I was wondering if anyone knew of any quick team building activities we could do at the start of our quarterly company meetings. The aim this quarter for us is to demonstrate the importance of communicating well between departments. I have read one idea (though it was a while ago so I can't remember where) which was to split our people into groups of 6 or 7 (there would be about 8 groups) and give each group a small puzzle to do which would have one wrong piece (their correct missing piece is with one of the other groups). Eventually they would discover that every group has one wrong piece and start swapping until everyone has completed their puzzles. It should only take 15-20 mins to do but hopefully show the power of talking to other departments and how we can't work without each other.
That said I am keen to hear of any other ideas that people may have tried and know work.