There is no sporting event that is more recognisable around the world than the Olympic Games, with its iconic 5-ringed emblem. And so, what better team building games than your very own version of the Olympics, whether it be for work colleague bonding, friends birthdays or even bucks parties .
If you think about organising the event in the purpose of team building within your organisation, the Olympics has all the elements you would want for any team you are managing such as commitment, working for the greater good, and most of all teamwork, be that in team sports or athletes working with their coaches. Whilst we are sure you not expecting any of your team to run 100 metres in less than 10 seconds or set any records for jumping or rowing, there are plenty of benefits to be had.
The first thing to establish is what type of team building Olympic Games you are going to organise. This will very much depend on the type of team you are managing, their physicality, and even their ages. Obviously, if they are a sporting team, or you have team members who are young and fit, then you can have an Olympics which requires high energy and physical effort.
However, if your team is maybe not as agile, you could still have physical games, but which are a bit less taxing on the body. Ultimately, you could have a ‘mental’ Olympics where the games are not physical, but instead require mental skills such as puzzle solving and logical thinking. Continue reading “How To Organise Your Very Own Team Building Olympic Games”