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Team Building In Large Groups

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Got a large squad? No problem! It is best to plan the entire team-building session progressively with each challenge building up to another and along key themes. For example, to cultivate better communication, your activities should include initiatives where different players take on the leadership role. To foster trust, initiatives should include asking team members to relinquish power and control to another in a non-threatening, safe environment.

ice breakerGet Started With An Ice Breaker

Like any other good practice session, any team building effort should start out with a warm up to prepare your team members for the day’s events. Warm up activities are simple icebreaker experiences that will encourage your team to transition from the standard office mode to a relaxed, open spirit type of engagement. For example, the blanket name game is the perfect opportunity for team members to learn each other’s names. Or else, go and see a game of football competing in betting. Today, there are many sites handing out free odds bonuses so this is actually something you can do for free.

Lay The Ground Rules

Once team members are relaxed and know each other by name, it is time to set the ground rules. Some of these include asking everyone only to share positive verbal comments and respect individual differences to foster a safe physical and emotional environment. Let the team know that there is a purpose to the team building games and even as they have fun and have a great time laughing, there is a deeper meaning in the activities.

It Is Not Over Until Debriefing

A common error made by HR teams organizing team-building activities for large groups make is neglecting the debriefing session. At the final debrief, team members should be asked to explain what they heard, saw, learned and felt during the activities. In addition, the members should demonstrate some of the potential lessons they derived from the activities and the relevance in the office environment.