Time and time again, we discuss about how organizational culture is one of the top determinants tied to employee happiness. It is the numero uno factor people seek for at their job place. So in the best interest of the company, it is important to build connections within the team, department, and organization.
Team-building can range from quick in-office activities to complex half-day courses run by “game engineers”. At the end of it all, the important thing is to make sure there’s enough time and space for coworkers to bond.
Kodework recently held another one of its innovative team building sessions for its employees centered around the popular children’s game “Tail Tag”.
The participants were split into 4 teams. Each team member had to tuck a paper tail into their backs. At the sound of the signal, the participating teams had to hop around the area on one foot trying to stamp on the tails of the opposing team members whilst also keeping their own tail safe. If a person’s tail was captured they would be knocked out from the game. Participants were not allowed to hold onto their own tail and there had to be a sufficient amount of material hanging out so that others could grab it. The game ended once all the team members from the opposite team have been knocked out.
The 4 teams battled it out against each other through two qualifying matches and the winning teams from each of these matches then had a final face-off with each other.
This team activity got the participants to put their heads together and discuss the dodging skills, concepts, and strategies to prevent the opposing team from taking their tails away while at the same time being able to take away the opponents tails. It helped them understand their individual strengths, the perks of working as a team while at the same time showing respect, demonstrating fair play and abiding by the structure of the game.
Are you looking to plan your own fun training session like this? Drop us a message and tell us about it. Here are some team building activities we’ve held at our organisation in the past that can help your employees get to know each other even better: