Get to Know Hidden Capabilities of Your Team with These Icebreaker Games
Getting to know each other isn’t too difficult. The barriers that come in the way are ego, poor self-confidence, or inability to speak to colleagues, whom you don’t feel comfortable with. Icebreaker games are one of the most common solutions to help your team in communicating effectively and freely with each other. Are you interested in playing some of the best ice breaker activities? Do you feel that some activities conducted during team meetings, training classes, and team building events can help you to know your colleagues better? If yes, then read the article below to know about some of the most interesting and exciting icebreaker games that you can try at any event or team meeting:
1. Barter Puzzle
To start a barter puzzle, you will need to break off into small, equal-sized groups. Each group will be provided with a different jigsaw puzzle but should have the same difficulty level. The team that completes the puzzle in the minimum time will be the winner of this activity. You would need four or more small groups to play this amazing game, and it will take around 1-2 hours to complete. The turning point of the game is – some of the pieces of the puzzle will be mixed with other group's jigsaw puzzles, and the team mates would need to negotiate, trade, or even exchange team members to get their pieces back.
2. Truth and Lie
To begin, everyone in the team should sit in a circle facing each other and ask each team mate to tell three truths and one lie about themselves. It should be made clear that the lie should be realistic, not extravagant. Wait patiently until each person states the three facts and a lie. The team mates should not reveal what truth is and which is the lie. After everyone has shared, team members should start guessing and point of the team mates who stated them. The game is usually played with five or more people, and it takes about 10 - 15 minutes to complete. It is counted amongst one of the best ice breaker games that are played during corporate team building UAE events.
3. Draw It Blind
You would not need anything more than a picture, pen, and paper to play this amazing game. The game requires at least two or more people and takes about 10 - 15 minutes to complete. If you are playing this with a huge group, then divide everyone into groups of two. Make two individuals sitting back-to-back. Give the picture to one and hand over pen and paper to the other. The player with a picture should describe the image without actually saying anything. Ask the person with a picture to act, explain, and give details of a picture without saying anything. You must set a time limit for 10 - 15 minutes to add more fun to this game.
Icebreaker games are focused on fostering interpretation and communication among team mates. You can also include these games while playing outdoor activities UAE to add more excitement to your group events.
Samantha Jones is a Sr. Team Lead, and she is known for planning exciting corporate team building Uae activities to ensure that the team works and progresses together.