Teambuilding is essential for improving workplace culture and employee retention, so it’s no wonder that companies are investing more time and money in ways to get their staff to work together. Luckily, these events don’t have to break the bank. A trivia quiz can be enough to bring your teams together and create a fun, collaborative event to strengthen relationships and improve communication, conflict-resolution and problem-solving skills.
When it comes to planning a trivia quiz, simplicity is key. Here are 7 tips for making sure your quiz is a success.
1 – Emulate a winning formula. Taking inspiration from classic quiz shows like Family Fortunes, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and Countdown will provide you with a variety of question formats for each round, so you won’t have to waste time scratching your head for innovative ideas.
2 – Be strategic with your team composition. Mix employees from different departments and levels of seniority to give people a chance to become acquainted with colleagues they don’t usually interact with.
3 – Ditch the pens and paper (there never seem to be enough, anyway) and bring your quiz into the modern era with electronic handsets. These can be used for ranking answers, selecting from multiple choices, choosing A/B answers or conducting “ask the audience” style polls. You could distribute one per employee, but giving out only one per team will encourage collaboration and discussion.
4 – Divide your quiz up into a broad range of topics to give everyone a chance at sharing their area of knowledge. You might be able to draw upon shared interests in each department or it may be easier to stick to general themes like popular music, current affairs, film and sport. You could also do a company-focus, with questions like “how many monitors are in the entire office?” or “what brand is the kitchen fridge?”.
5 – Aim for questions that your teams might be able to figure out between them – not just ones that you either know the answer or you don’t. Video rounds (where you play a short clip and quiz your viewers on what they’ve just seen) are good for this, as are multiple choice questions or asking teams to put answers in a particular order.
6 – Change the pace to keep people engaged. If you’ve had a long round of verbal questions and answers, introduce a poll, quick-fire quiz, activity round or picture round to break up the monotony.
7 – Reward your teams. Everyone should feel like it was worth the effort to participate, so maybe organised a catered lunch or bring in snacks. Make sure you also have prizes for the winning team and consider a “wooden spoon” prize for last place, or something for the team with the best name.
There are heaps of ways in which Audience Response Systems can be integrated into your business practices, from training workshops to all-hands meetings. For more information about how a CLiKAPAD system could work with your team, contact us.