We may have mentioned before that team building activities are essential to creating a closely-knit, happy and productive team in the work place . Assembling, motivating and keeping a great team together and happy will build your business, which can be achieved with a good teambuilding event. The Secret to Team building success is a part art and part science!
There are so many team building options that the choice can be overwhelming. It is hard to decide on indoor versus outdoor activities, physical or creative challenges, skill based -workshops or a fun incentive group activity. Research has shown that volunteering, physical activities, field trips, professional development activities (workshops) and shared meals are the most effective and successful team builds.
What are the keys to success when booking a team build event for your company?
- Have an objective or a goal:
This goal will determine the activity and the time required for the teambuilding event – is it a skill based workshop, to develop relationships or planning implementation.
- Challenge Comfort Levels:
It is good to consider challenging comfort zones so the team can learn something new. Professional facilitators should always be available to judge the suitability of any activity with any member of the group. It is okay to be challenged and communication of comfort levels will allow participants to join in at a level where they feel relatively secure.
The teambuild should be inclusive so be aware of physical or emotional challenges that could be sensitive or awkward for the team
Healthy Competition will add a dynamic edge to the event provided it is fun, light hearted and good natured.
The team build should have a positive end that is taken back to the workplace.
- It’s not a party!
The activity should include more than just a social gathering (you can throw a party for that!), but do socialize once you have finished the activity!
The most successful and popular team building events organized by Cape Point Route include all these factors and are professionally run, resulting in excellent success rates and a lot of fun. Whilst there are many other successful team builds (view more here), these tried and tested activities will meet the criteria for most corporate requests.
Cape Point Route’s Top 4 Most Successful Team Building events.
- Masterchef Cooking Challenge:
Cape Town is a foodie city and this may have some impact on this popular team building activity. It’s fun, practical and inclusive.
Duration: 3-4 hours
Group Size: 12 – 80 people
Area: Cape Town
Objectives: creative thinking, open communication, team interaction, inclusivity, collaborative idea sharing.
- Cape Town Urban Challenge:
Explore and discover your city… above and below ground. Discover the history and the charisma of Cape Town as you navigate a route and perform a series of team challenges. This is one of the most popular and successful corporate event types ever offered!
Duration: 3-4 hours
Group Size: 15 – 90+
Area: Cape Town
Objectives: Positive communication skills, Planning and problem solving, Accountability, Trust & Relationships, Light hearted competition
- Waterfront Discovery Challenge:
This is a treasure hunt / amazing race performed on foot within the waterfront. This is an affordable Cape Town team building event with light hearted tasks that require teamwork in a combination of mildly physical and mental challenges.
Duration: 2-3 hours
Group Size: 10 – 200
Area: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Objectives: Communication, Trust & relationships, Creative problem solving skills, Goal setting, Planning and collaborative idea sharing.
- Cape Canopy Adventure
If you want to shake, rattle and roll – get your team out of their comfort zone with 11 zipline swings, 13 platforms and a gorge! It’s safe, yet challenging and not just for die-hards.
Duration: 4-5 hours (excl travel time)
Group Size: Groups of 8 per session
Area: Elgin (1 hour’s drive from Cape Town)
Objectives: Trust, Strengthen relationships, Positive Team Support, Sense of Accomplishment, Inspiration, boost morale, managing difficult situations.
Cape Point Route offers day tours, packages, accommodation, activities and car hire in Cape Town’s south peninsula in addition to teambuilding events in Cape Town. Call 021 789 0093 or visit www.capepointroute.co.za