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How well do you know your co-workers? 5 activities to break the ice!

Your heart sinks, mind goes blank, and your palms become clammy – it’s the moment you have to stand up in front of your fellow co-workers and divulge a ‘fun-fact’ about yourself. Really?

Why put you and your team members through that trauma when there are genuine fun, anxiety-free ways of breaking the ice amongst co-workers.

Breaking the ice within the workplace can be a tricky task, and not knowing your work colleagues that well can often create an awkward or unapproachable atmosphere.

It’s never too late to bring a team closer together, whether you’ve worked alongside your colleagues for years, or you’ve got a fresh, new team together – a team building activity can bring you all back down to earth, and help connect you all as the individuals you are outside of work.

Break the Ice

This Australia wide activity does exactly what it says on the tin – designed to break down barriers in a non-intrusive way, you can expect both you and your team to engage in games such as Family Feud or the Mystery Phrase. Focusing around interaction, Break The Ice will generate laughter and ease amongst your team!

Helping Hampers

Nothing will bring your team together quite like Helping Hampers. A charity based activity where you and your colleagues will design and build hampers to be provided for families in need. All items are provided, from the hamper contents to decoration materials. A sense of achievement and pride will sweep across your work place after completing this charitable activity.

All for One

The goal? To build a 6m tall Pyramid.

To obtain the relevant materials and resources to build the pyramid, teams first have to compete in a number of smaller challenges to win the desired tools. All For One is bound to bring out the competitors, the delegates, the designers and the communicators amongst your team! Perfectly suited for teams up to 800 people, it’s a great way for teams to communicate outside of work and friendships to be formed!

Drumming – beats working!

Music is a brilliant way to bring people together! This drumming activity aims to do just that – working in teams, the aim of the game is to create an individual percussion sound. Partnered with a facilitator, each team will go through a series of games and techniques that requires working together as a percussion orchestra. With no previous musical experience required, everyone can enjoy the experience!

Geocaching Treasure Hunt

No list of ice-breaking activities is complete without at least one treasure hunt! This one in particular takes a contemporary twist, as teams are all provided with GPS technology to navigate their way to the elusive treasure chest. Forget traipsing through a park – to find your treasure, you might find yourself walking through a deep dark forest, kayaking down a river, or even practising your rock climbing skills! The Geocaching Treasure Hunt provides the perfect opportunity for you and your teams to get to know each other, problem solve, and communicate!

Taking time outside of the work place can bring you and your colleagues closer together, and allow you to communicate on a more interpersonal level. We have a wider variety of activities to suit all sorts of goals you might have, and if you require further assistance finding the right activity to suit you – we are here to help!

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