Background: Logica wanted to do a team building exercise to encourage employees to bond as well as form friendships across teams they would normally not interact with.
The Solution: We organised a potluck lunch and invited all employees to get lunch from home for that day.
What makes the idea special: It provided a fun, non-threatening environment for employees to go around and strike up conversations with colleagues they had not interacted with so far. It also became a huge talking point because it was the largest potluck lunch they had ever seen.
Results: 98% of the employees turned up for the event. Even single guys staying in hostels participated by getting lunch from their favourite restaurants.