As a laughter coach, I’ve been lucky enough to have been involved with some excellent corporate team building activities where businesses have used my skills and experience to add a new dimension to the day or event. As well as bringing teams together laughter can really help to build the productivity of your teams

Corporate team-building activities should be fun and engaging for all attendees. Building the right corporate culture always begins with how engaged employees are with each other and to the mission and values of the business.

Sometimes it can be difficult to foster bonds of trust and engagement between employees when everyone in the company is caught up in their own areas. So corporate team building activities should aim to challenge teams to work together and enable them to have a great time. Laughter is a great opportunity to build interpersonal relationships and can even help to increase sales in your business.

The great news is that with the right corporate team-building activities you’ll be able to encourage a level of interaction that otherwise wouldn’t happen and remind everyone that they’re all on the same team.

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Check out the following team-building activities to give your corporate culture, corporate event, or team outing the shot in the arm it needs.

Baby photos

Objective: To get employees to guess which baby photo is of who

Participants: 10 to 30 people

Duration: 30 minutes

Difficulty: Medium

Materials: Everyone should bring in a baby photo

This is one of our top team-building activities for corporate teams because it gets laughs and gets employees to feel closer to each other. Often, corporate teams place too much emphasis on being serious; sometimes, they just need to relax and have fun!


Get everyone to bring in a baby photo of themselves, or get them to email you a copy.

Set the baby pictures out on a large table, or wall (so everyone can clearly see them).

The aim is that everyone must guess which baby photo is who.

The winner is the person with the most correct answers – give them a prize, I suggest something edible!.

The buddy system

Objective: Encourage new employees to get to know each other one on one

Participants: As many as you like!

Duration: 20 to 30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Materials: None

A great way to onboard new hires and immediately make them feel supported in the workplace is to take a page out of Culture Amp’s book with their “buddy system.”


Again, the instructions are super simple. Ask senior leaders and managers within the company to volunteer some of their time to be a buddy to new hires.

New hires are then randomly paired up with a volunteer and between the two they’ll arrange a time that works for the both of them to catch up and meet with one another for something simple like coffee or lunch.

This gives new hires the chance to quickly build relationships within the company and learn more about the company culture itself and its values.

While also giving the senior management the ability to learn about their growing team and potentially even provide mentorship and guidance.

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Cell Phone Laughter

Objective: Encourage you employees to laugh like no one is watching!

Participants: As many as you like!

Duration: 10 to 15 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Materials: None


Everyone makes an imaginary phone with their hands. 

They then hold the ‘phone’ to their ear and pretend that someone on the other end has just told them the funniest joke ever!

So there you have just a few corporate team building activities that will help make your event a success.

I’ve got loads more information on ways to unite your team right here.