Their aim is to foster a shared team identity by looking into how your employees perceive the company and what influences their opinions.
You’ll need: newspapers, a whiteboard, tape, scissors, markers Time: 60 minutes Group size: 6–20Instructions: Have you always wanted to get a quick peek into your employees’ minds to see how they perceive the company? Divide people into teams of 3 or 6, preferably by department.
It’s also perhaps an opportunity to change your old one or make everyone aware of the values that your company embodies.
You’ll need: index cards Time: 45–60 minutes Group size: Unlimited Instructions: Much like the “Concentration” game from childhood, where you flipped over two cards at the same time to find the matching pairs, this activity demands agility and observation spirit.
The exercise is great for spotting hidden opportunities or threats.
It also instills a sense of loyalty as each team member feels they’re appreciated and have a stake to play in the company’s development.
To loosen up the atmosphere in a short time, gather coins with listed years on them so that you have one for each member. Remember to check every coin so that the dates are not older than the youngest team member.
Finally, have each team member draw a coin and share a memorable moment from their lives that happened in the year when the coin was minted.
The exercise is great because it gives everyone a visual snapshot of each player while triggering conversations on the go.
You’ll need: pennies or any coins with listed years, box or bucket Time: 10–15 minutes Group size: Unlimited Instructions: It might be difficult to start working on a project without properly knowing your colleagues.