Team-building activities have the power to bring your employees together and give them a strong sense of direction for the future. Introducing team-building activities into your work agendas can make great business sense. Team building activities are particularly effective within a team or department that frequently must interact and cooperate during the work day. If your activities align with your business objectives and future plans, you can create positive experiences that can benefit your work environment beyond the exercises. Ideas include a ropes course, a challenging hike in which employees must navigate themselves to an end location or a company Olympics challenge.