Contests Ideas for Team Incentive

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Team incentives can be a fun motivator in any office. No matter what sort of business you run or what kind of team you lead, offering an incentive contest can inspire employees to do their best. Depending on your industry and the size of your company, you may give out cash other prizes, such as catered meals, team parties or vacation time.

Roll the dice

This is a fairly easy and inexpensive idea. Have each team member roll a pair of dice then give them a corresponding quota. You could also select a team member to roll on behalf of the entire team. Decorate the office with fuzzy dice or branded dice to remind the teams of their goals.

Beat the clock

Instilling a time limit to meet predetermined quotas, such as a sales quota, will give employees a sense of urgency for their mission. Timeframes can vary depending on your type of business and your particular business needs. A nice watch is a great prize for this incentive.

Hit the target

Use a dartboard as your quota gauge. Like the dice game, you can have each employee throw a dart at the target to determine their individual goals, or one person can throw a dart to determine a team goal. Velcro darts are highly recommended!

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