Team building exercises can involve many activities. Tapping in to creativity can lead to coming up with fun and memorable bonding experiences that draw employees together. Creativity and the arts do go together, making it possible to draw from movies to devise enthusiasm-boosting team-building ideas. People love to go to movies. Or, in modern times, they stay at home and watch streaming services. Either way, they anticipate a new release soon to hit their preferred screen. That means they look forward to watching upcoming trailers. The enthusiasm people feel about movie previews could factor in to an interesting team-building exercise.
Trailers and a Group Watch
Trailers tell a partial tale. A film trailer introduces characters and conflicts with the intention of engaging audiences. A trailer for an action movie may show the hero in an incredibly difficult situation. When you see Vin Diesel or Daniel Craig in some trap, you ask yourself, "How can he get out of that?" Right here, you can see the makings of an interesting team-building exercise. After showing the team a trailer loaded with cliffhangers, why not break them up into groups and ask them to think about a way out for the hero? Establish a few rules and parameters for the team to address. Doing so makes things more challenging and might require everyone to work together a bit more.
Putting a Time Clock on the Exercise
In the movies, heroes aren't given much time to get out of a tight spot. There's no drama when there's no rush. In the workplace, working against the clock may be unavoidable, although not preferred. Office staff might need to be up to the task of moving quickly. Running the same exercise with a different trailer and significant time constraints makes things even more challenging. The team has to work in better unison to beat the clock.
Switching Things to an Office Scenario
Coming up with exercises based on movie trailers can set the stage for more work-specific tasks. Instead of an action-adventure crisis, make the team work to address a company's public relations nightmare. The previous "fun stuff" now switches to more practical applications.
Creative Team-Building Pros
A team-building professional doesn't want to bore his or her audience. Infusing a bit of creative fun might engage everyone better. When looking to bring such a pro to the office, ask about the "creativity level" of the exercises. You might feel surprised at the fun activities a pro devises.
Talk to a team-building professional to learn more.