Team Building Activities to Help Boost Employees’ Confidence

The world of business is fast-paced and hyper-competitive. That's why it's no surprise that business leaders and managers from all over the world turn to Sun Tzu's The Art of War, as it gives them a guide to navigate through the many pitfalls that come with leadership.

Team Building Activities to Help Boost Employees’ Confidence

The world of business is fast-paced and hyper-competitive. That's why it's no surprise that business leaders and managers from all over the world turn to Sun Tzu's The Art of War, as it gives them a guide to navigate through the many pitfalls that come with leadership.

And if there's one lesson that you can take away from The Art of War, it's that an army is only as good as its soldiers. This is why it's important to encourage and stimulate growth within a company. One thing you can focus on is instilling confidence in them, as this will make for more self-assured and independent workers. And while you can do this through rigorous training, there are more subtle ways that you can help them better themselves. One way is through the use of team building activities. Read on to know more about these team building activities that'll help boost your employees' confidence!

Practice Improv

Lack of confidence is rarely a standalone issue.When an employee suffers from a lack of confidence, it most often than not stems from other issues. Health line details that social anxiety can severely hamper self-confidence. And while these issues are best dealt with through the help of a professional, there are things you can do to supplement this.

One good way to deal with social anxiety and an employee's lack of confidence is through a group improv class. The Atlantic highlights how improv can improve personal awareness by providing practitioners with a space free of judgment or the fear of failure. This will help foster confidence within your employees, as they can apply these concepts and lessons outside of the improv class.

Shrinking Vessel




Employees that suffer from a lack of confidence often find it difficult to voice out their opinions on how to solve problems.This means they shy away from the spotlight once key decisions have to be made, even though they may have the solution to the problem at hand.

One way to get around this is by putting them in a leadership position tasked to solve problems. Featured in Comeet’s list of epic team building activities, ‘A Shrinking Vessel’ is a unique and fun exercise that helps build trust and confidence. The exercise entails a small group figuring how to stay within an ever-shrinking space. It also puts their creativity to the test, as they have to solve problems that are continuously evolving. This not only improves the inability to work with others but also encourages creativity when it comes to problem-solving.

Compliment Circle


Self-doubt can be one of the biggest confidence killers. This is why a little validation can go a long way when it comes to boosting your employees' confidence. In fact, Inc highlights how affirmation can improve one's overall work life. Indeed, a few sincere words confirming that you're doing a good job can do wonders for your confidence, productivity, and camaraderie.

One great way you can go about doing this is through a compliment circle. Gather up your team and have them take turns being complimented by everyone in the circle. Compliments can range from small things such as simple gestures of kindness to bigger things such as acing a presentation or proposal. Nothing is too big or too small for this activity as the entire point is highlighting all the good that an employee has done.

If you found this helpful, you may want to checkout our article on Breaking the Ice: How You Can Help the Newbie Settle In for more tips on how you can improve your team!

 

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