The workplace can be a challenging environment: an amalgam of tight deadlines and dull routines. Sometimes, even companies that pay salaries above industry standards see a high turnover rate among their employees. This is because a high salary by itself cannot meet a worker’s personal needs for fulfillment. If you put a premium on your workforce, you could consider conducting fun team building events as a reward for valuable employees.
When people graduate from university and enter the workforce, they think that they will leave cliques behind. The reality, however, is that like-minded individuals inevitably band together and spend time with one another. Not to say that cliques are altogether bad, but as a manager, your end goal is to have your team work efficiently and effectively together, regardless of personality.
Corporate events are held both to reward employees for their hard work and stellar performance as well as to foster teamwork in the workplace. But unless well managed, individuals continue to drift to their own little
Creativity is the new currency. As consumer appetite for new technology and innovation grows, the challenge rests upon the shoulders of businesses to find new ways to adapt to these changes. And these changes are no longer confined to Silicon Valley. The challenge to find new ways of doing things has spread all over cities like Tokyo, New York and Sydney. Teambuilding is an ideal activity to foster creativity among leaders and the workforce.
Henry Ford is widely acknowledged for inventing the automobile and the assembly line.
So, you have a teambuilding activity in your diary and you want all that winning kudos to go your team’s way……but how? What makes for a winning team on a corporate team building exercise?
Team Bonding can offer great advice, as after every Amazing Race presentation we ask the winners a simple question, “why were you the winning team?” With 200 events in the past year or so, we have a large sample of answers to report on. The common answers broadly fall into following categories:
See teams in action enjoying the Amazing Race in Melbourne. With warm up games in the beautiful Botanic Gardens the course includes Southgate, the laneways of Melbourne, including the fabulous Hosier Lane, the Cathedral and all the fun of Federation Square. With a wonderful choice of finishing venues, you can see this is the team building event your team will love in 2013.
As part of our corporate Amazing Race in Sydney and Melbourne, participants are asked to undertake our charm challenge. This includes having to find a worthy recipient of a random act of kindness. I thought it would be fun for our readers to hear about a sample of the RAOK’s that we’ve seen during the event.
10 Random Acts of Kindness
1. Allowing a heavily pregnant woman to have a 15 minute break and covering her job for her, which involved serving customers in