What is Team Building and U-Need's activity

What is Team Building?

Team building is a collective term for various types of activities used to enhance social relations and define roles within teams.
Since its startup, U-Need has attached great importance to team building, such as Tea Moments on Monday morning to inject spiritual nutrition, traditional festival dinners to strengthen belonging sense, and annual tour to enhance team cohesion.

Why is Team Building Important?

Team building offer groups a relaxing atmosphere to connect and learn about each other’s strengths, weaknesses, likes, dislikes, thought processes, and methods of problem-solving, and so on, which contribute to the success of a team.

Why is Team Building Important

What are the benefits of Team Building?

There are many advantages of team building, such as better problem-solving skills, increasing innovation, improving job satisfaction, driving team cooperation, fostering friendships, bringing out hidden talent, boosting team morale, underscoring company culture, and many other benefits.

Top 10 Team Building Activities for Employees

  • Divide the participants into groups of two.
  • Partner A needs to share a negative experience that happened to them with partner B.
  • Partner B discusses the same experience focusing only on the positive side, giving it another perspective.
  • Then switch roles and try it again.

The main purpose of this game is to encourage positive thinking in negative events. It will help team members learn skills that help them deal with future negative experiences.

  • Place balls, cones or other random objects across an open space.
  • Pair up the participants.
  • Put a blindfold on one person, another person need to guide their teammate through the area.
  • The team that reaches the finish without stepping on any objects wins the game.

This game is great for developing communication, listening skills, and improving trust among team members.

  • Form two or more groups, and get some pens and papers for each member.
  • Create a list of tasks to complete, such as “selfies with strangers”,“building something of paper clips”, “taking photocopies of strange objects”.
  • The group, completing the most tasks, will win the game.  

This team-focused activities is great for encouraging creativity and group cohesion.

  • This is one of the shortest team building activities, but also one of the best.
  • It scales up to almost any number of participants.
  • Before a meeting, it involves everyone walking around the meeting room.
  • Share as many people as possible what they would like to achieve or discuss.
  • Actually do those things when the meeting starts.

This is a great game to help individuals in a team define their goals and become more confident.

  • Need 8-20 team members to participate.
  • Start by everyone stand in a circle facing one another.
  • Everyone put out a right hand to grab the hand of someone across from them, then do the same with their left hand.
  • Untangle the human knot in the shortest possible time without releasing hands.

This game is fun and very helpful for improving communication and collaboration within the team.

What are the benefits of Team Building

Top 10 Team Building Activities for Employees

  • Prepare a list of around 30 words based on the area of works, or a topic that interests most team members.
  • Hand out everyone a piece of paper and a pen.
  • Project the list on the screen of the meeting room, and give members 60 seconds to remember words as many as possible.
  • After the time is up, everyone write down all the words they remember.

This game can improve concentration, memory and focusing skills, while awakening the competitive spirit of team members.

  • Create a jigsaw of the card making 7-9 pieces or more that can be a funny picture or even a team picture.
  • Form two or more groups who will compete with each other.
  • Complete the jigsaw puzzle within a specific amount of time.

This game will encourage the development of competitive spirit, improve collaboration among members, and reap the benefits of better productivity.

  • Prepare random tools or objects and Create small groups.
  • After a group discussion, one member from each team needs to demonstrate the possible use of the tool or object without using words.
  • The rest of the team is tasked with guessing what they are.

The game will help improve communication, teamwork, innovation and creativity.

  • Every member introduces themselves and talk about personal likes and dislikes.
  • They divide themselves into subgroups based on their likes and dislikes, such as coffee lovers, dog lovers, runners, gamers.
  • Subgroups should not be negative or discriminatory.

However, they need to make sure that no negative comments are made and no feelings are hurt.

The game can encourage team members to look at the different benefits instead of focusing on the negatives.

  • Ask all team members to empty their bags, pockets, purses, and wallets of any coins they have. Other items such as pens, tissues, or even makeup cab also be played.
  • It can be played on an individual level or as a team.
  • Create a logo using only the collected coins with members sharing in the shortest time.
  • Each participant explains their logo and why they made it to represent themselves.

The activity not only helps in self-awareness of participants but also allow the participants to get to know each other on a more personal level.

Team Building Activity

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