Whether you’re working with someone or not, taking shortcuts isn’t the best way to deal with the problem, at least not most of the time. And DIY projects can teach you that you can’t learn a technique or finish a project the easy or fast way, because that may mean doing the job the wrong way. It’s always best to do it right, no matter how long it would take. Remember, sometimes with DIY projects, mistakes can’t be covered up.
You can ask for help
Finishing DIY projects is an excellent team building activity. You know why? Because it sends the message that you don’t have to know everything and that you can’t do every single task. You may need extra hands (or legs) for a job to be complete. That’s okay. You may have to ask someone on how to properly use a multimeter. And that, too, is acceptable. You can ask your team for help, and that doesn’t mean you’re weak. It only shows you’re willing to learn. Plus, with others’ presence, you can be more encouraged to finish the task. It’s more fun to do DIY projects with other people because you’ll all feel good in the end.
However, not all projects are meant to be done with a team. Sometimes, you have to live up to the thought of the project and do it yourself. Trust yourself. Have faith that you can accomplish the task. And you won’t only feel fulfilled after finishing it, but you’ll also feel empowered. You’ll be more inspired to take on another project, especially if it’s a bigger one. DIY projects teach team unity, but it also teaches independence. Relying on yourself doesn’t mean you have to be proud and selfish, but it would make you grow as a person by learning to do new stuff on your own and figuring out what you must to against all the odds. Acquiring new skills through the use of different handyman tools is already a win, add that to the fact that you’ve done it on your own is another win. And that win-win situation will increase your confidence and widen your experience.
A team needs some break. Team building is a great and fun way of uniting the members of your teams. Take this chance of knowing your team members better. Based on our experience, team building activities encourage productivity, harmony, and results at work. So, don’t be afraid to invest and take them to wonderful vacation trip.
Life Highlights Game
This activity takes only 30 minutes. It let’s you discover the unknown truths about your team members. This is so much fun when everybody participates and make fun of themselves. No seriousness allowed here. The facilitator has to ask everyone to remember the best moments of their lives. Anything the comes to mind should be fine. They have to remember the best things that they will never ever forget, once done, let everyone read their story. This is a very intimate session that helps everyone feel comfortable with each other.
Two Truths and a Lie
The facilitator has to ask everyone to write down two truths about them and one lie. Collect the pieces of paper and put in a bowl. Divide your members into teams. Each team has to decide whether their team mates are telling the truth about themselves or not. The team who gets the highest answer wins.
Don’t Let The Bucket Spill
It is quite a tough physical activities that will test the strength of your legs and determination to win. Create teams and divide them equally. Each team has to form a circle and lay on the sand while their legs bent 90 degrees angle. Then the teams will have to lift the bucket filled with water through their feet. It requires balance and team work. The team who is able to keep the bucket lifted for the longest time wins.
The Classic Tag of War
This is a very simple game that test teams perseverance and unity to win. You simply just need to get a durable long rope. Instruct teams to wear hand cover or gloves to protect their hands from too much friction that leads wounds and sore hands. It is composed of two teams, left and right. The members have to give all their strength to pull the rope towards them till the opponents drop the rope or slip to their direction.
Good Luck And Have Fun
These are just few of the many activities you can do to unite your team. We recommend that you take them in a spacious place with beautiful view so that everybody could hang out and chill after the activities.