One of the best and most enjoyable ways to build the trust and empathy of a group is to involve them in a series of experiential-based group games and activities. These types of activities are naturally fun and engaging, and when presented as part of a carefully-sequenced program of experiences, can positively build and strengthen relationships.
Research clearly shows that groups which invest the time and resources to intentionally build trust and empathy will see a marked improvement in their overall performance. Happily, most groups also report increases in their satisfaction on many levels – greater participation, improved morale and wellbeing.
There is an art and a science to the design and delivery of trust-building programs.
The most successful programs which intentionally aim to build and strengthen relationships often feature:
The images below provide links to a sample of fun, engaging and challenging group activities which focus on building trust, drawn from playmeo’s popular activity database.
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Interactive strategy to help groups make decisions.
Trust exercise that focuses on inclusion & diversity.
Series of questions which help identify difference.
Classic team puzzle that focuses on critical thinking.
Useful set of emotive cards to encourage fun & reflection.
Fun deck of cards to inspire team-building & creativity.
Creative & numerical strategy to get to know people.
Simple ice-breaker to connect group members to others.
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