With only a few weeks to go until Santa comes, we’re rounding up our favourite Christmas-themed Easy Office-Based Team Building Ideas to get you in the festive spirit and carry your team through the last few weeks of the year.
Last time on Easy Office-Based Team Building Ideas, we looked at fitting your team building into packed schedules by utilising your lunch hour. But there’s another way to strengthen bonds and boost motivation without taking up masses of precious work time, by using a technique we call the Long-Term Team Build.
At CCC Events, we’re big advocates of the benefits of regularly coming together as a team away from the stresses of everyday working life. The advantages of taking off your ‘work hats’ for a while and getting together in a relaxed environment are numerous – better working relationships, higher morale and increased productivity to name just a few. However, the number one reason many of our clients find it difficult to make this happen is lack of time; there’s always things to be done and urgent tasks to attend to.
Therefore, today’s edition of Easy Office-Based Team Building Ideas looks at how you can slot fun team building activities right into your lunch break. Spending lunchtime with colleagues can strengthen bonds immeasurably, and having an activity to focus on will break the ice and carry the benefits over into the afternoon.
If your workplace is anything like ours, then you love yourselves a slice of cake. Birthdays, Fridays, national celebrations – in our eyes, they’re all the perfect excuse to swap our lunchtime sarnies for a bit of Victoria Sponge. This week’s Easy Office-Based Team Building Idea adds a competitive element to your average office tea party: behold, The Great Team Building Bake Off!
If you’re looking for a small team build you can run yourselves, from your office, with minimum planning or fuss, look no further than our Easy Office Based Team Building Ideas!
The aim of this activity is for each team member to create a piece of origami by being given only verbal instructions by their team leader. It is beneficial for groups who are having communication issues, as it encourages everyone to assess how they listen to instructions, how they interpret them and how they implement them. It’s also a great way of looking at the art of giving instructions, and is a fantastic DIY team build because the only equipment it requires is paper.
Here at CCC Events we understand that it’s not always possible to get your whole team out of the office for an ‘official’ Team Build as often as you’d like. That’s why we’re proud to introduce our new blog series, Easy Office-Based Team Building Ideas! Whether it’s your first foray into the world of team building, or you are looking for something to tide you over until your next away day, we’ll be posting a series of small team builds that you can run yourselves, from your office, with minimum planning or fuss.