Corporate team building activities can be a fun way to get your office teams working together as well as allowing them to get to know their work colleagues outside of the office. Team building activities can be used to educate employees on the benefits of working together while helping them develop trust in their colleagues and the abilities of themselves and co-workers. There are many benefits to team building activities including increased productivity, increased morale, increased motivation and the ability to build both creativity and lateral thinking in your workplace.
One other benefit to team building activities is there is usually no need to travel too far from where your office is located. For example, you might be located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, but there are plenty of outdoor adventure activities in Melbourne both close to the CBD and within close distance to the city. There are companies who run team building activities which can be based in or out of the CBD, and depending on your office layout you may even be able to base them around the office.
There are a lot of team building activity options to choose from including cooking challenges, Amazing Race of Survivor style activities, sports and fitness activities, creative activities and charity or community activities. These types of adventures can have all the benefits of team building activities while also helping to reduce the stress load on your employees. Many team building activities allow you to run events for a couple of hours or a full day (or even a full weekend). Full day activities allow you to run bigger events, bringing your teams together for longer and allowing them to compete against each other, while still working together. Half day events are great for small companies where you might have all of your employees working together on an activity. Half day activities still allow them to get the benefits of working together, without missing a whole day’s work. Full weekend activities are perfect for both large and small teams and may even allow for employees to bring along their families as part of the activities. These events allow for greater time spent getting to know each other and how teams work together in different settings.
Both full day and half day activities can easily be organised within your company, either by yourself or through your marketing/events team or even the company social club. If you are looking at weekend team building events, these can require a fair amount of planning, from snow trips & tours in Melbourne travel and accommodation through to activities for the weekend so it may be beneficial to use an external company who specialises in adventure team building activities.
Team building activities can get your employees away from their desks and having fun while building team cohesion; and sometimes, it’s just nice to get out of the office and into the fresh air.