‘FUN AT WORK’, who wouldn’t want their little dose of witticisms and plenty of laughter around, while crunching numbers and meeting deadlines! Every self-respecting employee across the world would raise their hands to this idea. And with that being said, as an owner of a prestigious venture or a boss leading a team, keeping your sheep happy, brings in more wool. Here are five funny games that you could play at work, which resonate with team building and interpersonal relationships at work. Read and apply dear boss!
Who stole my sheep?
This is a fairly relative new game which has just started doing the rounds, where there would be two teams respectively. The aim is to create team building while enjoying a BBQ on the office terrace one Friday evening after work- helps bond employees closer. Grab a box of woolen bales, glue sticks and accessories for the eyes, the nose and the tail. Each team in less than five minutes would have to create as many sheep as possible (they are allowed to rob from the other team a finished sheep too) and submit it at the customers’ corner (the boss’s table). Since the woolen bales would be of the same colour, even when robbed there is no telling who robbed how many. The aim is to coordinate and count while production happens, and keep an eye on the miscreant competitor’s ways too.
Haute couture at work
Divide the office staff into three or four teams, and hand out old newspaper sheets, cardboard boxes, glue sticks, pins and colorful ribbons. The aim is to dole out stylish gowns to the boss for his daughters first prom. Each team would have a gown each made from the props given and submitted in ten minutes to the boss. Believe us when we say, this is one team building exercise that wouldn’t want to stop.
Bake a mud cake
For this you would need plenty of nursery mud, a few earthen pots, plastic hand-shovels and a couple of colorful leaves made from plastic to use as embellishments. Think it is easy to make a mud cake; no it isn’t! Not when it is DRY MUD. The challenge here is to make a DRY MUD CAKE, sans moisture in it and with colorful toppings. Seems impossible but the client’s demands have to be met!
Play bridal doll up
Divide the office staff in groups of four, and hand over a box of skin-friendly cosmetic paints to them. Show them four to five exotic bridal make-up photographs of your choice from ethnic pages online and across the world. The models would only be the women in the team, while the challenge falls on the men, and without a word spoken and the women blindfolded, the women would guide the men with hand gestures on applying the motifs and makeup on their face. Time limit would be five minutes per team- impress the boss.
Lady GaGa at work
While the party is on, set a theme to that of Lady GaGa and ask every team to speak and communicate with the customer (the boss) only in a song chosen by him or her. Whatever they wish to tell you or ask from you, should be in a line or two from the song chosen by you (only Lady GaGa songs). The idea is to communicate effectively, even though a real-life client may not understand jargons and yet needs your services.
Here were five funny games that haven’t been played before but would become hits for sure, when everyone indulges in them. The winning team obviously would be honoured with gifts and prizes; mementos galore. And when all is well and happy, there is more productivity too! Have fun!