Team building activities are often used by HR Departments to bring people together, that may work side-by-side every day, in unusual ways to foster fraternity and break down social barriers.
Whilst a little unusual, in order to retain employees interest, most team building days might amount to a staff night out, a game of laser tag or some logic-based tasks.
Speaking to HR Grapevine, Scott Livingstone, Human Resources Director, Chivas Brothers, explained how team-centric tasks and schemes can have a positive affect on the workforce.
“Fostering an engaged corporate culture – one that is truly people-focused and demonstrates to our employees and wider communities just how much they are valued by the business – [drives] entrepreneurship, employee engagement and team spirit amongst those taking part.”
However, perhaps unsurprisingly, some of the biggest commercial brands have some of the most innovative and large-scale team building activities – well, they’ve got the budget haven’t they.
To see the full run through of wacky team building exercises, including Coca Cola’s, Virgin’s and Yahoo’s click next.
You might even get an idea or two for your own team-building days.