Category: Team Building Ideas

Team Building Ideas for Winter

Team building events in the winter months can be just as much fun as in the summer months. TBAE’s has a wide range of team building activities for the winter that can easily be enjoyed indoors. These events can be facilitated at your own venue or a venue that TBAE will arrange. The following is some of TBAE’s team building activities suitable for those cold winter days and nights.

Team Building Ideas for Winter
Moro Group’s Minute to Win It Team Building Event

Creative Construction
The “Creative Construction” team building event, emphasises the importance of creativity, planning and teamwork in the workplace through a number of challenges involving building or construction. Some of the activities included are Hidden Bridge Building, The Longest Bridge, No Lose Ends, Mirror and Match, Marshmallow Tower and Model Replication… more info

Minute to Win It
This event is based upon the popular Minute to Win It television program. In this event participants need to complete various activities within a one minute period. Teams compete against each other in challenges that increase in difficulty as the event progresses. The challenges are completed using household objects such as paper cups, uncooked spaghetti, toilet paper, pantyhose and paper clips. The challenges include entertaining games such as Back Flip, Bouncer, Dizzy Mummy, Elephant March, Face the Cookie, Penny Hose, Spoon Frog and Tilt-a-Cup… more info

Drumming
TBAE’s interactive drumming team building event is an excellent tool for stress release, group bonding, team building and synchronizing of thought processes in the Business environment. Group drumming is a non-competitive activity where each person, regardless of age, sex, race or position within the company has an equal role to play. Drumming helps to overcome barriers of race, language, gender and hierarchy. It is a fun team building activity that encourages spontaneity and laughter… more info

Noot vir Noot
This team building event is loosely based upon the popular Noot vir Noot television show. Short snippets of music are played, and the contestants need to guess either the songs name or the name of the artist. A wide range of different music are available that can be customised to suit your group… more info

Murder Mystery
Murder Mystery is a popular indoor team building activity that is perfect for those cold winter days. Guests arrive looking like their character role as a murder plot is played out over a meal. Your Murder Mystery facilitator will set the stage for the theme, and entertaining instructions are given for each stage of the activity. TBAE will provide costumes and fancy dress accessories suitable for all shapes and sizes, which include wigs, make up and murderous accessories… more info

Art Workshop
Get your team’s creativity flowing with an Art Workshop team building event. Participants are divided into teams, and each team is given an individual canvas on which they will  work. At the end of the exercise,  all the canvasses are combined to make one work of art. Each team works on their section of the painting believing that the object of the event is to produce the best work of art on their canvas. While the teams are working on their canvas, they have no idea what the other teams are doing and that they are, in fact, working on a single goal and not competing against each other. The result is a combination of art works, each one having its own unique style but creating one new original work of art… more info

Cook Around the World
Teams will be provided with; cooking equipment and utensils, a recipe, ingredients and a table. Each team will be told which country they represent, and the team will then prepare a meal. Points will be given for teamwork, colour, presentation and taste. The winning team, as well as the runners up, will be announced and there after the meals will be enjoyed by all… more info

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Outdoor Team Building Ideas

Many hours will be spent indoors at the office this year, so it is always a good idea (weather permitting of course) to have your team building events outdoors. In this blog,  I am going to share some ideas for fun and interactive team building activities suitable for outdoors.

Outdoor Team Building Ideas

Tribal Survivor Challenge

The Tribal Survivor Challenge usually starts with each tribe needing to choose a name and come up with a flag and also a war cry that depict this name. The flag and war cry are then presented in front of the other tribes. Each tribe receives three to five burning torches. The last team to have fire still burning (any number of torches still burning) at the end of the event wins. The tribes compete against each other on a number of different activities, and after each activity there is a Tribal Council, whereby the losing team lose a life and has one of their torches extinguished. In some instances,  the winning team is able to choose a member from the loosing tribe, and on other occasions the losing team needs to kick off one of their own members.

Walk On The Wild Side Amazing Race

In the Walk On The Wild Side Amazing Race team building activity, the group is divided into teams and each team is provided with various clues relating to finding each “check-in” point. Some of the “check-in” points have activities that need to be completed, and at others the team only need to “prove” that they located that specific point. The teams need to find the “check-in” points in the correct sequences which are hidden in different locations throughout the venue. Once a “check-in” point is located, the team either needs to “prove” that the whole team was there, or each member of the team must complete the activity before moving onto the next activity. The first team to successfully complete all the activities and tasks is the winning team.

S.W.A.T

In the S.W.A.T, team building activity, one team member is taken hostage by a group of gunmen. As a team, you have to enter the building, try and eliminate the gunmen and rescue the hostage. Each team member is issued with a certain amount of rounds, and the team is given a time limit. Teams compete against each other. One team is the gunmen, and the other team is S.W.A.T. When the time is up the two teams change roles.

Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting

With Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting, teams can experience the excitement and challenge of Clay Pigeon shooting without the noise and recoil of regular shotguns. All the participants shoot at one clay with a computer determining the order of shooting. An indicator on the shotgun gives instant feedback so that the participants can know when they had a hit. Spectators are able to follow the progress on the electronic scoreboard. Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting is not harmful to the environment and guns fire harmless infrared beams at reusable clays. Realistic sound effects are computer generated with adjustable volume.

