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 all know that Sydneysiders are blessed with an abundance of spectacular beachfront, city and inland locations. The sheer number of fantastic venues and facilities as well as breath-taking scenery, naturally provide ideal locations for both indoor and outdoor activities. We at Team Bonding have cleverly co-opted some of Sydney’s most iconic spots to create corporate teambonding exercises and events that are second to none.
When considering planning a teambonding event, most people think of those off-site corporate strategy days
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
Choosing a venue for any successful event, especially the annual work Christmas party can be a difficult task, and one that is daunting for anyone in charge, no matter how many times you’ve don’t it. These ideas will aid you in selecting the venue that is right for your needs at this years Christmas party for a stress-free Christmas event.
1. Get Feedback from Employees
Obviously the best way to figure out what your work Christmas party guests would like is to go straight to the source. Forget
Choosing and planning a successful office Christmas party can sometimes be a challenging role. This is because everyone usually has a different idea about what makes a great Christmas party. In the past, depending on the size of the office or corporate group, organisers had little choice in terms of type of event they could choose – it would normally end up being a dull lunch, where you get stuck talking to the 3 people who are sitting near you and don’t really get to know anyone or have any fun.
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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
I will admit it, I am a closet Tour de France addict. I have no other interest in cycling and I don’t follow the sport at any other time of the year, but something about the elaborate strategies reels me in every time. I am especially impressed by the teamwork.
Teamwork in cycling is quite unique, because some individuals are asked to sacrifice their own aspirations for the good of a team leader. Generally the team leader is predetermined, and occasionally a rider who could do
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
Every company tries to hire the best talent available. But there is more that goes into building a winning team than just gathering a group of talented individuals. Teams are built consciously, with an emphasis on winning behaviours. Building a great team will take focus, time and of course some effort.
Steps for Building a Winning Team
In our 6 years as Sydney’s leaders in Team Building activities, we have picked up many tips and tricks along with way and seem some truly amazing teams in action. Plus, after most of our 200 events each year, we ask the
At Team Bonding, we reflect on what creates great teamwork in the strangest of places, this week it was a movie we watched on a recent flight – a great recent blockbuster – The Avengers.
The Avengers was a brilliant demonstration of teamwork and a master class on effectively managing difficult personalities. Here at Team Bonding we are always looking for ways to help teams work better together. Let us look at What The Avengers can teach us about Team Work.