A business that feels unified in their goal is going to excel in its practice, over one that has a fragmented identity, with employees uncertain of their place within the company. Team building exercises and activities help to boost morale and energy in employees. Companies should aim to have a team building activity once a year, particularly if they identify that employees are feeling demotivated, showing signs of low-morale or are not communicating effectively.
Corporate team building events can be a big undertaking if you’re putting it on yourself. It’s a bit like arranging a birthday party, but one where you are directly held accountable if anything goes wrong or if people don’t enjoy it, with damning repercussions if so – normally from above! Well worry no more. We’ve put together a range of innovative team building activity ideas that suit the hardest-to-please groups.
Find creative and unique team building ideas that will make you the office hero! Scroll down to find the best team building activities for your group by type…
Does your group want to make a real impact on the world? A great idea for a team building activity that combines giving is our ‘World Of Change’ challenge which can be played indoors, outdoors or a combination of both. Combining gamification with giving, this activity helps teams create impact through action as they complete a range of tasks earning impacts that will contribute to global change.
This immersive experience will help participants connect with each other whilst creating real social impact around the world such as supplying clean water to communities, books to school children and vaccines to the vulnerable.
What do you do when you have such a large group of people you literally have no idea what to do with them? – Don’t worry and let Wildgoose take care of it!
One of the best features of our app is the ability to seamlessly navigate large amounts of people around any location indoors and out in a gamified way. The sophisticated and intuitive nature of our app and its system means our facilitators are able to easily navigate groups of teams to different locations by releasing different sets of tasks at different times, so groups don’t cross paths or cause bottlenecks.
For off-the-shelf games that are tried and tested on large groups, take a look at the following team activities..
A group that’s bursting with creativity and energy need a team activity to match and we have just the thing. ‘The Pitch’ sends teams on an entrepreneurial adventure either inside your conference room, venue or outside around your chosen location. With limited supplies and plenty of creative challenges, teams will need to think outside the box as they complete a series of tasks to pitch an idea, product or business concept to a judging panel.
Want the creativity without the business? Try ‘The Ultimate’ – a game where teams are encouraged to harness their creativity and communication against the clock. Teams will need to stay alert as there is no way of telling what could come up next! This team challenge is guaranteed to get people working together, and having a blast whilst they’re doing it.
Indoors, outdoors, quick breakout activity or full afternoon activity, these are both perfect high-energy and creative solutions for your group.
They scoff at your sudoku and eye roll your riddles, this group needs something more advanced than a wordsearch to peak their attention. Well luckily for you, we’ve got just the team activity…
The Wildgoose Escape Challenge is a problem-solving team building activity for groups of any size. Based on the popular escape room challenges, it involves an hour-long collection of virtual tasks, where teams have the chance to solve puzzles, tackle questions and answer riddles while utilizing the app’s image recognition and augmented reality functionality. Starting in a ‘locked office’, teams are required to work their way through these series of tasks, which are all displayed on interactive games screens, earning points as they go, on a mission to ‘escape’ within the 60 minute time limit. As well as being good fun, the challenge encourages team building and group engagement.
Want to go global?
We’ve played this game simultaneously for multiple teams around the globe as offices in Tokyo, Mumbai, London & Hong Kong went head-to-head to compete in this unique virtual escape challenge.
Have a more specific learning agenda?
Our dedicated learning and development team have created a range of team building activities inspired by the latest thinking and theory to promote performance development and drive behavioral change in the areas of inclusive leadership, communication, wellness and innovation.
We understand that the energetic and highly competitive groups need something a little more adrenaline-fuelled than a table-top activity. Enter the Amazing GPS Race!
Digital meets physical in this one of a kind ‘Amazing Race’ style scavenger hunt, creatively themed to suit your location of choice. Trails of hotspots will populate leading teams to ‘road block’ activity stations where anything can happen as you compete in a race to your mystery end location. Between activity stations teams have the chance to activate hotspots via GPS containing tasks, questions and fun photo & video challenges and we’ll incorporate a variety of modes of transport into this high-speed interactive challenge to get teams covering as much ground as possible in the time available.
Don’t let such small detail as the weather stop the fun. For the “I’m too hot”s or the “I’m too cold”s, take cover from the elements, turn the air con on or the heating up and let us entertain the group from the comfort of an indoor venue of your choice.
Frenetic challenges, trivia nights, virtual escape games and more can all be found in our >> Indoor Activities << section.
Alternatively why not see what Museum Explorers we have available – a perfect option to explore the great indoors!
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Don’t bore this group with another team activity that keeps them cooped up in a conference room. This group was born to explore and that’s exactly what we’ll have them doing in our City Explorer Challenge.
Armed with our app as their guide, teams will have to navigate across their chosen location searching for hidden historic relics as they explore beyond the tourist route.
As well as uncovering city secrets this game involves tasks and challenges for everyone from physical to visual, cryptic to creative. With City Explorers set up across every major city in the world no two games are ever the same!
Did you draw the short straw in the industry? Did you end up with the group that is impossible to please? The “If it’s not a vintage, put it in my food not my glass” type?
We understand that this group needs a little more attention than the usual. So speak to us and let us know what your group does like and we’ll put together a completely custom-designed self-guided challenge that can include all of their high-end needs. Wine tasting, sailing, canapés on a rooftop, you tell us your activities and we’ll put them all seamlessly into our app to navigate teams across their custom tour in an creative, innovative and completely self-guided game.
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We understand that some groups are a little more ‘social’ than others. They are competitive, sure, but also, very ‘social’. Our Bar Explorer was practically designed for you!
You’ll get to explore everything your chosen city has to offer, with interactive challenges and a couple of bar stops along the way. The city streets and bars are your playground for this unique and interactive team event, as you get out and about to explore, learn and compete against other teams with a few cheeky drink stops along the way.
Perhaps you want an activity that reins these guys in a bit? Our aptly named ‘Prohibition Challenge’ will do just that, teasing your team with prohibition themed trivia and underground city finds before revealing a secret end location for that much needed end to prohibition.
This interactive team building activity will entertain and amuse your guests over dinner, within conference breakouts or within any indoor setting you desire. Using pre-set popular trivia categories or customized content, teams will activate questions and fun challenges using an interactive game screen. Teams will answer questions, complete tasks and tap into their most creative side to complete photo and video challenges to earn valuable points.
New office, new recruits? This group needs to be welcomed and made to feel completely at home with a fun activity that bonds, excites and inspires.
Our City Explorer challenges are the perfect tool for just this, and with a sprinkling of customization, we can have this game onboarding ready, giving your newbies the perfect first impression to your company.