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  • By Jonathan Ruales
  • In DIY
  • Posted February 1, 2016

Improving Employee Morale: An Exercise to Energize Your Team

Employee Morale

Improving employee morale is vital to success in the workplace. If your team is feeling drained and stressed, this fun exercise is a great way to refresh and energize them. To boost morale and unleash the creative power within your team, you must identify a new project that requires each member to contribute and be creative.

Then use a collaborative leadership style to fuel the fire. It doesn’t require much time and the recommended group size is 10-20 people.

Your team’s energy can determine the success of a meeting, a workday or even your overall company. How you contribute to your professional environment is as important as what you contribute emotionally.

Focus Game

Time: 8-12 minutes

Purpose: Healthy competition and synergy

Participants: Small groups

Materials: None

  1. Participants will need to form two equal lines facing each other.
  2. The game starts when one line turns around, giving the second line 40 seconds to change 10 things about themselves. This can include anything from jewelry or clothing being swapped with other people, untied shoelaces, a different hairdo, or a switched watch or ring to the other hand. All changes must be something the other group can see.
  3. After 40 seconds, the first group turns around and tries to find all the changes the other group made.
  4. Once the changes have been recognized, the groups switch, giving each team a chance to make changes.


A typical workday can drain the energy out of your employees. Look for ways to create energy boosts throughout the day, in meetings, and throughout projects. This can be as simple as frequent short breaks, laughter, creating a very open environment where fresh ideas and creativity are rewarded.