The advantages of having a cohesive team in an organization are too many to ignore. On the other hand, companies are likely to be in a disadvantageous situation if they do not have a cohesive team. Therefore, it is imperative that companies take adequate steps for building teams. Let us look at some of the corporate team building activities .
1. Creating a garden
The company can depute teams to work in a nearby school or hospital so they can carry out gardening activities there. This will not only benefit these institutions but can help the team members understand the attitude and working style of the other members. Further, garden activities are so good that they enhance the health of the participants also since the members will have a chance to breathe the fresh oxygen let out by the trees and plants.
2. Hula Hooping
This is a fun activity and additionally, it can be a good physical exercise as well. It has been scientifically proved that such fun activities can reduce stress levels in employees because they may need good amount of oxygen while indulging in this activity. When employees cheer good performers, there will be a positive mood in the group that may go a long way in building a cohesive team.
3. Outdoor exercise sessions
Team members can schedule outdoor exercise sessions. This is also a good team building effort. While the team members can have enhanced health, they can get to understand each other better also. But team members should guard against creating peer pressure because the intention is to ease stress and not increase it.
4. Ropes Courses
Ropes courses are an excellent outdoor team building activity. Of course, members will find the activity challenging because they have to surmount obstacles in this activity for completing their goal. Not only that, members should understand the strengths as well as weakness of the other members and use them appropriately for accomplishing the goal. Once they achieve the goal, they are certain to appreciate the positive contribution of others which is good for team building.
5. Treasure Hunt
Treasure hunts are a highly popular activity and this activity is a very good outdoor team building exercise. Since every member has to provide ideas in this activity, there is a lot of scope for developing a good relationship among members, thus paving way for forming a cohesive unit.
There are a number of other outdoor team building exercises but teams should discuss and choose the ones that suit them and that help them achieve their aim of improving the relationship among the members.