Teambuilding Activities that fits the budget.
Interested in more teambuilding ideas for your office? How about our series of Top 5 budget friendly Teambuilding Programs from our Singapore Teambuilding Blog.
Our team of Corporate Training Editors has researched and produced our recommendations for your next teambuilding event, so sit back and enjoy!
1. Pulau Ubin Cycling Tour
Pulau Ubin Singapore has been known as the Singapore island where time has stood still since the 1960s. Which is why it stands as the perfect teambuilding setting for an out of office experience. With nature in abundance, book a Pulau Ubin Cycling Tour for your colleagues and sweat out the office stress.
2. Team Marathon Race
Running a marathon has always been a bucket list to many and due to it’s physical requirement, an impossible task for most. How about making this dream your next Teambuilding Event by splitting the physical load as a team? Sundown Marathon Singapore has a Team of 4 challenge which allows you to complete a 10Km race as a group of 4. Each runner takes a certain distance and completes the race as a team!
3. Free Walking Tour
Free walking tours are common in tourist friendly countries like Singapore. How about being a tourist for the day or, give your visiting colleagues a chance to learn about Singapore. Free walking tours such as the Race Against Time tour by the Singapore Botanic Garden is an interesting example for the team.
Prefer a more leisure tour option? Join a Cycling Tour that allows you to see more, experience more and enjoy more with bicycles!
4. Paint ball Teambuilding
Like to add an adrenaline fun to your team outing? Join a war gaming session of paintball as you fire paint pallets during your missions! Popular paintball arena such as Crossfire Paintball organizes the session through military missions while your teams will accomplish this as a functioning military outfit!
5. CSR Teambuilding Activities
CSR Teambuilding is the most popular teambuilding choice for Corporate companies in 2018 because of it's dual benefit; employee training and social benefit. When you plan for a CSR teambuilding program your choice can range from Building a Bicycle Teambuilding to a Charity Amazing Race. The options are limitless and the social benefit is priceless, especially for your participants and the beneficiaries. Surely there is no more economical way to stretch your teambuilding budget for your company!
Balancing CSR with Team building
To be able to make a long lasting contribution in the place that you are meeting, has definitely made Corporate Social Responsibility Team building the top team building activity for corporate companies in Singapore.
However, ensuring a balance between Corporate Social Responsibility and Team building has always been a challenge for organisers. How do you achieve the charity element while ensuring team bonding amongst the team is enforced?
Understanding this challenge, Grace at Work Teambuilding has taken the position of ensuring both our corporate clients and beneficiaries achieve their objective through our CSR team bonding programs.
To achieve that balance, we always follow the key rule in our program creation. Only creating a program product that would genuinely help someone in need.
One example of our success in achieving that balance is evident in our latest addition to our team building program list; Golf Gives Back CSR Teambuilding.
The objective was to introduce amateur golf to the staff in our client's company and encourage a work life balance. The criteria was to minimise the waste of materials and maximise the budget to benefit a beneficiary.
With these team building objective in mind, we set about to create Golf Gives Back CSR Teambuilding, which emphasize the use of grocery items for the creation of the golf courses.
Participants find themselves as architects of mini golf courses, looking to create the formidable course to rule the day!
With the completion of the courses, teams gather around to challenge their opponents courses through a friendly golf competition.
Not only was the team building activity a great success in delivering team building objectives such as Communications, Leadership and Teamwork values. It was also able to generate the 6 months worth of grocery items to benefit the community at Ang Mo Kio Family Services!
~ Not All Heroes Wear Capes ~
If your career has brought you through established MNC (Multi National Companies), teambuilding events should not come as something unfamiliar. With the proven benefits and intangible returns from a well programmed teambuilding session, even SME (Small Medium Enterprise) are also making the investment on such trainings.
When you google the keywords such as Teambuilding Programs Singapore, you will be overwhelmed with choices such as, Amazing Races, Charity CSR Teambuilding programs and even a rough it out Survival teambuilding.
So which would be right for you and your team?
Setting The Objective
Just like any operational planning, you need a desired outcome to configure your teambuilding event. Are you looking at discovering individual employees working characteristic? Would you want to develop leadership skills for potential employees or perhaps its just a let your hair down session for the team to destress. Once you have decided on a desired objective, planning for your teambuilding activity would be much clearer.
Know Your Participants
When we meet our clients to discuss about their teambuilding events, we make it a point to get a good picture of who are the participants. Age range, gender mix, their positions in the company and whether they are locals would help us recommend the right teambuilding programs.
The trickiest audience to organise a teambuilding program for are the Senior Managements. You are talking about experienced professionals who has been in the business arena for at least 20 years. They are the ones who drive mega-corporations through with sound business strategy and the last thing they need is a Teambuilding Facilitator being all philosophical with them.
So instead of telling them what they know, we facilitate the teambuilding session and further reinforce what they know with our programs.
What this translate to you as an organiser is to feed us the right information so we can customise the ideal session for you.
Reward the Team
At the end of the day, a teambuilding program will only be successful if the teams are enjoying themselves.
So an indoors teambuilding session can be arranged at a comfortable venue and fitted with a deserving lunch would surely raise the moral of the team. If you are having an outdoors teambuilding session, make sure to have adequate chilled drinks prepared for the team.
With these added comfort, the participants can fully enjoy the day out of office and be ready to learn and receive from the session.
Have you notice that your sales have been plumating and noone seems to know the reason? Or maybe the amount of time you have to spend mediating office disputes are more than you could handle. Or perhaps its the masses of resignation letters on your table.
If those are the constant fears you face as a team leader or manager, this article could shine a light on whats happening in your team.
Who is in your team
A team is only as strong as the weakest member. This Chinese proverb can not be more true as to how you should treat and groom your team.
Taking time to know more about their background and life would allow you to create bonds and know why performance are dropping. Employees would also appreciate if their superiors take the extra effort to remember more than their last profit margin.
Not good with words? Teambuilding programs provide Ice-breaker programs to break the awkward barrier and allow you to learn more about your team through fun training.
Breaking the barricade and recreating bonds
Each of your staff are unique individuals and for them to work as a formidable force, they would need the bond to work as one.
Your role as a leader is to break the walls between the individuals and help them recreate the bond to forge forward as a team. You can do this by employing Indoor teambuilding programs which are conducted in conducive environment, ideal for in-depth teambuilding training.
Through teambuilding programs, your team are exposed to simulated scenarios which are less stressful than actual work situation. They are challenged to work and perform as a team as they would in the office. Through this simulation, the team would be discovering and learning the communication skills required in the team. Through fun and effective training, your team would have the opportunity to learn how to work together but not risk your company operation.
Setting the goals
The worst thing for a team is to operate without a leader.
To be that leader, you will need to be clear on the direction you would want your team to move towards.
Set periodic goals for them to pace themselves and occasionally check on their progress to be sure the team is moving on the right direction.
With these goals, your team will have the time line and direction to perform tasks required to achieve that profit line you aim.
This post has been provided by the Teambuilding Crew of Grace at Work Teambuilding. Looking for your next teambuilding session? Check out the website for more teambuilding idea!