Team Building Activities & Games

We lead team building activities that help build
high-performance teams.

Choose from over 16 unique and personalized experiences specifically created for team building that your team will never forget. 

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BUILDING TEAMS | CREATING CONNECTION | CREATING LASTING CHANGE

If you’re a leader looking for team building activities and have made enough human knots and scavenger hunts, you just might be looking in the right place. Team building should not be “mandatory fun” it should actually be fun. Team building should also have a direct connection to your ability to collaborate as a team.

Many team building activities do not have a direct impact on your team’s ability to collaborate, innovate or co-create no matter how well-intentioned they might be. It’s important to view team building activities not as one time events, but a continual process of deepening relationships, developing growth mindsets, and constant innovation.

OBJECTIVES OF TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES

HAVE FUN | CREATE CONNECTION | BUILD ACCOUNTABILITY | LEARN SOMETHING NEW

Effective team building activities have four main objectives. Team building activities should ensure that all participants have fun, create connection, build accountability and learn something new.

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Best Team Building Activities of 2021

FRESHBIZ

Number of Participants: Up to 10,000
Format: In-Person Only (COVID PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE)
Duration: 3 Hours – 3 Day Workshop
Objectives: Spark Innovation | Create a Team-Centered Mindset | Find More Effective Ways of Working | Think Like an Entrepreneur | Create an Unstoppable Strategy
How to Play: To play FreshBiz click here to learn more.

Haven’t heard of FreshBiz? Well, you’re not alone, that’s because this unique experience is just barely hitting the US. Created by two Entrepreneurs in Israel on a mission to use Gamification technology to build better teams, FreshBiz uses a board game to help rewire your brain to become a more effective team player and spark innovation inside your team. If you’re looking for the fastest and most effective way to build the most effective team-centered mindset on your team, FreshBiz is certainly an experience you better not miss.

Team Building Events San Diego: The Person Who Changed Your Life

The Person Who Changed Your Life

Number of Participants: 20- 50
Format: In-Person | Virtual
Duration: 30-60 Minutes
Objectives: Create Connection | Build Trust | Understanding | Build Empathy
How to Play:
In this workshop, your team opens up about the people that changed their lives in a light-hearted way through improv. Our lives have been positively impacted because of the people in our life who deeply cared about us.

Inside this team building session, facilitated by an experienced improv comedian, you step into the role of the person who changed your life. As you act like the person who changed your life, you act out a conversation that significantly impacted you. After everyone acts out their favorite scene with the person who changed their life, they begin to identify the unique characteristics that person had, that will have you move forward with your team.

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Excel as a Remote Team Member

Number of Participants: Up to 20
Format: In-Person | Virtual
Duration: 2 Hour Bi/Monthly Sessions for 3 Months
Objectives: Time Management | Productivity | Goal Planning | Accountability | Social Skills | Team Trust | Communication

Remote teams thrive because of remote team members

Step up your game as a remote team member and begin to create new mindset shifts around your role as a remote team member.

Take on a new mindset that not only creates stronger results on a remote team, but helps you become someone who enjoys their team while doing it.

The Good Life

Number of Participants: Up to 20
Format: In-Person | Virtual
Duration: 2 Hours
Objectives: Social Connection | Wellness | Vision | Goal Setting
How do you create a life according to what you care about and your personal principles? You create your Good Life. To not live The Good Life means that you are making sacrifices, denying your purpose, your family, your health, and your joy. To live The Good Life takes work. It isn’t necessarily easy.
Why it is important to design The Good Life:
• A fulfilled life is much more meaningful than a careful life.
• Life is a precious opportunity for growth.
• Life is about taking care of what you care about
• Life is about taking risk, being present, and being in satisfying relationships
• Life is a Work of Art
• Life is a journey with ups and downs and struggles that are within themselves fulfilling

Build your good life with your team and identify your personal principles to help guide you on your way to achieving your good life. Learn about what the Good Life looks like for each person on your team.

The About Me Project

Number of Participants: 8-20 (Can Break Out for Larger Groups)
Format: In-Person | Virtual
Duration: 1-2 Hours
Objectives: Team Connection | Sense of Belonging | Psychological Safety |

Learn more about each person on your team. Inside this team building activity, each team member comes prepared to share a 5-slide presentation about themselves using only pictures.

Inside their presentation, they answer the following questions.
1. What do I care about personally?
2. What do I care about professionally?
3. Why is it easy to work with me?
4. Why is it hard to work with me?
5. What am I most frustrated about on this team?
6. What do I need from this team to be more successful?
Through sharing, an underlying theme is uncovered. This lets people share what they typically don’t share about themselves on a day-to-day basis.

Shark Tank

Number of Participants: Up to 20
Format: In-Person | Virtual
Duration: 2 Hours
Objectives: Goal Setting | Personal Development | Professional Development | Performance Review | Performance Preview

Inside our spin on ABC’s Shark Tank, your team has to present their business plan for the following year in front of “The Sharks” (Your Leadership Team). We co-host your show’s episode, as we introduce each person and work with your team members in the preparation of their presentation. Inside their presentation, your team members reflect on their wins and losses for the prior year and explain new strategies for their business in the next year. This unique event is a great way for employees to take ownership over their own performance review in what we call a “Performance Preview.”

The Wall Street Journal

Number of Participants: Up to 20
Format: In-Person | Virtual
Duration: 2 Hours
Objectives: Social Connection | Vision | Goal Setting | Storytelling

Imagine that three to five years from now, your team was on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. Create a future that helps your team discover what they really care about and create a future that engages them. Create a winning team vision with specific conditions of satisfaction in a way that your team can step away, and know exactly what to do to begin achieving your new unified vision.

