In the hectic work schedule we are caught in, fun games to play at workplace serve as a refreshing break. They help break the monotony and let the employees enjoy some time off. Fun games also serve as team building activities that motivate the employees to give their best. It’s often seen that fun activities are of great help in boosting employee productivity. Here are few types of games, which can be played to relax!
1. Who Wrote This?
Even while working in the same place or even the same team, and spending 8-9 hours together, we are hardly familiar with each other’s handwriting. We are so used to computers that manual writing is rare to occur. Why not do this for a change and see if we can guess each other’s writings?
2. Wait a Minute
Plan all sorts of one-minute activities and have the participants carry them out. Blowing balloons, filling bottles, building glass towers, eating cookies etc. Create activities which are engaging, harmless and can be completed in a minute. Have the participants take turns in carrying out the activities. Give prizes to those completing the tasks in the allotted time.
3. You Know Me
Pair employees who don’t know each other very well, or pair those who talk a lot with those who talk less. Give each pair fifteen minutes to talk to each other and discuss each other’s likes and dislikes. Conduct a quiz with each pair where one asks questions to the other. The pair which gives the maximum number of correct answers is the winner. The skill is to know the most about one another in the fifteen-minute timespan.
4. LAN Games
Been to a LAN party? Know about multiplayer video games? Well, it’s a great idea to have these games to play at work. All you need is a network of computers. Offices have a LAN setup or machines connected through wi-fi. The same network can be used for LAN games like Counter-Strike, America’s Army, StarCraft, FIFA and many more. Make sure the network administrator is looped in and the arrangements are done beforehand. In this category of games, you can take advantage of an already set up network, and tell me who doesn’t enjoy playing video games?
5. Learn Something New
It is rightly said that learning never stops. Teach all your employees a new skill, and test them at the end of the session. The one who stands first gets a reward. Make sure that this activity is more fun, than work. Teach them a new technique, a new practice; something they did not know before. It has to be something even they’re keen on learning. This then, gets the nature of a game and as we all know, competition only makes the learning better.
These were some exciting games you can play at work to break the monotony, or to celebrate certain occasions. The intent is to give the employees the break they need and the fun time they deserve!