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.
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:
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.
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
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.
Work teams are made up of real people – not robots. Real people flourish in teams when they are happy, their efforts are appreciated and their environments are rewarding and fulfilling. This doesn’t occur in a vacuum as successful teams are essentially effective individuals with common goals, supportive culture and mutual respect. So, one way to increase the performance of your team is to intentionally work to establish a happy, harmonious culture where people feel supported and can bring their “best selves” to work.
Planning a team building corporate event is sometimes not an easy task. Besides finding a time that suits everyone in the company, event planners will also have to take into consideration other factors, such as the type and purpose of the event plus catering or other provisions. For those who are planning team building corporate events, listed below are five questions that can help you choose the right activity for the company:
Sports-themed team building activities are a great way to encourage friendly competition among employees in a company. In addition to this, sports competitions also help pave the way to forging better relationships with co-workers by boosting communication among colleagues and helping them find ways to overcome differences with each other. Lastly, competitions provide an invigorating way to break the monotony of office work while keeping employees fit and healthy at the same time.
However, planning a sports-themed corporate event can be overwhelming and exhausting. To
Teambuilding events are a good way to give employees a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of corporate life. In addition to energising tired employees, teambuilding is also a good way to foster better relations with co-workers since it promotes communication and camaraderie. However, organising a teambuilding event can be time consuming, and for companies looking for something out of the ordinary, the search for a one-of-a-kind corporate event can be quite burdensome.
Businesses based in Sydney, however, are very fortunate. There are various
Astute managers know that time for team fun leads to greater engagement and happier teams. Teams that have fun with each other focus their energy positively and have better rapport with mounting evidence of higher productivity too. Low morale in a workplace is characterized by sabotaging behaviours (eg gossiping, time stealing) that spread amongst bored, unsettled or disengaged teams. Our advice: If your team gets in a negativity rut you need to devote some time to personal connections and fun.