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5 Teambuilding Ideas For Your Next Retreat!

April 11, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 200

With the new year, new budgets, and some even with new staff coming in, more and more companies are gearing up to plan for their Staff's Annual Retreats incorporating teambuilding activities.

I personally am a fan of retreats. The huge personal and emotional bond that each team experience after each activity is a huge personal satisfaction for me, even as the organiser. Everyone seemed happier, more jovial and in a good mood after each session:)

Teambuilding activities need not be complicated. Here are some ideas which you may want to look at.

1) Drumming Teambuilding Using drums & percussion as a way to bond with your group. Don't be surprise that this actually is fun and it works! And they say how you "beat" your drums or percussion instruments will say alot about you and how you gel with the rest of your team. At the end of the day, create beautiful drumming music with your team - and no, you don't have to be a musician!

2) Cooking Teambuilding

This trend is getting more and more popular now with the proliferation of culinary schools. How you follow the chef's instructions, getting your dish prepared and presented with your team can be fun, relaxing and even therapeutic! Plus you don't even have to be a cook to begin with. If you or your team likes to create and eat what you create, then this is for you!

3) Art & Painting Teambuilding

Imagine a masterpiece by Da Vinci was stolen - you and your team have to re-create the masterpiece from scratch using paints and whatever equipments that was provided for you. Each team also has to explain how and why their "masterpiece" turn out to be that way. The end result from each team will be hilarious!

4) Music Video Teambuilding

Did you know that you can learn how to create your own music video with your team? Fancy doing an MTV dance video? Explore your creativity while working together with your team is another great way to bond. You get to discuss, thrash out ideas, and learn video editing at the same time!

5) Adventure Teambuilding This runs gamut from an "Amazing Race" type of teambuilding event to an "outward bound" type of teambuilding activity like flying fox, walking on a suspension bridge amidst the canopy trees (also known as the canopy challenge), rock climbing, para-jump (where you jump from a 10 storey height with a parachute). Depending on the age and health condition of your group, this may be ideal for a "younger" crowd:)

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