If you are an employer looking to promote a feeling of connectivity between your employees, you should consider arranging a corporate event, or staging team-building activities, so that they can bond. If you are looking for work social event ideas then you have come to the right place – this post will take you through 10 of the best team-building activities and group activities for a corporate event.
Team Building Activities and Ideas
1. Escape Room
An escape room is a great activity for building communication and teamwork skills. Depending on the location that you head to, your team will have to pass through a range of different rooms and collaboratively solve puzzles in order to escape together.
2. Laser Tag
Laser tag is a fun team-building exercise that gives your group an excuse to head out of the office for a good few hours. Laser tag is a fun exercise – not just in a keep fit sense – but is also an excellent activity for your group to build on their team skills and practice logic and tactical planning.
3. Two Truths and One Lie
Two Truths and One Lie is a great group activity for a corporate event as it allows your team to get to know each other more. This team-building activity is the ultimate icebreaker and is super easy to follow. Set your team up in a circle and get each member to introduce themselves with their name and three facts about themselves – the catch however is that only two of them are true and the rest of the team must guess which is the lie.
4. Workshop in Professional Development
One of the best team-building activities is hosting a professional development workshop. Choose a topic that is either directly related to your employee’s job, or a specific skill that you and your team actively use, and deliver a workshop on this. This is a great group bonding exercise because your team are learning about something and developing their skills as part of a joint effort.
5. Scavenger Hunt
If you are after virtual team-building games or activities, then consider hosting a virtual scavenger hunt for your employees. Set up a Zoom or Teams meeting for your employees and ask all your team members to collect different objects around their house. This can become quite competitive as the winner is the first person to collect all of the requested items the quickest.
6. Karaoke Night
A karaoke night comes right at the top of the list for good work social event ideas. Having fun singing with each other can be a good laugh between your team and increase their rapport and bonding. Even better if you can turn your karaoke night into a contest to create an internal team feeling. The best bit is – no one has to have any singing talent!
7. Office Trivia Quiz
An office trivia quiz is a versatile team bonding activity that can be conducted virtually or in person. Generate a series of questions that bind the teams together and that are specific to your workplace, so that you can identify how attentive your group is! Questions can include things like ‘How many people in the team do not have the letter ‘a’ in their name?’ or ‘How many doors are in the office?’
8. Paper Plane Contest
A paper plane contest is a good option if you are looking for outdoor team-building activities. Break your team up into individual groups and set them with the task of building a plane out of a piece of scrap paper. The team that makes the paper plane which travels the furthest is the winner!
A staple team-building game, charades are also just a lot of fun. Split your employees up into teams and have them access prompts for things to act out in a charades style. The team that guesses the most charades is the winner. Simple!
10. Marshmallow Spaghetti Tower
This one is a pretty classic group activity for a corporate event. Split your employees into several groups, provide them with twenty sticks of uncooked spaghetti and a small handful of marshmallows each and ask them to build a tower. The winner of this task is the group with the tallest tower at the end – but the tower must be able to stand alone with no hands supporting it! This team activity is therefore great as a bonding activity because it encourages collaboration and teamwork.
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