As a leader I am always trying to think of fun ways to connect as a team. I have seen first hand how important this is! I have done things like tell me about yourself based on the color of the M&M share 3 things noone knows about you and get your personality based on an animal.
Here’s the thing it doesn’t matter WHAT it is, it matters that you do it! You see as teams we are often spread across the country or even world and that makes connecting really hard. As leaders it is our job to connect our teams together!
AND it doesn’t require you spending hours looking for get to know you games it can be as simple as asking everyone what they are doing on the weekends! Sharing what each person is doing or planning allows the team to connect over something over than work!
Novel concept I know!! However teams have interesting dynamics and often times when we only focus on the work we forget that our teams are made of people! People who have VASTLY different ideas about how stuff should work. Connecting our teams allows us to come together on a shared common ground even if it’s a disagreed common ground.
For example one of your team members may really like James Bond while the rest don’t, this can be a fun way to share everyone’s favorite movie. Something so simple yet is will bond you as a team!
This weekend spend time thinking and researching 1 quick way you can bring your team together and then at your next meeting just spend a few minutes talking. You’ll be very surprised at the results!