Over the past 15 years we have designed and delivered fun Office Olympics events for THOUSANDS of participants - WITH GREAT SUCCESS!
Here's what some of our clients have said:
"I have never seen so much color and laughter in our workplace"
"Our staff were a little surprised with how much fun they had!"
"It really helped in breaking down the barriers between our Sales and Administration departments!"
1. USE TEAMS - Duh! I know it sounds obvious however there's a few rules around this.
2. GET PEOPLE EXCITED - About 2 weeks out before the 'event' we let people know what Office Olympics Team they're in and who else is in their team.
We then entice staff to start the 'interaction' with bonus points for the most creatively dressed team. This helps encourage staff to start getting exciting about the event - this way you receive 'team building benefits' for at least a couple of weeks instead of just one day.
3. KEEP IT MOVING - Over the past 15 years we've found the best format is to have a series of short 5-10 minute activities. Give points for the winner and runner up in each 'event'. The team with the most points at the end is the winner!!
By using lots of shorter activities it gives you more variety!
4. MAKE SURE THE GAMES WORK - This is the most important element of making sure your Office Olympics is a great success.
If you get this wrong it can leave a sour taste in your staff's mouth!
Whenever we deliver Office Olympics we use a set of short, sharp team based games which have been tested with thousands of participants - and they work every single time.
AVOID - Some of those crazy ideas you find on the internet about staples and chair races - besides the unkown risk of getting hurt, if you want to create the ultimate experience it's best to use team focused games.
Here's our guidelines for 'games' which works.
5. HANDLE OVER COMPETITIVENESS - No one likes it when people get a little too competitive and try to win at all costs. This is about fun, so make sure people understand that.
The best way to handle this is to:
6. USE MUSIC - Music is a great tool to help bring energy, life and fun to your session. It's a great way to start and finish an activity. "On your marks, get set...go!" And turn the music up!
7. TAKE PHOTOS - It's scientifically proven when you reminisce about an experience your body releases the same endorphin's it did during the actual experience. So take some photos of your Office Olympics and share them later on!
GOOD LUCK - If you have any questions or need some help feel free to contact us
Mike Symonds is the owner of Interactive Events and Creator of Funergizers. Known as the Chief Funergizer, Mike specialises in helping business leaders create energized, connected and engaging team cultures.
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