In the bustling environment of the modern workplace, teams often find themselves working at cross-purposes, even if they share the same ultimate goals. Building trust is paramount for team alignment and cohesive functioning.
In fact, according to Deloiite, trusting employees are 260 percent more motivated to work, have 41 percent lower rates of absenteeism, and are 50 percent less likely to look for another job.
At the same time, most employers overestimate their workforce’s trust level by almost 40 percent. With this misalignment in trust, it’s no wonder that worker engagement is suffering.
Trust is often viewed as the backbone of any thriving organization. Its influence stretches beyond mere interpersonal relationships, impacting the overall success of a business.
Here’s why building workplace trust is critical:
- Boost productivity
- Encourages open communication
- Facilitates team synergy
- Enhances employee well-being
- Improves problem solving
- Fosters team loyalty
- Improves talent acquisition efforts
- Mitigates workplace conflict
With that in mind, here are 5 trust team building activities to foster stronger relationships and ensure everyone is rowing in the same direction.
#1 - Escape Rooms
Teams are locked in a themed room and must solve a series of puzzles and riddles to exit within a set time. The pressure and need for collaboration of escape room activities ensure that trust is both built and tested.
#2 - Switch It Up Live!
Give your team an incredible ice-breaking, unique meet and greet and relationship building with Switch It Up Live, where your team will conduct entertaining team challenges and, most importantly, switch groups often so they can speak to everyone across your business.
#3 - Minutes to Win It
Based on the popular TV game show, Minutes to Win It sees teams compete head-to-head in a wide variety of light physical, cerebral and specifically created team tasks. This fast-paced, all-inclusive program is guaranteed to evoke laughs and competition as teams race to ‘win it’
#4 - Survey Showdown
Survey Showdown sees teams work together to guess the most popular answers to various survey questions all at the same time. This awesomely fun team activity is complete with authentic visuals, sound effects and music, with survey questions based on pop culture, general knowledge, and a sprinkle of custom corporate-centric questions.
#5 - AppMazing Race
If you're looking for a team building idea that will get everyone on their feet, and on the move, the AppMazing Race™ is a perfect indoor or outdoor fun activity that can be played absolutely anywhere. Team members build leadership skills and collaboration skills throughout the high energy activity.
Interested in organizing your very own team building activity to build trust within your department or business? Get in touch with Teambonders today. Our team of expert and experienced team building facilitators and planners would love to help.