Hackathon

Number of Participants: Up to 20
Format: In-Person | Virtual
Duration: 2 Hours
Objectives: Innovation | Company-Wide Brainstorming | Creative Thinking | Agility |

What if the most innovative idea is already inside your team? In the hackathon, teams of two submit and present one idea or change they think would spark innovation inside your organization. The ideas have to prove how they will further distinguish their organization from other companies, bring in new business, strengthen business relationships, save time/money, enhance the customer service experience, strengthen the culture. One Project is chosen by leadership and implemented and that team is given a certificate for the Master Hacker of the Year.

Team Charter

Number of Participants: Up to 20
Format: In-Person | Virtual
Duration: 2 Hours
Objectives: Team Values | Team Norms | Communication | Cohesion

How would your team interact differently if they created agreements that identify how they wish to treat their teammates and be treated by their teammates? With a team charter, your team uniquely declares what kinds of behaviors, emotions and moods they want to bring to every interaction they have with each other. Learn how your team wants to show up and use the team charter to have the team hold itself accountable.

Feedback Cards

Number of Participants: Up to 20
Format: In-Person | Virtual
Duration: 2 Hours
Objectives: Communication | Feedback | Growth-Mindset | Cohesion

Have you ever wanted your team to give you feedback but got nothing but crickets? Many people want to give feedback, but they just don’t have the right words to say what they want to say in a way that is positive and future focused. Take your team through a new and engaging way to give feedback in less than four words with our signature feedback cards. What makes our feedback cards so effective is that it brings to light important pieces of feedback that each person on your team needs to raise their performance in a positive and enlightening way.

Discover Your Purpose

Number of Participants: Up to 20
Format: In-Person | Virtual
Duration: 2 Hours
Objectives: Meaningful Work | Team Connection | Team Strategy |

Why do you get up in the morning? One third of people today do not have the answer to this question. Take your team or company through an experience to uncover their purpose. Purpose is fundamental to health, healing, happiness, and longevity. If your purpose is clear and you are living into your purpose, you can actually live 7-10 years longer.

The Language of Success

Number of Participants: Up to 20
Format: In-Person | Virtual
Duration: 2 Hours
Objectives: Communication | Conflict | Team Strategy 

All high performance teams speak in an entirely different way. They speak in a way that generates action. Learn about the language of success and practice having different types of conversations that can help your team generate new results.

Grateful Teams

Number of Participants: Up to 20
Format: In-Person | Virtual
Duration: 2 Hours
Objectives: Communication | Conflict | Team Strategy |

Take your team through an unforgettable experience as they practice sharing their gratitude for each other. Learn simple strategies for sharing your gratitude more often to help create connection and appreciation on your team. Gratitude is one of the most important elements of high-performance teams.

Goal-Getters

Number of Participants: Up to 20
Format: In-Person | Virtual
Duration: 2 Hours
Objectives: Goal Setting | Personal Development | Professional Development |

Learn the power of creating your personal principles and engage in a goal setting session that helps your team create connection and support in a whole new way. High performance teams hold each other accountable not just for their professional goals but their personal goals. In this engaging session, each team member develops and declares their short and long term goals.

Play to Win

Number of Participants: Up to 20
Format: In-Person | Virtual
Duration: 3 Hours – 3 Day Workshop
Objectives: Goal Setting | Personal Development | Professional Development |

Your life is a game, and you play your game through a unique set of rules. Those rules, you’ve most likely never told anyone. Some of those rules are not serving you well. In Play to Win, uncover rules that aren’t serving you any more and see how the most successful players play to win.

Improv Games

Number of Participants: Up to 20
Format: In-Person | Virtual
Duration: 2 Hours
Objectives: Communication Skills | Improv | Quick Thinking & Adaptability | Facing the Unknown | Embracing Uncomfortability

Haven’t heard of FreshBiz? Well, you’re not alone, that’s because this unique experience is just barely hitting the US. Created by two Entrepreneurs in Israel on a mission to use Gamification technology to build better teams, FreshBiz uses a board game to help rewire your brain to become a more effective team player and spark innovation inside your team. If you’re looking for the fastest and most effective way to build the most effective team-centered mindset on your team, FreshBiz is certainly an experience you better not miss.

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Team Building Testimonials

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On behalf of all of us at Independa, I wanted to thank you for the Independa team building exercise you conducted and led so effectively yesterday. It was the perfect mix of information, collaboration, teamwork, light hearted self reflection and overall team building. I can’t think of a more appropriate way to have us all spend two hours together, and come out being so much more in tune with our respective strengths and tendencies, all adding to our mutual and collective benefit. As with any team, the celebration of success is best if based on mutual understanding, recognition and respect.

In drawing out and indeed highlighting these key areas, you have helped us each be better, and us all be better together. It takes a Village to build anything worthwhile, and you’re now a part of the Independa Village, for your efforts and effectiveness on our behalf! I also want to recognize that your hard work and preparation PRIOR to the meeting came across loud and clear. While using refreshing levity and positive energy throughout, you brought together key concepts, personalities and strengths in a way that allows each of us to further celebrate our individual strengths, even as we all come together to build excellence at Independa. I know there are many forms of MBTI reviews, and many forms of team building in general. Thanks to what YOU brought to it all, yours was most welcome, effective and appreciated!

Kian Seneii

Independa

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