Keep your interns busy with these activities at a Gauteng team building venue

Did you know that team-building venues offer activities to suit any group of people?

No matter what team activities you enjoy – from sports and corporate activities to hobby activities, these can be incorporated into a fun and constructive day for your employees. Team building exercises will build mutual respect and mix challenges with a fun day out of the office.

Interns are learning the workplace process and any team building exercises they can be involved in will positively influence their communication, attitude and team skills. In the long run, this makes a big difference in teamwork.

Here are two fun and productive team building exercises for you to try!

Both of these exercises involve at least two teams:  Some preparation must be made to acquire the proper equipment beforehand for the first one.

Each team will need a video camera and videotape, something to watch the feedback on and, if you’re going off of the premises, a vehicle and driver per team.

If the exercise is being held at a convention resort or team building venue, it would be possible to do all the activity on site.

Here’s how it works:

Each team is given a set of tasks with a point system. The teams are sent out with a specific time frame to complete as many tasks as possible on the list. Limitations can also be put on video length. Here are some sample tasks for the team building exercise:

  • A man with a beard shaking hands with someone on your team – 50 points
  • The whole team singing a song by a stop sign – 100 points
  • Someone on your team getting a drink out of a drinking fountain while someone else is riding piggyback on his/her back – 30 points
  • Someone washing the windscreen of a car of someone they don’t know (ask first!) – 50 points
  • The whole team standing in a bathtub while the water is running – 150 points
  • Someone on your team hitting a tennis ball with a tennis racket against a wall that the whole team is standing against – 100 points
  • Someone shaking hands with a policeman – 200 points
  • The whole team in a boat – 150 points
  • The whole team singing a song while in a restaurant – 100 points (50 extra points for each person not on your team that is singing the song as well)
  • Someone on your team walking the dog of someone they don’t know – 200 points

This exercise strengthens teamwork as well as time management and can reveal who might emerge with great leadership ability!

Another team building exercise is a road map exercise.

Here’s how it works:

Divide the group into teams and give each group a map. The map can be a provincial, country, or area map. Their task is to plan a vacation, working within the parameters you set for them.

Give each group a list of how much money they have, what type of vehicle (complete with petrol tank size and the price of fuel), the start and end destinations and any other details you want to provide. Each team has paper and pen for writing down their complete travel plan with expenses.  Any group that runs out of money or gas will be disqualified. The object of the exercise is to promote attention to detail, forethought and constructive decision-making.

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