Networking games for team building
Sabre has a number of events and approaches that are designed to accelerate networking between people at meetings and off-sites whether staff, leaders or clients (or indeed all three). A sample of one of these approaches is the accelerated networking game Nexus.
Nexus The Networking Game
Nexus is a high-energy and accelerated networking game that's sure to get people meeting, chatting and exchanging all sorts of unusual insights and facts about their own life, their company and other general weirdness.
Each individual commences with a unique locked container and a key that won't unlock their own allocated information or equipment. Whilst networking to locate a person who can open their lock, a detailed "human treasure hunt" must also be completed for individual networking points, prowess and bragging rights.
As everyone gets unlocked teams are gradually formed and there will be a winning team and an individual winner in the room with the highest points. They are crowned the room's best networker.
Group Size: 10 and up (suitable for large groups)
Duration: 20 - 45 mins
Venue: Indoors or Outdoors. Can make use of your existing meeting space. Great way to kick off a meeting or dinner.
Key Themes: Accelerated networking, breaking the ice, fun, enhance morale.
Raiders and Traders
In this energetic business game each team represents a Viking Clan about to explore profitable opportunities.
Teams will trade and negotiate and if the risk vs rewards stack up perhaps even engage in a bit of raiding.
If teams are clever in how they go about intelligence gathering, they can leverage information in a timely fashion to help achieve their aims.
The game is fun and competitive whilst also enabling some collaboration between teams to emerge as the journey unfolds. Deals are done, and teams will also engage in a large amount of accelerated networking.
Group Size: 15 and up
Duration: 1 - 1.5 hours
Venue: Indoors, no extra set up required, can be run in most meeting room set ups.
Key Themes: Networking and fun, exploiting opportunities, negotiation, the power of information, risk vs reward, team roles and communication, planning and execution, competition, profitability.