HR Glossary / Team Bonding Activities

Team bonding activities, also called team building activities, refers to group activities organized by companies with the aim of bringing team members closer to one another.


What Are Examples of Team Bonding Activity Ideas?

Team bonding activities need to be enjoyable to drive employee participation. Here are some examples of fun team bonding activities:

  • Zombie escape;
  • Lip sync battle;
  • Office Trivia;
  • Drawing contest;
  • Charades;
  • Marshmallow spaghetti tower;
  • Memory wall;
  • Board games;
  • Scavenger hunt;
  • Paper plane contest;
  • Giant Jenga;
  • Two truths, one lie;
  • Escape room;
  • Jeopardy;
  • Pictionnary;
  • Potluck;
  • Code of conduct.

Why Is Team Bonding Important?

Team bonding helps build trust, mitigate conflicts, encourage communication, and improves collaboration within a team.

Benefits of team bonding activities include:

  • Increasing satisfaction, engagement, and motivation of employees;
  • Increasing productivity;
  • Encouraging creativity;
  • Improving mental health;
  • Improving communication skills.

What Are Examples of Virtual Team Bonding Activity Ideas?

Team bonding activities may also be organized in a virtual manner. Virtual team bonding activity examples include:

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