6 Ways To Leverage Indoor Team Building Activities For Your Company
While it’s nice to go outside to do team building events from time to time, sometimes only indoor team building activities will do because…
Environmental Concerns Aren’t A Factor With Indoor Team Building Activities
When planning indoor team building activities you don’t have to stress about the weather. Whether it is a “too hot” summer day, windy and cold winter day, or if the clouds are rolling in, indoor team building activities won’t be affected. Some team building activities are best held indoors such as our Rhythm & Schmooze charitable team building event which centers on music-related challenges that result in teams winning musical equipment for music therapy. It can be held outdoors if you wish, but the acoustics lend themselves better to an indoor venue. Or, with a charitable event that finds teams assembling dresser drawers and filling them with items such as socks used in a sock-sorting game – it’s best to hold it as an indoor team building game, so the furniture and donated items don’t get damaged by wet grass, or rough concrete outdoors.
Fun Indoor Charity Team Building Activities
You Can Save Time and Money on Set-Up if Indoor Team Building Games Take Place in the Same Area as the Rest of Your Meeting
Moving attendees can sometimes be challenging. And, paying for set-up in multiple meeting rooms can really add up. So, why not plan indoor team building activities that can take place right in your main meeting room? You could use existing banquet rounds from mealtime functions for an event such as our Pub Quiz Dinner Activity where teams work as a table to tackle trivia, music and visual challenges led from the stage. Other indoor team building activities like Hollywood Game Day can be done from theater-style seating. Everyone in the audience participates in a game such as “One Arm, Two Arm, None” where they hold up one, two or no arms and if the picture that appears on the screen matches what they’re doing, they remain in the game. The last people standing win raffle tickets and form two teams on stage who compete in games similar to those played on the TV show Hollywood Game Night. If they win their head-to-head game, they get a bonus raffle ticket. At the end of the event, tickets are drawn for prizes.
Take a Quick Break During Your Meeting by Interspersing Indoor Team Building Games for Employees In Between Sessions
It’s a proven fact that attention wanes when you don’t give attendees a break from non-stop sessions. The cure for that is to weave in brief indoor team building activities right there in your general session room! For instance, in our Just The Ticket event, guests earn raffle tickets for the chance to win prizes, move around and get to know one another better by playing games such as Four Corners. In this game, a category, such as “Pets” is shown on the big screen. In each of the four corners of the screen is a sub-category such as “Dogs,” “Cats,” “Other,” or “No Pets.” Guests must get up and move to the corner that corresponds with the sub-category they identify with. Once everyone is in place, a secret corner lights up and everyone standing in that corner wins a raffle ticket. Different games are played throughout the day and a prize drawing is held at the end. Or, other fun indoor team building activities such as one we call The Eliminator can be played from attendee’s seats. Guests each get a number. In each round, numbers are eliminated and the only way those guests can get back in the game is by competing in and winning an on-stage challenge with others who were eliminated. At the end of the event, the guest holding the last number not eliminated wins a prize!
Sometimes There’s Not Enough Space Outdoors and Indoor Team Building Activities Are the Only Option
Everyone always assumes there will be plenty of space outdoors for an event. But, sometimes it turns out there’s only a postage stamp of space available or the space needs to be kept available for other resort or park guests! Chances are good if you’re doing your meeting at a venue, they’ll have the space for your indoor team building activities. But, even if the ballrooms aren’t big – or available – there’s still lots of space to work with to incorporate team building games. For instance, many of our events utilize “pocket spaces” within a venue where challenge stations can be set up. Teams learn via a booklet – or a tablet or smart phone if you prefer to go high-tech – where they must go to compete in challenges. Lots of different themes can be incorporated into this type of event and some of our favorites include The Amazing Chase, Football Frenzy, Summer Camp Challenge, Red Solo Cup Crawl and more!
Make a Visit to An Attraction More Meaningful by Weaving in Indoor Team Building Games
Indoor attractions already have a lot going on inside them – that’s why you’re going there! But, if you want to ensure your guests won’t just go off alone to experience what’s on offer, implement indoor team building games that will get them to interact with what’s there and with one another! For instance, we create high-tech hunts, where a map of the venue can be shown with hotspots on it showing teams where to go to answer a question, complete a clue, take a photo or make a video to earn points. A fun indoor team building event for a museum would be Art of the Hunt where teams earn art squares in exchange for the points they earn in the hunt. When the game is over, they color in the squares and hang the squares on a mural to reveal a surprise message or image that can be hung up in the office after the event. Other possibilities for fun indoor venues include a department store where teams can compete in Shop ‘Til You Drop, a charitable activity that has teams solving clues to figure out which items to purchase for and donate to a charitable organization. Or, think about other interesting venues where indoor team building events can be held. For instance, our Movie Madness Game Show, featuring a series of movie-related questions and challenges that can be shown on the big screen, is done in a rented movie theatre.
Save Time by Hosting Indoor Team Building Games for Employees On Site at Your Office
If your indoor team building activities need to be held at the office, there are lots of games that can be done in the employee break room or conference room with minimal space. For example, we have an Escape Room style event called Crack The Code that is done on team iPads – there’s no need to bring in lots of props, because teams are trying to escape out of virtual rooms pictured on the iPad. No break room in your office? No problem! Consider doing an activity like our Cubicle Crashers where you set up a supply depot with items that can be used to decorate employees’ cubicles. Have guests vote for their favorite one and award a prize to the one earning the most votes!