One way to ensure your team building activities are truly memorable is change everyone’s environment and get your team into the great outdoors. No matter the reason for the event, whether it’s part of a corporate retreat, a Christmas party or a quarterly team building day, everyone will benefit from getting out of the office for a few hours. Many team bonding activities are planned in naturally scenic locations, or take groups through parts of Sydney they may never have explored. This feeling of sharing a new place or outlook can in itself help foster a sense of community
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One of the most important aspects of a successful team building activity is supporting people to have a positive experience with challenges or tasks in an unfamiliar environment. This slight move outside their comfort zone helps them to learn more about themselves and their colleagues. We’ve found that many companies can find themselves booking the same type of activity, year in, year out. This is fine if you’re just after some pre-Christmas entertainment or something to do at an end
There are a group of people that groan inwardly when they receive the email notifying them about the next office Christmas party. You know the people we mean – the people who forgot the rules and let themselves have a little too much “fun” at the last event. You’d probably be surprised by the number of Christmas party attendees who do something silly, and end up not returning to work in the New Year. So, to help avoid any mistakes, mishaps and “memorable moments”, we’ve put together some tips on how to actually enjoy your office Christmas function and remain employed
The murder mystery is certainly the most unique of any event, as it surprises all the participants with a murder in their midst. A few weeks ago Nova 96.9 called upon us to collaborate on their “Revenge” themed radio contest which they decided should be staged as a Murder Mystery harbour cruise. One lucky participant even won a trip to the Hamptons! (Hear the winner be announced here.)
Thanks to our fantastic suppliers Cloak and Dagger, the night went off without a hitch, with regular facilitator Damon participating as one of the actors. Jonathan and Alex of cloak and
Some of the most exciting elements of Team Bonding’s Amazing Race events are the completely spontaneous and unplanned things that happen along the way. The beauty of the Amazing Race is that participants’ natural imagination, curiosity and inventiveness is encouraged and celebrated. Rather than sticking to a rigid schedule with certain outcomes like many similar team building events, the Amazing Race challenges allow participants to explore their fun and creative side, all within a light hearted competitive environment. No approach to solving a problem or a challenge is considered “wrong”. As a result, participants often surprise themselves with the truly creative and fun
We’ve all sat through one before — that obligatory company Christmas party where everyone simply showed up at a restaurant and had a meal together, the managers gave short speeches and offered a few rehearsed jokes, and people of varying levels of inebriation had a go at karaoke, until the employees started leaving on their own or with their own small groups, one after the other, signalling the end of the party.
While we know that the intent is to bring people together to take a break from work concerns and celebrate the holidays, such a