What are the best team building activities for work?

Is the team outing in your office around the corner, and you want to plan some cool activities that'll not only let your workmates have fun, but also develop skills that are essential in the workplace? Well, this page is just for you as we've listed below some of the best team activities you can do!

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    #1[TUTORIAL] Trust Fall Game

    [TUTORIAL] Trust Fall Game

    Created to build confidence and trust with each other, this activity is played by forming pairs and falling backward, then letting your partners catch your fall without turning to look at them and remaining focus on the activity.

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    Randy Brewer
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "One of the best team building activities for work! This is a very classic game but surprisingly only a few people at work have tried this, so it was really fun seeing some of em try it for the first time!"
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    #2[TUTORIAL] Team Building: Paper Holding

    [TUTORIAL] Team Building: Paper Holding

    A game designed to test how creative you are in solving problems, this paper holding activity's goal is to get two individuals to hold as many papers as they can using their body parts against each other under a limited amount of time.

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    Julia Sotelo
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "This can easily be played in the office if you've got room, so sometimes just for fun we do this cause we've got a lot of scratch we can use for it. lol it's so nice to play cause everyone would get super competitive on who could hold the most paper!"
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    #3[TUTORIAL] Seeing, Thinking, Feeling Exercise

    [TUTORIAL] Seeing, Thinking, Feeling Exercise

    Designed to help a team improve their feedback giving skills, this game is played by having pairs of three with unique roles which are the observer, the observed, and the checker who may intervene when something is done wrong.


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    Megan Brooks
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "This is a pretty good exercise for learning how to be nice when giving criticism or for being more mindful of the things you say. It's very important that we are careful of our words when we're at the office and i think this one is a good activity for that!"
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    #4[TUTORIAL] Human Knot Team Building

    [TUTORIAL] Human Knot Team Building

    The Human Knot is an activity where you get a group to form a circle and hold the person across them's hands until they form a big human tangle. Then they'd have to un-knot themselves and showcase their cooperation and leadership skills.


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    Mick Fang
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "The Human Knot is such a classic! Even during my younger years in school we used to do this for fun, and we still do it sometimes in the workplace cause it really gets our minds going, and gets us thinking on how we're going to untangle ourselves from each other lol"
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    #5[TUTORIAL] Crazy Course

    [TUTORIAL] Crazy Course

    Test your communication skills with this game for a team of 8 or more members that are divided into four, with each team building an obstacle course for the others to go through. The teams must follow what the other team's instruction is.

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    Shirley Wang
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "Aside from being a team exercise, it's also a good contest idea cause you could time which team would finish the course faster, which really pumps them up esp if the prize is good!"
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    #6[TUTORIAL] Traffic Jam Team Building

    [TUTORIAL] Traffic Jam Team Building

    Traffic Jam is a game done by having two teams fall in line and facing each other while they're standing on a designated space. Each person can only move one space forward alone and cannot turn around the whole time.

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    Wendy Lee
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "Traffic Jam is the go-to exercise if you really want your employees to start thinking cause the mechanics actually makes the game pretty difficult? But you could really feel how nice it is when you finally know what strategy to use! Real nice! "
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    #7[TUTORIAL] Snakes Activity

    [TUTORIAL] Snakes Activity

    An activity designed to build trust without talking. Teams will form a straight line and are blindfolded except for the last person who will tap the person in front and so on to give directions to a bucket where they'll throw something in.

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    Catherine Lee
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "I've never heard of this game before until a workmate suggested we do it, and it turned out to be pretty fun! There's a lot of pressure when you're the guide at the back cause you gotta lead all of them to the right direction, but it works well once you and your team have developed good communicationwith each other."
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    #8[TUTORIAL] Speed Dating Exercise

    [TUTORIAL] Speed Dating Exercise

    Get to know your teammates better using this Speed Dating activity. In this game, the persons talking are given a topic to talk about in just one minute, when time is up, they move to the next person and repeat the process.

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    Judith McDonald
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "Speed dating is a really fun activity esp when everyone is relatively new at the workplace. Give them some absurd topic and watch em discuss and debate about it in just under a minute. The ideas they have are really astonishing!"

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Best What are the best team building activities for work
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1[TUTORIAL] Trust Fall GameVideos 17 Free
2[TUTORIAL] Team Building: Paper HoldingVideos 14 Free
3[TUTORIAL] Seeing, Thinking, Feeling ExerciseVideos 6 Free
4[TUTORIAL] Human Knot Team BuildingVideos 2 Free
5[TUTORIAL] Crazy CourseVideos 2 Free
6[TUTORIAL] Traffic Jam Team BuildingVideos 2 Free
7[TUTORIAL] Snakes ActivityVideos 2 Free
8[TUTORIAL] Speed Dating ExerciseVideos 1 Free
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