Member Since: 6th Jun 2017
Learning Officer at Knowledgepool, working with clients to deliver industry-leading learning management solutions for clients around the globe.
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13th Jun 2017
As others have been saying, suggestions do depend on a variety of factors from budget to learning outcomes.
I will assume for now that this is all about Christmas fun, correct me if i'm wrong! If budget is low and it's all about fun then a quiz is always a winner. If you have a little bit more to spend then something like Beat The Clock (supplied by companies such as Blue Hat and Team Challenge Company) is a great, fun activity to celebrate.
I must say I disagree somewhat with David's suggestion that games don't build teams. They have the ability to build team cohesion and understanding, and are great for giving people a 'safe' environment to grow as a team and develop the 5 behaviours of highly functioning teams. Effective facilitation and management is integral, but gameplay is where people can develop their skills and grow as a team.
13th Jun 2017
Hi Sarah, a couple of things come to mind. If you're looking for something a bit 'left field' then FreshBiz could work really well.
It's been played across the globe by companies such as Pepsi and Google to change the way people think and work together.
It's great fun and is especially relevant to millennials and their thirst for knowledge and meaning behind work. Plus playing FreshBiz also shows them you are a forward thinking company that cares about their development! You can find more information here: http://www.expeditelearning.co.uk/freshbiz-uk-collaborative-learning/.
Alternatively, thinking back to my time working in corporate team building, if you need something that is pure fun then I would suggest Beat The Clock. It's an activity many companies run where you have to complete as many challenges as possible within a time frame. It's frantic, simple and fun. Blue Hat and Team Challenge Company come to mind for supplying this.
In short it really depends on what depth you're looking for from the brief of fun and getting to know each other.