We all know the situation. It should have been the party of the year, but instead the employees sit and thumbs while looking at the clock.
By Frederik Tillitz
Time seems to have stalled. There is nothing worse than a failure of a corporate party where the fun never goes beyond the boss's so-so jokes.
But fear not, because there is a solution: Activate the employees with a quiz and avoid the awkward silence. Quizzes have the excellent function of shaking the company together, and it can do wonders among employees who otherwise only know each other from the daily wear and tear of the job.
That's why you get here four ready-made quizzes that can fire up during the company party.
The classic Jeopardy
A classic, of course, is Jeopardy. The vast majority know the format, and many have guessed from the couch when the program was broadcast on television. Jeopardy therefore guarantees a nice party.
The quiz has a number of different categories, and for each category there are five questions worth 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500 points respectively. The questions are answered with who or what is…
Employees are divided into teams and each team selects a word or a sound for which they are familiar, for convenience. A quizmaster assesses which team is the fastest trigger and is allowed to respond.
If you don't have the courage to create your very own Jeopardy quiz, you can find a sea of ready-made templates on the website www.jeopardylabs.com.
A more recent quiz form is the popular Kahoot. Here you can customize your own quiz using the website www.kahoot.com .
One of the options at Kahoot is that the company can move closer and get to know each other better. A quizmaster can gather knowledge about the employees from which he or she questions. These may be small fun or experiences that an employee has experienced and which colleagues may not know about.
The company can access the quiz by going to www.kahoot.it via mobile. The quiz master simply has to make the Kahoot quiz appear on a screen where participants can see questions and answer opportunities. Participants respond to their mobiles and the system calculates who answered the fastest fast. Continuously, the position is revealed and eventually the winner.
Who doesn't love Matador? DR re-broadcasts the popular TV series more often than we change underpants, and therefore there is a good chance that the company knows Korsbæk and the city's residents at their fingertips.
Test your employees through a series of questions about Maude, Mads Skjern and all the others. What was Mads Skjern's first business in Korsbaek, and who was it that gave Servant Boldt a blue eye after his affair with Agnes?
The company can be divided into teams or the quiz can be all against everyone. Get inspired for the quiz or print the finished edition here .
The historical quiz
Another option is to test the company's historical knowledge. This is where your employees have to dig deep into their memory, for who was it now, it was, and when was it right now? Old days are something that everyone loves to debate and talk about.
The employees can be divided into teams, or the quiz can be everyone's fight against everyone. The quiz can be built up over a period of time and there are an enormous number of templates on the internet. One of them is this quiz with 14 questions about the '70s.
All the quiz requires is a catchy quizmaster, paper and pencils for the participants, and then the entertainment for the company party is otherwise ensured. There is no reason why the company party should be an unrivaled turf thriller.
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