As a busy leader, we understand how hard it can be to find the time to develop your team. This is why each month we provide you with do-it-yourself team-building ideas that are easy to deliver and proven to be effective. Enjoy!
Here’s a fun and easy activity to spruce up your Holiday office party!
Step 1 - One person on your team must agree to be the “Host” of the game, which means they will not be able to participate in the competition as they will be the keeper of the answers. The host will email the team and ask them to privately respond with the song they’d choose if they could only listen to one song while stuck on a desert island, and the reason why they chose that song.
Step 2 - The host will compile a playlist of the songs using their favourite music player (Apple Music, Spotify, etc.).
Step 3 - When you are ready to play, make sure team members have a piece of paper to write down their answers (you can get official and do one up with numbers and spaces!).
Step 4 - As Host, you will play a clip of each song (usually 20 seconds is plenty, but it depends on the song). Read out the reason that person chose the song, but don’t reveal who the person is. Team members write down their best guess of who chose each song. If you have time, you can do a quick ‘recap’ at the end and run through the playlist quickly again.
Step 5 – The host then reveals which person selected each song and team members mark down how many they guessed correctly. The winner with the most correct answers is identified and prizes are given out.
When you are done, it’s often fun to send the playlist along to the entire team as a way to remember the experience!
Tim Arnold is passionate about helping people understand the chronic issues that limit leadership and teamwork, so they can thrive. He is the author of The Power of Healthy Tension and speaks to organizations around the globe on how they can overcome chronic issues and conflicting values.← Back to Recent Articles