When it comes to team building activities, most people automatically think of things that involve everyone in the group, but what do you do if your workforce is all male? Not every activity will be appropriate for a group of guys, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun or build some teamwork. Let's look at six team-building ideas for an all-male workforce.
Whether it’s football, basketball, baseball, or something else entirely, organizing a sports tournament is a great way to get your all-male workforce working together. Not only will they have to cooperate to win, but they’ll also have to communicate and strategize.
For instance, you could have a mini-Olympics where teams compete in different events like an egg and spoon race, a three-legged race, or even a tug-of-war. Or, you could set up a more traditional sports tournament with brackets and everything.
If your workplace is full of guys who love video games, then you might want to consider organizing a few shooting games as part of your team-building activities. Many businesses have installed shooting game simulators that can be used for team-building exercises. You can also organize laser tag or paintball games.
However, if you want an all-time favorite and a perfect compromise between the two - then gel ball shooting is the way to go! Make sure to get reliable GBU products so that your exercise will go as planned, and find a location with enough space to set up your targets. Then, set up the teams, gear up, develop the rules, and let the gel blasting begin!
An escape room is a perfect team-building activity for an all-male workforce because it requires communication, problem-solving, and teamwork. Plus, it’s just a lot of fun. If you’ve never done an escape room before, the premise is simple: you and your team are locked in a room and you have to solve a series of puzzles to escape.
You can find escape rooms that are tailored specifically for businesses and groups, which makes the whole process even easier. And, if you want to make things even more challenging, you can always add a time limit.
If you want to get your guys out of the office and into the great outdoors, then you can’t go wrong with some physical challenges. There are tons of options to choose from, but some popular ones include obstacle courses, scavenger hunts, and hiking.
You could even combine a few different challenges into one big event. For example, you could have teams competing in an obstacle course, but the first team to finish doesn’t automatically win. Instead, they have to go on a scavenger hunt to find the final prize.
Additionally, you could add a physical challenge to any of the other activities on this list. For instance, you could have a basketball tournament where the losing team has to do an obstacle course.
If your all-male workforce is made up of car enthusiasts, then you might want to consider organizing a few car races. You can do this in several ways, but one popular option is to have teams build their cars and then race them.
Another option is to simply have teams race each other in Go-Karts or some other type of small vehicle. Either way, this is sure to be a hit with the guys. Just make sure you have a safe location and enough insurance to cover any accidents.
This is an excellent activity for workplaces full of guys who love to trade stocks, bonds, or other commodities. The premise is simple: you give each team a set amount of money and they have to use it to make the most profit possible.
You can trade just about anything, but some popular options include stocks, bonds, options, futures, and Forex. You can even have teams trade different commodities like gold, silver, oil, or gas.
Whatever you decide to trade, make sure you set some rules and guidelines to prevent things from getting out of hand. And, as always, consult with a financial advisor before making any real trades.
No matter what activity you choose, make sure it is something that your all-male workforce will enjoy. These activities are just a few suggestions, but there are plenty of other options out there. The most important thing is to have fun and get to know each other better. And who knows, you might even learn a thing or two about the stock market or car racing along the way!