Team-building events are as important as they are cliché. In a time where people change jobs more often than I wash my hair, or at least that’s what it feels like. The work culture has become more critical than ever before.
People need a sense of belonging and purpose. We all want to make a difference and matter to something that we believe in. I work at least 40h per week; thus, I spend most of my wake-able hours at work. For me, work plays a massive role in my happiness, and I feel that this is a relatable situation for most of us.
As a community builder at Venopi; human interactions, engagements & emotions are something that I care deeply. I believe that the world would be a better place if everyone would go to work with a sense of purpose. Knowing that we’re spending our day with the people we genuinely enjoy being around with, who inspire us and motivate us to be a better version of ourselves.
“50% of the positive changes in communication patterns within the workplace can be accredited to social interaction outside of the workplace.”*
A team who believes in each other and communicate effectively will make a significant impact on their product. In fact, 50% of the positive changes in communication patterns within the workplace can be accredited to social interaction outside of the workplace. One way to stimulate this kind of trust bond is by strengthening the company culture through unique activities, such as team-building event.
Team building is about creating an inclusive and safe environment for you and your team. Doing it the right way could strengthen your team’s bond tremendously, one theme example I’d like to share with you today is:
A murder has been committed! But by who?
That was the question Booking.com’s team had to answer in a not-so-typical team-building event.
Last month we helped Booking.com to organise a small team-building event. Their budget was limited, but their spirit was high!
We connected them with Pipes & Beans — a quality coffee cafe, located near Hoofddorplein in Amsterdam. Pipes & Beans is available to rent evenings after 17.00/17.30. An ideal location for intimate gatherings such as this, we thought.
For their team-building activity, they played Murder Mystery. A murder mystery game starts with a murder being committed. Then it’s up to you, and the rest of the participants to figure out who committed the crime. After all the interrogations and clues, it’s time to accuse the one you think is guilty of the crime.
What better way to build a strong team than accusing each other of cold blood murder?
“Companies and organizations that communicate effectively are 4.5x more likely to retain the best employees.”*
Are you looking for a space to host your next team-building event? Get in contact with me, and I’ll help you out!
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