We look at some wacky and wonderful team building opportunities to wow your clients looking something a little extraordinary.
At their core, team away days are about bonding. You might think that you can’t force that result – either people will get along or they won’t and though there may be a level of truth to that theory, seeing people in a new light, tackling different challenges, and taking on new and unexpected roles humanises senior team members and allows the newest team members to show their strengths and potential. So, broaden your horizon and consider some unconventional team building– the results may surprise you.
At Nae Limits in Ballinluig, Scotland the Kascadia team building challenge puts a team to the test. Designed to have a mixture of land and water-based challenges across its local gorge, this activity tests communication, strategy, and problem-solving skills as well as ensuring no one goes home dry! It’s not just Scotland which has some great gorge exploration opportunities, How Stean Gorge in the Yorkshire Dales is a great alternative in Northern England and also provides plenty of group and retreat packages.
Build a prosthetic arm
Encouraging connection in team building days can mean more than just a connection to your team. Connect with those in need and engage in David Mede’s Give a Hand Life-Changing Programme and build prosthetics which will be donated to amputees all over the world. Not only does building the prosthetic require communication, problem solving, teamwork, and creative skill but delegates can bond while providing an act of kindness.
VR simulator arcade
Not every team building opportunity has to be serious to be impactful, activities which remind us of the playfulness and carefree feelings of our youth can bond delegates through feelings of nostalgia and creativity. Virtual Reality arcades allow you to play a series of games independently or in teams while wearing a VR headset to immerse you in a new world. With VR arcades up and down the country you can unleash competitive spirit and encourage new ideas through new, cutting-edge tech.
Great for an active team, combine a fitness activity with a treasure hunt aspect with geocaching. Feeling connected with nature by going on a long walk gives your team an excellent opportunity to talk in a relaxing setting while feeling like they have overcome a challenge (depending on the difficulty of
your route). Download the geocaching app to find hidden caches, open them to find exchangeable items or a logbook to document your findings, geocaching could take them anywhere.