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Best Corporate Team Building Event Ideas to Try Right Now

The best team is not the one with the best people, but the best people that work well together. A team that works well together is more efficient, more productive, and more successful. They enjoy working together. However, this won’t happen by chance. Beside sharing common goals and being clear about each team member’s role in achieving the goals, the team need to be comfortable reaching out to or discuss with one another about either problems or successes. This is when corporate team building event ideas and corporate team building activities play an important role in facilitating a thriving work culture.

There have been books and lists of activities that help you with brainstorming ideas for your bonding sessions. Coming up with a list of activities is like coming up with a menu. You don’t usually invent new food and you eat different dishes every day, but somehow it’s still difficult to think about what to prepare for the next decent meal. Anyway, here’s a list of corporate team building event ideas we use for our company that you might also want to try this year. You’re welcome!

Reasons for Team Building

Team building activities for events are often a part of corporate events or conferences and consist of various tasks aimed at improving the efficiency of teamwork. Business games can help to maximise the interest of participants and turn ordinary training sessions into fascinating entertainment. Successful team building depends on correctly chosen methods, which include games and other forms of play askey components.

Business rafting

This is a thematic corporate team game dedicated to the development of management skills, strategic planning, and customer service.

Comparing harsh business conditions with a fast mountain river, the leader divides the players into teams and challenges them to overcome obstacles, reaching thresholds in the form of tasks. These“rafting companies” must show effective teamwork in order to properly plan actions and complete tasks on market research, working with clients, making profit, etc.

The game’s special rafting equipment, the corresponding design of the room, and the visual accompaniment of the game give the game a special dynamic and make it one of the most original ideas for team-building events.

Need 4 Speed

An exciting board game with simple rules and effective results is Need 4 Speed. Performing various tasks to collect cars from the provided parts on time, team members learn to better interact with each other and perceive themselves as important participants in a single company mechanism. The successful result of the team depends on the clear, correct, and quick actions of each member. As a result, the team that wins will demonstrate the best time and quality of work in all competitions.

CSR and Charity

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What can you do?

Run for charity. Paint a school. Build a home. Collect and donate food. Organize a coastal clean up. The list goes on. Community Service team building events are ones that make people do good and feel good.

Why should you do it?

Doing charity work is a win-win situation. As a team, you can build bonds, strengthen communication skills and boost morale, while you make a positive difference in the lives of other people. Better yet, find an activity that reflects your company values. A campaign aligned with your core values can solidify them. It also demonstrates that your employees care about the issues that affect their company.

Outdoor Activities

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What can you do?

Run a sand castle building competition. Organize a kite flying competition. Register everyone for an adventure course. Plan for a good old scavenger hunt game. A tour in your own city!

Why should you do it?

The fresh air, sunshine and exercise all encourage positive emotions while reducing stress levels. This will work wonders for people who work in rigid corporate working environment. Usually in that environment, colleagues tend to keep distance and be too formal. That might inflict tension on the team. Taking part in outdoor activities is a great way for them to be laid-back and sociable.

Comedy and Improv

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What can you do?

Set up a few teams and get them prepare for a comedy or improv to compete with one another.

Why should you do it?

Fun, interactive and hilarious – that’s what comedy and improv are about. Your employees will be roaring with laughter while learning useful communication and teamwork skills. These competitive, fast-paced activities will bond your team socially and empower them on the job. A great way to improve communication while fostering essential skills like focus, trust, being present and making each other look good.

Team Building Activities for Remote Teams

There’s a trend towards remote coworking and working in distributed teams that also demands new approaches to the organisation of team-building activities. Nowadays, more and more companies work globally and have offices in Singapore, the U.S., Europe, etc., requiring them to hire remote employees. To avoid a situation in which  people who work together never have small talk or even hear each other’s voices, don’t forget to organise team building for corporate events for remote teams as well.

Incentive trip

The incentive trip with strategic sessions may be the best option for building dedication among employees and teams that work remotely.

Conference Call Trivia

Divide into teams and play trivia. You can find good trivia questions and answers online, or create your own office trivia questions that involve things around your offices, your employees and your company. It’s a great way to learn about people’s non-work interests and personalities.

Catchphrase 

This is my favourite. You can create unique catchphrase pictures and post them on a Facebook page at, say exactly 2:00PM, 2:15PM and 2:30PM. The team or people that give the answer the fastest will win the game. The competition is very fun and easy to participate for everyone.

Tips for preparing a team-building event

Now let’s move on to the issues of organising the best team-building activities.

  • First of all, you need to decide which format to choose: organise one- or two-day events that may take place inhouse, somewhere else in the city, or out in nature, depending on what goals you have set for the team.
  • Stay away from your usual habitat, that is, change your daily routine as quickly as possible, and shift into an environment that will help establish contact and build strong relationships within the team.
  • Use retreat formats, and consider active outdoor team-building events ideas.
  • Identify informal leaders in each team and hidden conflicts as well as certain preferences among employees, etc.

In conclusion

There are many team building activities for corporate events on how to run team building activities. There is even an industry dedicated to providing services for corporate team-building activities. However, the organizer should be sensitive in the sense that not everyone is interested in certain activities such as 10km marathon or group meditation. There are certain boundaries regarding physical contact and the disclosure of personal information. We should create a situation where people can unwind and interact more with their colleagues, and avoid embarrassing or uncomfortable situations.

Read more: Entertainment Ideas to Maximize the Benefits for Corporate Events

Welcome with your ideas for company team building events in the comments below!

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  • Thank you sharing. All great ideas. We are always creating new activities and it is nice to find inspiration shared.

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  • Team building can certainly help motivate your employees. Thanks for posting some unique team building activities.

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  • I agree with this post! There are different activities that can be done in a team building exercise but as an organizer, make sure that it will be fun and very interesting for everybody involved. It must be activities that help people to unwind, interact with each other and will avoid embarrassing anyone. I struggled with this when I was just starting out, but I got some help from http://lorin.com.au.

    • Hey Lucy,

      Thanks for sharing your own experience. This will be helpful for other organizers too.

  • These are really great team building ideas , I can’t wait to try some of these in next event of my company.

    Thanks For Sharing

    • Most welcome!

  • This is great! The best ideas so far. The business world can sometimes (or always) be daunting and we need to have that relaxing and unwinding time with the team every once in a while. Nothing beats going to beaches, but I must admit, the comedy or improv is also a cool idea. It will definitely be fun. Well, that’s probably obvious.

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