The only legit time for people in the office to party has arrived. The end of a year marks the celebration of Christmas, followed quickly by the countdown for New Year. Christmas gifts are exchanged among friends and good food is shared together. With all the mingling and celebration going on, it is no surprise that the people’s spirits are high.
Ultimately, what make a good organization are the people. This is why the holidays are a good way for employees and the boss to take a breather from a long year and relax. It is a time for people to remind themselves about all the achievements made and to reflect upon past mistakes. Old grudges should be forgotten so that people can strive for a better and less-conflicted ridden future.
Even though we love a good party, but all things come to an end. While some might be itching to get started on their new year’s resolution, not everyone might be as keen. Suffering from what we refer to as a “party withdrawal syndrome”, it is easy to experience a sudden dip in happiness after a slew of back-to-back parties.
What better way than to kick start 2014 this year with some team building exercises? Not only does it help to motivate the eagers employees, it also helps to keep the momentum going for the rest after a good New Year’s Day celebration.
One good example to boost the employee’s morale is the Deadline activity. The game works the same as it sounds – to complete a challenging task under the pressure of a deadline! Teams are first required to plan important aspects of a business such as transportation, production and so on. We will then present teams with real life obstacles such as financial crisis or a worker’s strike along the way to make things more interesting. Teams with the best solution wins!
With that in mind, why not introduce some holiday spirit in the game? Players can be called upon to complete a deadline where the festive season causes delay for the shipping of products! Add a little more extra time after office hours to have a bonding session with team building exercises.
For more information about team building activities or programmes, look up Jambar Team Building at www.jambarteambuilding.com. They organize customized and innovative Team Building and/ or Team Development activities for corporate and private clients. The programmes they have are designed with fun and cooperation which are key elements to opening doors leading to positive creativity in any organisation. Your company can easily learn and practise working together more effectively by learning to play team building games.