10 Team Building Activities to Foster Team Spirit

Improve Collaboration With These Team Building Activities

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Do your employees dread team-building activities more than a visit to the dentist? Well, it’s time to ditch those tired old trust falls and awkward icebreakers. Instead, why not inject some humor and fun into your team-building activities with the help of a social wall? Not only will it spice things up, but it can also boost engagement and productivity. Trust us, your team will thank you for it!

What are team building activities?

Team building activities are designed to improve collaboration, communication, and teamwork among team members. They are usually interactive exercises or games that allow team members to get to know each other better, work together, and improve their problem-solving skills. Some common team building activities include icebreakers, trust-building exercises, problem-solving activities, and outdoor activities. 

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Why are team building activities important?

Team building activities are crucial in the workplace as they help enhance team dynamics and communication, leading to better collaboration and productivity. According to a recent survey, nearly 75% of employees believe that teamwork and collaboration are essential. By participating in team building activities, employees can learn to work together more effectively and develop a greater sense of camaraderie, leading to a more positive work environment. Additionally, team building activities can identify areas where team members may need extra support or training, allowing for targeted skill development and improved performance.

Here are some hilarious 5-minute team building activities that will have your team rolling on the floor with laughter:

1️⃣ The One Word Game

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This game is so simple, it’s brilliant! Choose a word related to your project or team goal and have each team member say one word that comes to mind when they hear it. It’s a great way to improve communication and promote creativity. Plus, it’s hilarious to see what words people come up with!

👉 How to play on a social wall: Imagine everyone’s faces lighting up when they see their words popping up on the social wall. Direct Posts makes it easy for everyone to contribute, even remotely!

🏆 Trivia Challenge

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A poll on a social wall.

Who doesn’t love a good trivia challenge? Use the Live Polls feature to create a quiz that your team members can participate in. The first person to answer correctly wins a prize! It’s a great way to get your team thinking and laughing.

⭐Related: Top 54 Poll Question Ideas to Ask Your Audience

🧩Scavenger Hunt

Make your team members snap a photo of something specific and post it on the social wall using the Direct Posts feature. The first person to post the correct photo wins a prize! It’s a great way to get your team moving and laughing.

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🕶️ Blind Drawing

Trust us, this game is not as easy as it sounds! Have one person describe a simple object while another person draws it without being able to see it. It’s a great way to improve communication skills and trust, as well as promote teamwork and problem-solving. Plus, the drawings are sure to provide some laughs!

👉 Don’t forget to photograph the drawings and post them on a social wall using a QR code. Hilarity guaranteed!

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🤫 Two Truths and a Lie

Get your team members to share two true statements and one false statement about themselves. Then, let the rest of the team guess which statement is false. It’s a classic game that promotes communication, creativity, and teamwork. Plus, it’s hilarious to see people’s reactions when they find out the truth!

👉 Play it on a social wall with Live Polls. Ask everyone to send you their statements before the meeting and then let people vote for the lie. It’s a surefire way to get everyone laughing!

📸 Photo Booth

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Create a virtual photo booth using the Photo Booth feature and let your team members snap some fun photos. Add props and filters to make it even more hilarious. The photos get automatically added to a social wall, so everyone can share in the laughter!

😎 Like a Boss

Create a fun competition using the Reactions feature. Let team members “like” each other’s posts and the person with the most likes at the end of the game wins a prize. It’s a great way to boost engagement and get everyone laughing.

🏅 Office Olympics

Office Olympics is a fun and engaging team building activity that can boost morale and improve communication among team members. In this activity, teams compete in a series of silly games and challenges (such as paperclip basketball, pen balance race, and stapler relay). This activity not only promotes teamwork but also helps team members de-stress and have fun together.

👉 Play it on a social wall with Live Polls. Have everyone vote for the winners of each game on Polls. The voting experience will be collective and more fun! 

#️⃣ Hashtag Challenge

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Use the Hashtag aggregation feature to pull content from Instagram using a specific hashtag. Challenge your team members to post a funny photo, Reel or video on their own Instagram account using that hashtag. Then, pull all the photos onto the social wall and choose a winner. It’s a hilarious way to get everyone involved and laughing.

⭐Related: The Ultimate Guide to Hashtag Tracking

🕺 Dance Off

Challenge your team members to create their own dance videos using TikTok or Instagram. Then, repost the videos on your profiles (for TikTok) or pull them from a hashtag (Instagram) so they show up on your social wall. The best dance video wins a prize!

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With the help of a social wall and its features, you can turn your team building activities from boring to exciting in no time. So, what are you waiting for?

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