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Team Building

Team-building & problem-solving activities involve whole-of-group participation, focusing on developing practical group problem-solving, leadership, communication and teamwork skills.

These team building problem solving activities, sometimes called group initiatives, are ideal for groups of young people and adults, new and existing teams, and often stimulate significant growth for a group, especially if they are provided with an opportunity to reflect on their experience upon completion.


Essential Characteristics of Problem-Solving Activities

Team building problem-solving activities provide an opportunity for groups to communicate, co-operate and compromise with each other as they solve one or more problems as a team. Group initiatives often feature:

  • Physical and verbal interaction among group members to solve problems;
  • High levels of arousal, excitement and frustration, where patience is often required;
  • Opportunities for leadership, trust, communication and group co-operation to emerge;
  • Employ a ‘trial-and-error’ approach to learning; and
  • Focus on the process, and not just the task at hand.

If you are particularly interested in creative, lateral-thinking exercises, take a look at our fun team-building puzzles.


Team-Building & Problem-Solving Activity Ideas

The images below provide links to a sample of fun, engaging and highly successful teambuilding exercises which are drawn from playmeo’s innovative activity database.

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