So a High School teacher of mine posted on her Facebook this past week that she was a sore from the Turkey Olympics. This got me thinking of how some fun and games around the holidays is just the ticket for ice breakers, fun and networking.
What is Turkey Olympics? Well it was my High Schools way of allowing us to celebrate the Holidays as a school. This school wide activity was held a week before Christmas break. This day became more than just a day of fun it became a very competitive tradition. As a member and seat holder of the student council I was required to help come up with games and rules behind the games.
Every year this brought out the competitive side of the students and the teachers. Because, as winners, your class got to hold the title and the trophy until the next year’s Turkey Olympics. This friendly competition was not so friendly at our school as rivalries came out, but it did bring classes closer together. It is a great way to get your teams in your corporation’s departments into the holiday spirit, and act like a kid once again!
We did things that enhanced team building, strategic thinking, and communication. We all participated in order to receive a passing grade for that day, or extra credit in our classes. But you could use this as an alternative to a drab annual Christmas party. Allow for fun to seep back into your work place, because it works for some of the most successful companies out there. So why not have it work for yours?