Employee engagement is critical, when it comes to today’s work environment.
The question you may have is why?
Scholars, CEOs, HR managers and employees themselves have grappled with this question for years.
Highly engaged employees are known to show greater profits and less turnover for any organization.
Disengaged employees typically cost U.S. corporations $350 billion annually. (https://scholarworks.waldenu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1239&context=ijamt).
Studies suggest that employees become less productive when they don’t feel valued, no connection to their peers, a lack of transparency and when the review process is not satisfactory.
Is there a simple solution? No., but what makes Its Playtyme Game Shows unique is the experience and knowledge we’ve accumulated over this past decade.
We’ve worked with a great number of fortune 500 executives in creating events that would increase morale while giving employees the opportunity to engage with one another by participating in games and activities that build camaraderie and relationships.
Managers and supervisors are now incorporating some fun activities that may include games these days. Employee engagement is a major factor contributing to overall individual performance, organizational productivity and long term survival.
We’ve listed below, some exciting employee engagement games that are designed to build a sense of camaraderie,
Everyone in the group is encouraged to participate. The end result of playing these games are used to attract and keep top talent.
The only question is: what does that engagement actually mean?
Part of it is building a team that works well together, trusts each other, and has confidence in those around them to do the right thing.
Boost Your Productivity with These 5 Amazing Employee Engagement Games
1. Truth and Lies
Truth and lies is a great employee engagement game to break the ice with new teammates or a whole new team if you’re assembling one.
Get everyone in a room to write down on a piece of paper three truths and one lie. They all need to be plausible (e.g. don’t write ‘I have never been to the moon’).
Next, go around the room and read the truths and lies out, and everyone has to guess what’s true and what’s a lie. It’s a fun and easy way to get to know your colleagues.
2. The Barter Puzzle
This employee engagement game takes a little more setup. You need a couple different jigsaw puzzles that are all really different (and not too hard).
You want to mix up the pieces a little so a few pieces of each puzzle are sitting with every group.
Next, split your office into teams. Each team gets a puzzle.
The goal is to complete the puzzle. The catch is that each team needs to get pieces from other teams through barter and trade.
It’s a great way to solve complex problems as a small team and as an entire office.
3. Categories – Easiest Indoor Employee Engagement Game
This is one of the easiest office game for employee engagement activity that shows how there are lots of solutions to the same problem.
First, gather about 10-20 random items together.
Next, split your office into four teams. All you need to do is get them to categorize the items on the desk into four categories and write them down on a piece of paper. Then, present to the group.
You’ll be amazed at how different the categories can be!
And no, we’re not talking about the classic Windows game.
For this, you’ll need a big open space and a bunch of cones and blindfolds.
Scatter your cones all over your space, then split your office into teams of two.
Have one stand on one side of the ‘minefield’ of cones and have the other one on the other side. Have them put a blindfold on.
The game is that the non-blindfolded person has to guide the blindfolded across the minefield only using their voice.
The blindfolded person isn’t allowed to talk.
This game is great for building trust and practicing active listening in a group setting.
5. TV Land Trivia – The Most Exciting Employee Game Of Them All
This is a live game show that’s great to break up a day.
We can come to your work location whether it be a conference room or the cafeteria to set up.
We have the actual lights, sounds, buzzers and microphones identical to what’s shown on television.
First, have one person assigned to help us coordinate this activity properly.
It is highly recommended that the teams are formed in advanced. If your group wants to form teams the day of the show, we can hand out raffle tickets.
If the raffle tickets don’t work, we will play a quick round of cellphone trivia where everyone in your group plays.
The players with the highest scores will come to the front of the room first.
Then, we will have 3 rounds of TV land trivia questions.
Some questions will either be multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank or true or false.
Also, we can include name that TV Land Tune for twenty amongst other things.
This employee engagement game is ideal for getting staff members who rarely work together to bond and learn a bit more about one another.
Impact of Employee Engagement Activities and Games on Business
Companies big and small are recognizing the impact of games on their business which increase the demand of such activities.
Let’s talk about how some employee engagement activities are fun team building to energize your staff, interactive entertainment for team building, corporate team building event respectively.
Its really important getting more employees re-energized and motivated to finish deadlines or last minute assignments is not an easy task.
Let’s face it, several companies have lost their employees psychologically due to the after effects of the infamous recession of 2008.
They checked out mentally for a very long time. Now that it seems that we are finally coming out of that darkness, you may want to consider a few ways to re-engage your employees.
Call us to help get them back on track with the company’s goals and vision.
We have a few interactive game show ideas that have been highly requested from several Fortune 500 companies to bring back the spark in their particular department or group.
See example video above.
Final Word on Games for Employee Engagement Activities
Finally, the role of facilitating these type of employee engagement games at workplace is to ultimately boost morale, retain top talent and reduce employee turnover.
With an engaged and confident workforce, your organization stands a far greater chance of achieving company goals and objectives.
Fortunately you’ve found this page and can get in touch with us directly to discuss your needs in comparison to what we have to offer.
If your organization in located in the New York City, Tri-State Area, and is in search of a few games for employee engagement activities that are a lot of fun, get in touch with us today!
Teamwork makes the dream work. Your team may need and extra boost every once in a while to recalibrate and refocus. We’re the experts in fun, so, let us help create a few interesting employee engagement activities for your next upcoming corporate event.
If you want to speak to one of our coordinators directly, feel free to call 201-357-2979. We will be more than happy to assist you.