With the winter blues plaguing offices across the country, it’s difficult to know what the best solution might be. Perhaps introduce bouncy castles into the workplace? Implement ‘bring a pet to work day’? Making inane smiling compulsory? Or maybe it would be a good idea to just encourage your staff to participate in some team building activities; much easier! Conducting team building events is a great way to boost morale and to make employees more enthusiastic about their job. So why not go that extra mile? Whether you’ve considered venue hire Manchester, or just looking for inspiration, here are our top trends in team building.
Live Twitter Feed
A fantastic means of encouraging interaction and creating a buzz around your team building activity is to incorporate a live twitter feed into the proceedings. To achieve this, a popular approach is to integrate the twitter feed into the presentation given at the start of the event, and then, once the speaker has finished, leaving it on screen for staff to respond to throughout the day. Twitter is an excellent platform to generate opinion and to find out what your staff really think, so it’s well worth considering if you’re aiming for team building success. It’s direct, on trend and a modern way for employees to learn more about the company and each other #giveitago!
Abandoning traditional icebreakers, the use of Pinterest has been introduced as a means of discovering how much employees have in common with each other and to learn what different interests people have. Designed as an online ‘pinboard’ in which users can display images of their favourite things, Pinterest is a quick yet expressive way of making others aware of what you like and what you’re passionate about. Acting as a catalyst to spark conversation, this very visual form of social media is ideal in getting people talking, bonding and generally feeling more comfortable around each other; perfect for some office positivity!
Before you start belting out a Whitney Houston classic, this isn’t your typical karaoke. Another way to get your staff embracing their creative side is to include Powerpoint karaoke in your team-building activities. Relying on the art of spontaneity, this particular task requires your employees to bravely take to the stage and to give an impromptu presentation based on the random images they see on the Powerpoint before them. Following this, the audience are then left to decide who they believe should be declared the winner. Not only is this entertaining for those watching, and often incredibly funny, but it also gives those who are presenting the chance to improve their ability in public speaking, a necessary skill for the workplace.