If you're looking for a fun and unique way to improve team morale and cooperation, consider hosting your next team building activity aboard a boat! Boat charters are the perfect setting for activities like these, as they allow you to enjoy the sights and sound of the open water while also developing personal camaraderie. Here are 4 ideas for team building activities you can do aboard a boat:
1) Trivia Time
This classic game is ideal for groups of all shapes and sizes. Simply split the group into teams and challenge them to answer a series of questions. These could be related to anything from the company to more general knowledge. Or, if you choose to go on a narrated boat tour, you could test their listening skills during that!
Trivia Time is a great way to encourage team collaboration and communication as well as develop problem-solving skills. And as a bonus, everyone will likely learn something new in the process!
2) Photo Scavenger Hunt
A boat is the perfect place to do a team building activity like a photo scavenger hunt. All you need to do is create a list of items, places, and/or animals that the teams must find and photograph. The first team to complete the list wins!
Not only will this help team members learn more about the local area, but it's also a great way to practice working together in order to find the correct items. Just don't forget the cameras!
3) Blind Drawing
This one can be even more challenging on a boat than on land! For blind drawing, have everyone pair up with a partner and sit back-to-back. One person is given a piece of paper and a pencil, while the other is given an object that they need to describe to their partner. The person with the paper must draw what their partner is describing, without actually seeing the object.
The result can be hilarious, and also help to develop communication and problem solving skills. You may even learn that you have an artist or two in your midst!
4) Two Truths and a Lie
If you're looking to kick things off with an icebreaker, try Two Truths and a Lie. The best part about this one is that it doesn't require any prep work!
To play this one, everyone will take turns sharing two true statements and one false statement about themselves, and their group must guess which is which. Not only is it a great way to introduce everyone, but it can also help team members learn more about each other in an entertaining way.
The Bottom Line
Team building activities are a great way to build morale and foster cooperation within the workplace. And when done on a boat, you get an extra element of fun and adventure. From trivia time to blind drawing, these activities will help your team create connections and strengthen their bond with one another. So don't forget to consider taking your team building activities out on the open water - you won’t regret it!
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