Trust-building games invite individuals & groups to ‘stretch’ outside their comfort zones to help them explore & develop critical interpersonal skills.
The use of trust-building games and exercises make a significant contribution toward the development of a safe, positive and trusting environment in which people can live, work or play. Trust is a fragile thing and should be developed slowly and purposefully to support strong, productive and healthy relationships.
The most effective programs employ the use of trust-building games throughout their curriculum and understand that there exist many forms of trust within a group, which necessarily include physical, mental and emotional dimensions.
Essential Characteristics of Trust Building Exercises
Generally speaking, trust-building games will be effective if they feature:
- A graduated series of experiences/activities that involve risk-taking at many levels;
- Support and cooperation is expected from all group members; and
- Fun, but some fear (of the unknown) as well.
Ideally, trust-building activities – which are often quite challenging by their very nature – are carefully sequenced alongside appropriate team-building activities to help build and strengthen relationships.
The images below provide links to a sample of challenging, yet fun trust-building exercises which are drawn from playmeo’s ever-expanding activity database.
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