Having trouble with teamwork? Or maybe you’re teamwork is just fine, but there’s always room for improvement!
One of our favorite team bonding exercises is the Office Olympics.
This exercise allows everyone to compete, bond, and strengthen their team for the best outcome! The process is structured enough for everyone to feel included, yet not overwhelmed with having to make too many decisions. Even so, some of the participants may feel out of place, since this isn’t their normal work routine. This is normal, and we suggest that you encourage everyone along the way, so you can get the best possible outcome and build your teamwork.
Any Size, Any Team
Office Olympics can be done with a large or small group of participants. No matter the size your company is, you can hold an Office Olympics. This exercise can also work within any industry or organization. Whether you’re in the food industry, or in the newspaper industry, teamwork is essential! Therefore, a team building exercise is essential too. Creating a fun and competitive atmosphere brings people together, and bonds the team. You can’t go wrong with Office Olympics, because it’s simple enough for anyone to enjoy and it’s easy to participate.
This part is all up to you and what you want to choose for your company. We have come up with a list of ideas we like to incorporate into our Office Olympics and will share it below! We think it works best when you switch up the course each time you do it, to promote different ways of thinking. It is also beneficial to mix up the teams if you want to do the course multiple times, or each time you hold an Office Olympics. The important thing is to get out there and have fun!
- Beach Volleyball
- Relay Race
- Puzzle Building Competition
- Rock Climbing Race (Whoever gets to the top and rings the bell wins!)
- Dodge Ball
- Speed Stack Cups Competition
- Giant Jenga
- Charades and Pictionary