Any firm that underestimates the power of team building is likely to have a higher than necessary staff turnover and lower productivity levels. Team building is more than just a fun day out.
By giving your staff the opportunity to integrate and really get to know each other they will be better able to communicate in the workplace, work harder and be more likely to find solutions to issues that arise. Their productivity will rise.
Fortunately, if you’re based in or near Sydney there is some fantastic team building events in the area. Check out some of these ideas:
You can choose to take your team go-carting to assess who is the most competitive. However you can also pt for a more traditional race day.
Get your employees to form their own groups and challenge them to compete in a mini Olympics. They will be able to play to their strengths and the winning team can get a prize as well as recognition.
You don’t often get to lock people in a room but escape hunt gives you just this opportunity. Everyone in the room gets 60 minutes to work together and solve a serious of riddles and clues. They have to solve them in order to escape from the room.
There are a variety of different themes to choose from but all of them will require your team to cooperate and utilize all their skills. You can then have food and drink after to share stories and even award prizes.
No, you won’t get the chance to run round the city spraying random walls. But, you can split your team into smaller teams and have them create their own graffiti art on paper. The theme can be chosen by you to cover company values or any other topic you like.
Again a prize or eve displaying the winning piece in the office will help to incentive the teas to work well together.
This is an unusual but effective way of team building; it doesn’t matter how good your team is at cooking or not!
You simply select a menu choice and the team gets started. If you’re lucky the food is good enough to eat at the end of it; if not you’re ordering pizzas!
Discover The Circus
This can be a great way of encouraging your team to let go and try something new. From introductory magic to more advanced circus feats such as tightrope walking. Your tem are certain to test their own limits and bond as they laugh together.
The secret to successful team building is to ensue you choose an activity that will appeal to the majority of your team. It is also important to make sure that the quieter team members have their chance to contribute and are encouraged to do so. You’ll be amazed at how many brilliant ideas come from the quietest team members.