You’ve chosen your venue and scheduled in your speakers but what about an element of fun? An on-site team build is a simple and effective way to engage your employees and turn a mandatory meeting into a memorable moment. We’ve put together our list of top ideas for team building activities to suit any team that can be hosted at any venue.
Nothing makes the creative juices flow like an arty activity. Give your team the chance to try something completely new such as an animation challenge, movie making masterclass or perfume workshop. You could even theme a number of creative activities around a certain country, business aspect or event!
Get Down to Business
With business brains in full swing, get your teams working together in classic ‘Apprentice’ style (hopefully minus the arguments…) to design and create an advertising campaign for a new product or service. Employ some ‘dragons’ to judge as they present their best ideas, with the winning team receiving a well-deserved prize and the losers, well, a miserable cup of coffee for you.
Nothing brings out team spirit quite like a race. Ensure some hilarious competition with a Dick Dastardly wacky race, Olympics challenge or obstacle course that can be tailored to your chosen venue.
If brand engagement is what you seek then include an activity themed around your company with an element of fun. Get teams to write up a mock newspaper of achievable business headlines or create an inspiring mural about the company culture. You could even get teams involved with new product brainstorms or include an educational element with prize-winning trivia and product comparisons.
Make a Difference
Give your team build a meaningful purpose with a CSR themed activity. Onsite experiences can include wrapping gift boxes for underprivileged children, charity fundraising challenges or packing supplies needed for a local cause.
When the British sun finally shines, it’s the perfect excuse to enjoy an outdoor activity! If your chosen venue has some green space then make the most of the summer months with a country activity such as geese herding or laser clay shooting. For a more modern competition, why not host your very own Crystal Maze Challenge or for something that will get teams quite literally rolling around laughing, a bubble football tournament is a sure hit.
With the popular rise of clue jam-packed games and intense room escapes, a puzzle-solving challenge is a perfect team build for any location. Play the James Bond theme tune whilst your spies work together to rescue the damsels in distress or employ some crime scene investigators to solve a complicated case.
Not everyone wants to run around after a meeting, but one thing we can all agree on is good food! Turn your team build into a tasty experience with a range of cookery classes from sushi making to a chocolate masterclass. For a competitive edge, try a company bake-off or wine branding challenge where teams will market and present their chosen bottle (all whilst sampling the goods of course).
If you’re looking to include a unique onsite team build into your next event, don’t hesitate to contact the Banks Sadler team on +44 (0) 207 424 3333