.
Equipment and Layout
Participants can remain seated or standing.
Running the Activity
1. Ask each participant to introduce themselves to the group. As part of their introduction they should demonstrate their mobile phone ring tone. They should then explain the reason for their choice or ring tone (or lack of interest in a ‘personal’ ring tone), and offer some comment as to what this might suggest about their personality or style.
2. The discussion and feedback among the group will be at the discretion of the facilitator, depending on the group composition and whether the activity is used simply as an ice-breaker or as a starter for a discussion.

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