Dashing through the city streets on a treasure hunt might sound more exciting than team building activities indoors − but this is where technology can turn your expectations around. Gamification using tools such as tablets, smartphones, video cameras, and GPS systems provide excitement and combine fun to meet your objectives indoors as well as outdoors.
Although we have a Wet Weather Guarantee for our outdoor activities, an indoor activity will shelter you from the elements. Not only this, but many team building activities can simply be added to an indoor event you are already holding, for example, an interactive app-based team quiz can fit in between the courses of a meal.
If you want to choose an indoor team building activity which is not limited by four walls, take a look at the team activities below all of which will stimulate, excite and challenge the mind:
Indoor team building ideas
1. Around the World
Around the World Challenge is an indoor activity where your team will virtually travel to different countries completing a series of highly entertaining challenges which also meet your objectives. All the challenges are designed to put their teamwork, communication skills and creativity to the test.
Whether it is performing the Haka as part of a challenge in New Zealand or building a famous landmark, your team will have to work together, using their problem-solving skills and ingenuity.
2. Museum Explorer
Museums are often used in the movies due to their formidable presence. You may be indoors, but this is exciting! A museum can transport you to different countries and cultures under one roof, with artefacts acting like portals to the past. Museums are inspiring places which capture the imagination and the Museum Explorer offers an indoor activity from a thrilling location.
Using teamwork and communication skills you can complete photo and video challenges amongst the wealth of treasures in the interlocking rooms and levels in some of the world’s leading museums. The grand indoor locations include The British Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum in London or the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
3. A World of Change
Something special happens when people come together to achieve a common goal for the benefit of others. A World of Change is a team building activity in association with B1G1, a social enterprise and non-profit organisation with a mission to create a world full of giving.
Whether you choose to do this activity indoors or outdoors, this immersive experience is high energy and interactive.
Not only can this activity accomplish goals for your company by motivating and engaging your employees, giving to others has its own set of rewards. This experience will have a lasting impact and lasting results. Employees will feel pride and loyalty to the company they work for which wants to give back – a worthy outcome indeed.
If you have colleagues on offices around the world, you can also involve them with this activity – and no one has to step on a plane!
4. Manor House Murder
There is nothing like the thrill of a murder mystery, trying to piece together tantalising details by using those Poirot inspired ‘little grey cells’ to catch the murderer. How Poirot would have loved this virtual murder mystery!
Manor House Murder will improve your team’s ability to problem solve and think strategically. It encourages you to work as a team to unlock clues using augmented reality and image recognition technology. Without needing to step outside, you can explore the crime scene via an interactive map, completing the tasks and challenges inside so that you can reveal the murderer.
5. Art Heist Escape
You are in the frame – the perfect accessory to an art heist! You have 60 minutes to escape and avoid arrest.
For any location, any venue and any team size, Art Heist Escape is a fun and exciting way for your team to develop their problem solving skills. Your team will have to complete this nail-biting app-based virtual escape room challenge against the clock for added thrill. As you complete the challenges you will have to figure out some cryptic messages and look out for some surprises!
Employee productivity keeps business thriving, and it doesn’t have to be complicated to organise regular team building activities. Many can be added to a virtual event.
There are benefits to holding your activities both inside a venue and outdoors, it depends on your preference, the size of your team and your budget. With the use of cutting-edge technology, attention can be captured and emotions can be stirred inside as well as outside.