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Original Ideas for a Corporate Team Building Activity

April 04, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 207

Have you been put in charge of organising your company's next team building activity? Struggling to come up innovative ideas that will be received with a cheer not a groan? It's not as hard to be original these days as you'd think. A lot of ideas may seem passé, but the industry has responded with some brand new, exciting team adventure ideas. Just remember to consider your group's varied range of interests, physical skill level and other abilities before booking a skydiving course or a white water rafting experience...

Cocktail Classes

Cocktail classes give a new lease of life to the classic staff night out at the pub. They're a really hands-on activity that's both fun and informative. The best bars will not only teach you how to mix drinks, but also let you join the barman behind the bar, conjure up your own recipes and compete with your colleagues for the title of best cocktail master.

You can usually choose from a range of different classes based on how many drinks are included in the price, or the era your cocktail menu is from. For added fun you can dress up accordingly. Depending on the bar, the atmosphere will in most cases be very relaxed and your group may even have a designated area to 'play' in.

If spoken to in advance, most bars will be able to cater for teetotal drinkers too, offering up mouthwatering, fruit-juice based cocktails.

Outdoor Hike

A guided walk along an area of natural beauty is a relaxed and pure form of team building. People will feel at ease in the fresh air and will mingle amongst each other in an unforced manner. The guide will enlighten everyone on the history of the area so this is an activity particularly suited to newcomers in your company.

It's important to consider participants' physical abilities. Unfortunately, this activity is not suited to wheelchair users. To avoid complications, choose an easy terrain that everyone will feel comfortable with. Schedule regular breaks and bring along a variety of snacks and beverages. The hike could culminate in a barbeque, if fire is permitted in the area. To make colleagues interact more, you can set various challenges for each individual or teams to complete along the way.

Laughter Workshop

There's no better ice-breaker than humour and a good laugh. To help colleagues find common ground in the humour department, special workshops focus on producing laughter without offending participants on any grounds. Some professionals run classes that use yoga to achieve the perfect state of relaxation, in which laughter comes naturally. Others prefer the use of games and other group activities.

It's an excellent indoor activity for the chilly times of the year when you might see more sad and tired faces around than usual as the winter blues kick in.

To make a staff team building organiser's life easier, there are now many companies and venues that specialise in tailoring packages and deals to suit any requirements, whether you're seeking corporate events in Edinburgh, Cornwall or even the South of France. The best team building activities seem to be ones that are both entertaining and informative.

Harvey McEwan writes to offer information and advice on a variety of areas, from technology to holiday destinations. Read through Harvey's other articles here to find out more.

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