February 21 2019 – Daniel Tay
^Team bonding activities @ NSRCC
Team bonding. Its about people-people relationship. Team bonding brings people together, by encouraging collaboration and teamwork. Fun activities that help people see each other in a different light allow them to connect in a different or informal setting.
One of the most powerful reasons for team building is to get results.
Through a series of planned team bonding events that are fun and motivational, teams build skills like communication, planning, problem-solving and resolve conflicts. Overall, it helps facilitate long term team building through fostering genuine connections and deeper discussions at workplaces.
TOP 3 REASONS WHY WE DO TEAM BONDING
# 3. "Celebration, team spirit, fun, and motivation"
After any sports team wins a major championship, they celebrate and have fun. This motivates them to want to win even more.
^Southern Island Team Bonding Activities - "Healthy Day with ABWIN"
This example shows that the celebration, cheering, and fun that come with every Sports-themed Team Bonding event can motivate employees to bring their job to the next level through physical activities.
# 2. "Collaboration and the fostering of innovation and creativity"
People tend to have a larger imagination when they are around people they are comfortable with. Successful team building events not only bring people closer together but they also lead to more successful and creative workplace ideas. Everyday work-place collaboration is key to a successful business.
^Tug-Of-War between daddies, at Marine Parade's PCF Preschool Outdoor Party
For example, Managers may have great ideas to grow the business, but would require willing team players to coordinate and execute the various aspects, achieving the bigger intent together!
# 1. "Communication and working better, together"
Its no surprise that this is the top reason why people choose team building activities. We all love a friendly work environment, where people are comfortable and happy to talk to and work with everyone.
Rank structure and hierarchy are also the main reasons of distant relationship at work place, for fear of upsetting their bosses or upper management, who usually seemed so far away, behind closed doors and holding important meetings.
^Group Photo after their BBQ Lunch @ Lazarus, Southern Islands Singapore
One of the best reasons for team building, is that the activities actually work to accomplish improved communication.
A successful team building activity will surely mean a more comfortable, successful workplace environment for any company, large or small, where team players of all ranks would be able to effectively communicate their ideas or recommendations, to improve daily effectiveness.
Remember "The Rule Of 1%" - Small daily improvements of 1% and small milestones accumulated over time, sets up for huge differences and most importantly, better profits for the business.
MOST POPULAR ACTIVITIES FOR TEAM BONDING
Theres a wide range of activities for big or small groups, such as Sports Days for several hundred participants, or some physical games at East Coast Park for up to a hundred people.
You might have heard of the "Korean Running Man" type of games, where participants play in an enclosed setting and eliminate each other progressively, or collectively complete "quests" to achieve targets and points.
Another common type would be food games, where participants are required to complete crossword puzzles with food hints that they have to physically eat dishes islandwide.
FOOD ACTIVITIES DURING OR AFTER TEAM BONDING SESSIONS
Having your participants involve in a Barbecue or BBQ cooking session after the activities, completes the team-building experiences in many more ways.
- Team Bonding and BBQ Party
- Popular chalets such as WildWildWet at Downtown East, or D'Resorts @ Pasir Ris, has an entire compound for event partners to play in.
- After games completes, they may adjourn to a reserved BBQ pit for their team, with customised or do-it-yourself bbq packages from trusted bbq food providers.
- Aloha Loyang has beachfront access from their terraces and bungalows, and theres no limit to the games an team builder may plan for.