Cups: For drinks or for games? We vote games. In 2012, Anna Kendrick in Pitch Perfect performed a song using just her voice and a cup, and had teens clapping and singing using a cup as a musical instrument. At Sulzer, we decided to use them for fun, too, for another team building exercise!!
Just cups, a rubber band, and string. The goal was to build up the cups to a pyramid, but without using your hands…even when it falls on the floor!
When we did this exercise, we recently had a few new faces join the team, so it was the perfect time to do a team exercise and give everyone a chance to get to know each other better. Here’s what some of our new teammates had to say:
“It was a lot of fun! We may have been the slowest team, but quality cup construction takes time.
It was great to see how the team was able to communicate and work together.” – Stephanie, Application Developer
“It was interesting to see how everyone kind of took a role without even communicating one!” – Matt, Jr. Cyber Security Consultant
“I think the team exercise we did was really awesome. It’s a great way to interact with people that work on different teams from one another.
It was definitely a fun experience, and I’m looking forward to more of these.” – Olivia, HR Coordinator