Everyone talks about how a team building activity should be incorporated in every workplace, but when it comes to innovation our ‘Hamsters’ know how to ace that!
Fat Hamster Studio is our in-house animation studio, that work with the latest technologies and softwares to create stunning and interactive visuals. From virtual/augmented reality to cute animated GIFs we see on our Instagram stickers, this bunch of talented young minds can do it all. Naturally, a career in this field involves a lot of brain work, creativity, keeping up with the current trends, and hence team-work, to help each other grow and put their best foot forward. In lieu of the aforementioned, a variation to the game of charades proved to be the perfect way to give out a valuable lesson through an entertaining activity.
Each team member had to first find a partner with whom they wanted to participate in the team building activity. Together they had to come up with an entire story of their own and then describe it in a 10-word sentence. All the teams were given two minutes each to first enact the line they came up, may it be with props or actions and then were given an additional 10 minutes each to describe their title via the original method of charades. The motive of this activity firstly was to inculcate and sustain innovation skills in the team. Positive ideation can keep your mind centered and focused on the path ahead. Secondly, it was to realize the importance of communicating effectively.
One of the teams, made up of Lance and Esuf, had many big words for the rest of the players to guess. They came up with words they thought would be easier for them to enact but turns out it put the whole audience in a pickle. Thus teaching them the need for concise communication. Another team came up with words they knew the audience really liked and does make it the easiest to guess among all the players. Effective communication is a very important aspect when it comes to most of the industries. It is important to carry out a thorough research about your target audience before you initiate any of your projects. In order for concise communication to take place, it is vital to know the audience you are communicating with and match your ideas with them.
The entire session was filled with loads of fun and laughter with the team learning the valuable lesson of communication, after which they all got back to their schedules.
The entire Nordic Intent bunch loves to carry out informative activity sessions to ease the mind on a hot and busy day. Do head out to our blog, if you wish to see more of our team building sessions.