Remember back in childhood when we played charades for fun? Here’s how you can use it at your workplace to bridge the gap in team communication.
We’ve all played charades as kids or during a party, but using it in a workplace setting is a novel approach to team building that people enjoy. The basic rule involves identifying words or phrases from a given set of actions.
The QA team at Kodework organised a team building activity, similar to charades but with a twist, for the rest of the employees.
All the participating team members were made to stand in a line one behind the other. One person from the organising team acted out a series of steps to the last person in the queue. That person would then proceed to enact the same steps to the one ahead of them and this would go on until they reached the start of the line. The person at the start of the line then had to take center stage and enact the steps that finally reached them.
There were 2 rounds of this activity. Each round beginning from either end of the line. It was an extremely enjoyable activity and everyone had a lot of fun! Most of the steps got muddled up en route and what reached the last person was nothing close to the initial actions.
Team building exercises are an integral part of building a strong, well-functioning business. The intention behind this activity was to bridge the communication gap between the employees so as to avoid confusion, unclear motives, and indecisive actions.
Click here to have a look at some of the other team building activities held at Nordic Intent in the past.
Sometimes fun is all you need to foster team spirit!