Team Building Ideas That Don’t Suck

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

With the influx of millennials in the workplace, it seems more and more difficult to close the age gap.

Nobody wants to play Monopoly with the folks from work and it seems a lost cause to get everyone in a Smash Brothers tournament, if they can even grasp what that is. There is hope, however.

You just have to find a few ideas that are challenging enough for the youngsters, yet not impossible for the seasoned people on your team.

Training Games

There are companies that specialise in skill building games. They often involve customer service role playing or other sales skills. The best part is that most of these games have been placed online in some version or another. With a little research and some preparation, you can lead the event for your team. There will be some grumbling but after a few minutes, everyone will be having a good time… and learning a new skill or two along the way.

Scavenger Hunts

If you are more concerned with having fun than gaining skills, try a scavenger hunt. Make lists and assign teams. Make sure you mix them up a bit. The hunt can involve witty twists on the required items. You can place parameters on the playing field; confined to the office, the block or even the whole suburb. Get creative and you’ll get creativity back.

Ropes Courses

There are plenty of ziplining and ropes courses options all over the place. No matter where you are, there’s someone near you. If you have an active team, they can get through most things. You might even be pleasantly surprised at how well these young millennials work with others and help out. It turns out these kids do have strengths.

These are just a few ideas that can help your team grow together. The important thing is for you to identify what you’re looking for as a result. Do you want your team to be socially stronger, mentally stronger, or actually learn some skills along the way?

Figure that out and the options are out there.