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Susan M. Heathfield

15 Team Building Ideas for Work

By September 22, 2013

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Are you interested in team building activities that you can do in your workplace or close by? Recently, an organization development consultant wrote to me to tell me that in his workplace, they were looking for ways to informally build teams and teamwork.

It sounded like such a good idea for an article that I wrote one for him. I have written about informal team building at work many times, but I've never gathered all of my ideas in one place before. Plus, I have ideas that were not used in the piece, so another will be forthcoming.

Team building activities that you can do at work have such a positive impact because they are ongoing and reinforcing. So many team building activities are a one shot deal where a group of employees attends an offsite meeting. Then, the follow-up after the meeting, which is where the reinforcement of the good, positive feelings must occur, does not happen.

With team building activities in the workplace, that occur frequently with cross sectional groups of employees, you have a real chance to create a sense of teamwork across your organization.

Why don't you take a look at my 15 team building activities, try some of them out at work, and let me know how they went. Feedback would be enormously satisfying.

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December 6, 2012 at 1:27 pm
(1) Lynn Ferguson-Pinet says:

Great list, as a professional provider of team building activities, I totally support your comment that ongoing everyday activities to re-enforce offsite activities is very important. I will be referencing your post in my blog to provide to clients as a way to continue to achieve the results.

Thanks
Lynn

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