Positive Interactions, Appreciation & Gratitude
This activity is aimed at redirecting the focus off themselves and places it on others. By randomly selecting others and thanking them for their contributions that they have made to the team. This will also help to provide a positive outlook and recognition for the team.
Communication, Trust & Empathy, Logical Thinking, Decisions
Limiting beliefs can hold a team back from achieving their goals. In this activity we focus on what these beliefs are and how to overcome them with practical solutions.
Listening Skill, Communication, Trust & Support, Physical Activity
Trust building is important to any team. In this activity, Participants are placed in groups of three where the Instructor, selects an object in the room of the searcher and instructs the messenger via the chat box in a private message where the searcher needs to go find the object. The messenger is the only one allowed to talk, however, where there is more than one messenger advising out loud, the searcher will need to zone in on their messenger’s voice to follow the correct advice. Once the object is found, participants rotate roles until everyone has had a turn in each role.
Language, Communication, Listening Skill, Trust & Empathy
The language we use in communication is important to convey the message to the listener. In this activity teams learn how to use language in a positive manner. Positive means that you get to say what you want to say by avoiding the use of words such as “Not”, “Without”, “Don’t”, etc.
Negative Language: I don’t think she is annoying
Positive Language: I think she is nice and cheerful
Problem Solving, Cooperation, Communication, Leadership
This quick initiative exercise, using lateral thinking, will require participants to create/draw the shape of a wine glass with a fly in it. The objective is to recreate the wine glass without the fly in it. To complete the challenge, participants will only be allowed to move two sticks. The remaining sticks and the fly should not move.
Mind Puzzles, Logical Thinking, Collaboration, Cooperation
Cooperation and planning is essential to complete this task. The group is split in two halves, however, both sides need to work together to move participants from one side to the other (left to right or vice versa) by only using one space at a time in which to do it. This activity is quite a brain teaser and requires a lot of thinking and communication throughout the process.
Physical Activity, Interact & share, Play & Have Fun
Making use of a power point presentation, a series of random questions are asked. Participants show their responses by standing up for 3 sec if they confirm or remain seated if they do not confirm what is being asked. Coupled with music, comments & laughter, this physical activity has everyone engaged.
Interact & share, Play & have fun
Exercising the participants’ memory, and awareness of their surroundings & physical mobility, the host sends them on a scavenger hunt for random items in their surroundings, all while competing with each other to present the item to the camera first.
Listening Skill, Patience & Persistence, Strategy
This is a guessing game that focuses on listening and strategy. The team has to count as high as possible out loud with only one person counting at a time.
Productivity, Cooperation, Communication, Decision making
This activity is a productivity hack to prioritize your tasks and activities or process in play. It is also a great way for you as a team leader to check into your team, on how they are doing in their tasks. By picking on a topic and identifying all the tasks and duties attached to it. The objective is to create a safe space to discuss them & place them in the various columns as you strategize together on what needs to Start, Stop or Continue.
This activity is great for getting to know others you are working with better, & defining clear objectives and goals for your team.
Strategy, Creative Thinking, Patience & Persistence
Working on the skill of paying attention to detail, participants are presented with a detailed picture and asked to identify as many of the 70 rock bands presented in the picture as possible within the time limit provided.
Decision Making, Listening Skill, Discussion
Participants reflect their choices to the others by getting on and off an imaginary bus. The host presents a number of word pairs, where individuals have to make the decision which one they agree with and then why. This can be used as both a fun icebreaker and a team building exercise.
Ice Breaker, Mind Puzzle, Creative Thinking, Interact & share
Working together, the team must try to make a connection between two seemingly unrelated items. A number of possibilities arise when asked to connect: Coffee & Chocolate
Goal Setting, Creative Thinking, Cooperation, Communication
In this activity, the group is asked to create a newspaper headline based on what they think the department/company will achieve in the near future.
Creative Thinking, Cooperation, Communication, Time Management
Inspired by the game “radio play” & targeted at the creativity of the group. Participants are issued a topic and a time limit & tasked to create a radio ad to be presented in audio live with the group. With a speaker to convey the message and sound effects by others in the group to support the ad, collectively they need to make it exciting. A variety of Props can be used to make the sound effects for the ad.
Creative Thinking, Decision making, Play & have fun, Building Unity
In this playful connection, the group is shown a picture of which they need to create a story. Each participant contributes one sentence at a time to make up the story.
Interact & share, Support & Trust, Play & have fun
Through a combination of a power point presentation, and zoom annotations, a series of fun & pertinent questions are covered to identify the general emotional and mental state of the employees in the company.
New connections, Logical Thinking, Trust & Empathy, Cooperation
This exercise focuses on how to mingle, to build familiarity of those in the surrounding environment. This goal is to be achieved in 2 parts
Creative Thinking, Trust & Empathy,
Interact & share, Building unity
Building connection, the group is shown the year on a coin or paddle and asked to share a memory of something that happened to them in that year
Trust & Empathy, Interact & Share, Building Unity
Based on random colour selections, participants need to tell a story pertaining to the topic attached to each colour ie. Blue = A time when you felt proud?
Once they have told their story they nominate the next participant.