Cooperative Games for Team Building – Find your own balloon

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Herman Otten
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Are you looking for cooperative games for team building? Try this one! During the exercise everyone in the team will try to find their own balloon back as fast as possible. The participants learn that if they look out for each other, the assignment will be resolved way faster.🎈
Cooperative games for team building are designed with the primary goal of promoting collaboration, teamwork, and mutual support among participants. Cooperative games can be highly useful for team building due to the following reasons:

Shared Goals and Objectives: In cooperative games, all participants work together towards a common goal. This reinforces the idea that the success of the team is dependent on the collective effort and collaboration of its members.

Translating to Work Context: The skills and dynamics developed through cooperative games can be directly applied to the workplace, fostering better collaboration, shared ownership of projects, and effective utilization of resources.

Positive Team Culture: Regular engagement in cooperative games helps cultivate a positive team culture centered around cooperation, support, and the mutual success of all members.

Non-Threatening Environment: Unlike competitive games that may foster rivalries, cooperative games create a safe space for participants to learn, experiment, and make mistakes without fear of judgment.

Strengthening Team Bonds: Through shared challenges and victories, cooperative games create shared memories and experiences that strengthen the bonds among team members.

Fostering Empathy: As team members collaborate closely, they gain insights into each other’s strengths, weaknesses, and perspectives. This fosters empathy and understanding, which are essential for effective collaboration.

Do you like this exercise? Let’s give these variations a try:

1. Next to telling them the solution of how to let everyone get his own balloon back as fast as possible, you can also let them find that out themselves by giving them hints. For example you can ask them after a few attempts: “Would it maybe help if you all would help each other?”

2. You can do this exercise also with other attributes, for example little balls, or pieces of paper that you make a wad of after they wrote their names on it. You play the exercise in the same way.

Created by:
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