Indoor team building exercises are generally viewed as a safe way to build up teamwork within groups from corporate companies. This is generally because team bonding activities of the outdoor type require a fair amount of physical exertion and may sometimes result in injuries for people who do not have prior experience. However, when it comes to indoor activities, there are a wide range of activities that do not require any marginal amount of physical exertion. They just require the involvement of the individuals’ brains. This sometimes may tend to be more fun for the individuals as they can concentrate on the task at hand while also allowing them to learn more about their teammates, who will mostly be their colleagues from the same company.
Some examples of team bonding activities that have shot to fame in recent times are shown below:
- Trapology Boston: This particular escapade locks together a bunch of people in one room without any connection to the outside world and asks the group to find a way to escape. There are no easy doors or windows through which these individuals can escape though. They will have to work together as a team and collate ideas to try and find out how to escape. These puzzle games involve employees from various domains to use their own skillsets to try and find a way out. For example, a programmer could be asked to write some simple programs to get a clue, whereas a finance manager could be asked to predict the rise or fall of a particular stock to give them the next clue.
- IA Innovation: This company has found a unique way to bring teams together, and that is by engaging them in team bonding activities that have elements of comedy. This also helps people improve their communication and improvisation skills. The exercises involve all the members of a group by making them take fast decisions. These fast decision are usually instinctive, and thus helps team members to understand everyone’s personality quicker. Putting together small experiences like these, it helps to strengthen a team’s trust level, which when translated into the workplace can bring out some extraordinary results.