Cook Around the World

In the Cook Around the World team building activity, teams are provided with; cooking equipment and utensils, a recipe, ingredients and a table. Each team will be told which country they represent, and the team will then prepare a meal. Points will be given for teamwork, colour, presentation and taste. The winning team, as well as the runners up, will be announced and there after the meals will be enjoyed by all.

Potjiekos Cooking Competition

The Potjiekos Cooking Competition starts with the teams having to find the ingredients and utensils needed to start cooking. Once found the teams are further encouraged to barter against each other for anything they may still need. Now time for the main activity, who can cook the best potjie! This activity is perfect for building team spirit and fostering some healthy competition.

Archery

Archery is a fun and challenging team building activity. Participants can be divided into teams competing against other or individual shoot outs can be arranged. This ancient sport of warriors provides a change of pace where skill, judgment and a level head count for more than adrenaline. Archery sessions usually last for two hours.

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Indoor Team Building Ideas

Team building events are not restricted to outdoor activities, and there are many indoor options for team building. In this article, we will be looking at some team building ideas that can be done indoors.

 Indoor Team Building Ideas

Drumming

An excellent tool for stress release, Drumming create’s group bonding, team building and synchronizing of thought processes in the Business environment. In Africa drumming has always been the most basic group activity for communication. For centuries people have used drumming to release stress, lift their spirits, improve clarity and focus, and develop co-operation and community bonds. Group drumming is a non-competitive activity where each person, regardless of age, sex, race or class within the company has an equal role to play. Drumming events help to overcome barriers of race, language, gender and hierarchy. Drumming helps create synergy within a team, and the non-competitive nature of the event creates group awareness and highlights group communication.

Movie Making

Movie making is a fun and interactive team building activity suitable for everyone regardless of their age, level of fitness or physical abilities. In this event participants are usually divided into teams, with the members of the teams having to work together to write a script, produce, direct and act in the “Movie” using limited resources. Participants are encouraged to tap into their creative and practical abilities as they begin to make their movie. This event is not only an excellent team building tool, but also provides excellent entertainment when the movies are viewed at the end of the day and rewards given.

Scrabble Matics

In the Scrabble Matics team building activity,  each player becomes a letter and as such must find other letters in the room to make up a word. In this frantic and fast paced event, every letter must be used, illustrating the importance of inclusion. The aim of the game is to network with other participants and join forces with as many people as possible in order to score the most points whilst completing the group target. This fast paced team building game will allow your team to network whilst strategizing. Teams mix and mingle before forming alliances in order to get the highest word score, but with a group task of using every letter will the teams compete or collaborate?

Art Workshop

Participants are divided into teams, and each team is given an separate canvas on which to work. At the end of the Art Workshop, all the canvasses are combined to create one piece of art. Large groups can participate in this activity as the size of a group is only limited to the number of canvasses.

Each team works on their section of the painting; believing that the object of the event is to produce the best work of art on their canvas which they are working on. While the teams are working on their canvas, they have no idea what the other teams are doing and that they are, in fact, working on a single goal and not competing against each other. The result is a combination of art works each having its own unique style, but creating one new original work of art.

This fun team building activity is a rewarding challenge for participants and promotes unity within a group. The power of teamwork and effective communication is illustrated in this activity. The activity ends on a motivating high as the participants are impressed by what the group managed to achieve through the individual efforts of each team.

Minute to Win It

This activity is based upon the television program of the same name, where participants need to complete various activities within a one minute period. The difficulty of the Minute to Win It games increase as the activity progresses. If time expires or conditions of the game cannot be fulfilled, the team loses a life. If the team loses all three of their lives, the game ends, and the team’s winnings drop to the last milestone they passed. The teams need to decide which of their members are going to participate on what level of difficulty. A careful strategy needs to be adopted.

Murder Mystery

In the Murder Mystery activity, guests arrive for dinner looking like their character role. The fun begins as each person tries to prove their innocence by proving someone else at their table guilty. The murder plot is played out over a meal (from simple snacks to five course gourmet meals). A “murder” is announced, and this becomes an excuse for the guests to enter a period, during which they tend to reveal the biggest collection of fabrications, deceit and cover-ups imaginable.

Karaoke

Karaoke is a form of entertainment in which singers sing along with recorded music using a microphone and public address system. Lyrics are usually displayed on a video screen. Karaoke is an extremely fun team building activity, laugh at your fellow workers as they try and sing like their favourite pop stars and show them how it is done when it is your turn to sing.

Boomwhacking

Boomwhackers are hollow, plastic, musical tubes, which are struck with the hand or struck against each other to make melodious sounds. Each colour of boomwhacker has a distinct tone to create an instant orchestra when used in a group. Boomwhacking is ideally suited to audience participation and may be used in large numbers. Participants all play together, following a leader’s directions from the stage.

Motivational Speaking

Motivational speaking is excellent for guiding, assisting and empowering your team to become the best they can be. Motivational speaking works effectively with clients who are ready and want their team to change, grow take the next step up in their business, and ultimately want their team to operate at its full potential. It also stimulates individuality within the team, which allows employees to decide for themselves the best approach in solving their problems, how to interact with their managers, colleagues and customers, as well as how to work independently or in teams, and ultimately how to proceed in their personal development.

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