Team-building activity for 240 adults at work?
May 21, 2014 10:16 AM Subscribe
Help me plan a team building activity for 240 people who don't like team building. Budget = $3000 - $5000. Location = hotel conference rooms or convention center-type location.
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I need to plan a team building activity for a total of 240 people at work who will come from several sites/countries, but mostly from the US. The 240-group can/will be broken up into however many smaller groups are needed for the activity. Most of these people dislike team building activities and dislike forced networking/socialization. The "teams" doing this activity will only be formed for this activity and will not be actual working teams in the future, so we don't necessarily need to build trust within that group - we mostly need to focus on networking, since many of the people will have never met each other face to face prior to this event.
Last year the event involved each group building something together from parts and then donating it to charity. It went over fairly well, but there were still people who didn't like having to build things.
I know we can't please everyone, so I am trying to think of a way to come up with giving people 2 options to choose from - maybe a "building" activity and a "networking" activity?
The best idea we have right now is Trivia, which we feel would go over pretty well, but wouldn't allow people to get to know each other at all, since they would immediately get down to answering trivia questions. The worst idea we have (to give an example of what people dislike) is some sort of "speed dating" where you describe what you do at work and how long you've been with the company, etc. I imagine people would hate this, even though it has the networking aspect that we want.
Do you guys have any ideas for non-cheesy team building activities for adults who are forced to participate in team building activities every year?