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Choosing The Right Team Building Activities

Chosen wisely, team building activities can have multiple benefits. There are events, games and challenges capable of developing everything from leadership to time managemen t skills. Not to mention tackling issues such as poor communication, a lack of motivation and resistance to change .

Whilst choice is a beautiful thing, it can also be quite daunting. Choosing the right team building activities for your particular business is no mean feat!

Before you even start looking at activities and events, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Exactly what do I want to achieve?
  • What are my team's long-term aims and objectives?
  • Are there any problems/issues that need to be addressed?
  • What is the cause of these problems?
  • Are there any specific skills that need to be developed?

When you've got the answers to these questions, you'll be able to choose the right team building activities.

Remember this; an away day or indeed any kind of corporate event is not a standalone event. The purpose is toimprove performance on a long-term basis . Team building should be part and parcel of life in the workplace. It's an organic process that needs to be sustained through off-site activities supported by regular on-site exercises, no matter how simple. That's why it's vital to choose activities that match your organisation's long-term goals.

Here are some ideas to get you started.


Great for: building trust in the workplace, improving communication and collaboration skills.


This activity works very well for a conference of AGM. Using only their bodies and the instructions and props provided, delegates must create a giant version of the company logo. This is one of the best team building activities for boosting morale and improving communication skills. It's a fun, creative way to communicate a brand or company message.

Visit Actiondays for a full list of corporate events or call us on 01773 766050 for advice on choosing the right team building activities.

Written by Catherine Alexander

26th Wednesday June 2013