How can you find more joy at work? This is a complete list of the best 5-minute team building activities you can do with your team.
Making easy and small team-building activities could create a positive environment where your team may feel safe to fail and explore new opportunities for your company.
These activities promote creating a culture where people could feel connected, making it easier to collaborate and co-create a new product and service.
Suppose you are interested in creating a positive environment and culture that makes it possible for your staff and you to develop creative and innovative ideas. Then, you will enjoy this article.
On this list, you will get easy and fun activities that you can do with your team, so they can feel welcome, empowered, and supported to collaborate and create more value for your business and projects.
Every day we are facing new challenges, personal and professional issues that can change our emotions and state of mind.
My team and I use this activity especially when we are starting a new project, and we want to control our minds, looking for new ideas and inspiration.
Meditation is a practice that could support our life, improve our health, creativity, wellbeing, emotions and reduce stress and anxiety.
It is an exercise that will help you to stay and enjoy the present moment. The easier way on how you can do it is to be aware of your breath.
You need a relaxing space and your smartphone close to you when you are doing this exercise.
Feel free to add any other object that makes you feel more comfortable doing it. Some people would like to use candles, a diffuser, music, unique clothes, and pillows.
All you need for this exercise is a comfortable space to listen to a guided meditation.
Creating a comfortable space is key if you would like to have a significant experience meditating. The best is that you should add any item that has a meaningful connection in your life.
On Pinterest, you can find some creative ideas on the elements that you can use. I, for example, use a comfortable pillow and blanket, essential oil diffuser, candles, and some stones.
Mindvalley is a top reference for me. In this article, you could find some of the meditations they recommend depending on what you would like to achieve within your team (Sleep, Anxiety, healing, mindfulness, etc.).
I implement the 6 phase meditation created by Vishen, but it takes around 20 minutes. If you are looking for a shorter exercise, I recommend this guided audio.
Just relax and let it be. Enjoy the moment that you will have to connect differently with your team.
When was the last time that you asked the members of your team how everyone is doing today? And how often do you do it?
This exercise sounds easy, but when we are busy with many death lines or projects, sometimes we might forget to think about how we could build psychological safety within our team.
With this activity, you should spend 3 to 5 minutes and ask them, “On a scale of 1-5, how is everyone doing today?”
It would help if you also considered asking, “what were your top 3 highlights for last week”. This question could support your team to think positively about their main moments and bring grateful energy to your environment.
Another way you can approach this activity is to ask your team to describe with a draw one thing that bright them joy during last week.
This is an active activity that you could do with your team before a brainstorming session. It would be best if you warmed up your creative thinking with your team with this exercise.
The main goal is to push your team to think of different ways to turn circles into recognizable objects in 5 minutes.
This exercise will also allow your team to be flexible, generate more ideas, combine, and create a pleasant environment within your team. At the end of the activity, they could feel connected to others and come up with innovative solutions.
You will need some circles on a piece of paper and pencils and other materials available so you can convert circles into an object.
We recommend you provide your team with all materials you think necessary to help them be more creative, such as pencils, watercolours, crayons, graphite sticks, pens, etc.