Which Are the Best Activities to Interact with Your Team?


Teams that bond together and collaborate are more effective, successful and productive. On top of that, employees feel happier and enjoy their work more. However, it’s easier said than done. It’s often tricky, especially when some people don’t enjoy getting too childish, while others think they could do more work instead of doing those activities.

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be like that! The whole point behind team-building activities is to do something that everyone enjoys and, as a result, strengthens the bonds between each other. Whether you work in culture change consulting or think that your team needs a little break, get together and do something. There are plenty of workplace team-building activities available!

Some of the biggest players in the technology industry have realised that creating a fun and relaxed work environment with various events, parties, free lunches or even sleeping pods can improve productivity. It’s linked with a stress-free environment which allows employees to enjoy the work and utilise their best skills. On top of that, it gives them a chance to relax and reduces their stress level.

In this article, we created a list of fun activities every team member can enjoy. Whether you are looking for a small team-building activity, improving problem-solving or just want to have a little bit of fun and connect, we’ve got you covered!

What are the benefits?

  • Better onboarding – As you are probably aware, it can be very stressful for many new starters to try and fit into the company’s culture. With team-bonding exercises, you can give them a chance to understand the company and processes better and meet colleagues much faster. If you get this right, the new hire will be ready to show their skills quicker and possibly will give you a higher chance of keeping them for longer.
  • Speaking up – For many employees, taking a stand in the conversation, whether it’s about something good or bad, can be very stressful. Sometimes even if the team member knows something is wrong and how to fix it, they won’t say anything. With team-building activities, you can give them a chance to develop courage and the ability to speak freely without the fear of consequences.
  • Trust – If you want your employees to be constantly giving their best, then team-building activities are something you should look into. It builds trust, resulting in more outstanding performance and overall happiness.

Team building activities

 Community Service 

Volunteering is one of the best ways to bring people closer together, do something, and give some help. There are plenty of activities, including cleaning up the local area or helping charities. You will most definitely find something that everyone will enjoy and be proud of. An additional bonus is that your business is going to be perceived better by potential employees, customers and clients.

The Web We Weave

This short team-building activity is great because it demonstrates each employee’s importance. You can start with creating some space. Then grab a ball of yarn and begin by saying, “We are all important here, and we wouldn’t be able to be successful without individual contributions. I would like to thank (name) for (accomplishment)”. After saying that, wrap the yarn around your finger and hand it to the next person. They thank someone and do the same thing. After a while, you will start to notice a web of dependence and interconnectivity on each other.


This activity focuses on giving your team a fictional scenario. It can be anything like being lost in the middle of the Sahara desert. Team members must choose which tools and items they think would help them survive. The game is very simple. Make a list of 20 items of which they can select 10. Remember to include useful items and some that are not—for example, a knife and a bag of chewing gums. Divide employees into small groups and tell them to discuss which items would be the most valuable. At the end of the game, ask them to speak about their decisions and why they chose those particular items. The rest then decides whose strategy was the best.

As you can see, there are plenty of fun and engaging team-bonding activities. Whether you are looking for something to connect with your employees or want to ensure that they feel comfortable in their work environment, there is always something that everyone is going to enjoy.

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