1. – 3 Physical exercises to get the team moving and deciding as a group in the classroom – With thanks to the Vancouver Canucks for their Team Building Day video posted via YouTube.
Preparation – These games takes up some space, require some organisation and require the energy and input of a dynamic facilitator to ensure good group energy levels leading to a rewarding team building outcome;
Great version of the “Minefield” exercise with aluminium pie cases and opaque goggles with instructors directing from the side.
The Water bucket challenge – keeping up a bucket of water using the feet of a team in trainers and socks. Then, one person at a time removes their trainers and socks whilst everybody keeps the bucket in place.
Team skiing – This takes some DIY resources to drill out holes in 4 “skis” and attach ropes to the planks of wood. The ideas is that 4 or 5 team players “ski” in formation along an obstacle course – watch out for the turn around and see the difference in pace between a beginner team and how slick they become at the end of the exercise.
- If you don’t have the resources – This next set are so simple, lots of fun and involve competing with yourself…
Thanks to Australian, Mark Collard for filming and posting these. This name impulse game requires no resources other than chairs and a timer and produces some good clean competitive behaviour.
- – And, finally, a wonderful fun team building / icebreaker exercise – Knee tag
This needs to be played by consenting, mobile & agile executives!
Thanks to Mark Collard at Playmeo for filming and posting this lively game on YouTube.