If you ask any corporate employee, he or she would vouch for the fact as to how important outdoor team building activities or corporate offsites are for building team relations, encouraging positive emotions, and lifting team spirits. It, thus, becomes imperative for the HR department to organize some outdoor team building activities at regular intervals.
But how do you find ideas for a great team building activity? The first thing that will probably come to your mind is to Google it and stumble upon lot of websites and blogs that talk about various team building activities but none offer consolidated information in one go. This scattered information leads to more confusion as which activity to go for and which team building provider to choose from.
To ease out things for you, our team has picked 10 awesome outdoor team building activities that your team will love for sure.
Inspired by the popular TV show ‘Amazing Race‘, this fast-paced team building event challenges teams to work together as they race together to cover the maximum number of points. This fun-filled task involves solving clues, completing challenge stations and accomplishing team tasks. Highly customizable, the City Race Challenge works well with any form of transport including public transport, scooters, auto rickshaws, or can be performed on foot.
The Sand Fortress Challenge is an intriguing activity that allows teams to build on the dreams they have for their organization. It can be organized near a beach adjoining the resort where the team is planning its outing. The Sand Fortress Challenge teaches team members values such as ownership, creativity, and responsibility.
In this challenge, the entire team is turned into full film production units and they are challenged to produce their own unique versions of Bollywood classics. The challenge moves through the different stages of film making – ideating, scripting, shooting and editing. You can also customize the content to incorporate your company message, corporate focus or offsite theme. The Celluloid Challenge is ideal for group sizes up to 50 people.
Beach destinations like Goa, Kerala and Pondicherry – make an ideal setting for teams to come together to participate in the Beach Olympics Challenge, and have some uninhibited fun. The Beach Olympics Challenge comprises a series of really fun-filled team challenges – all fine-tuned to challenge them towards displaying characteristics like coordination, teamwork, communication, planning, and creativity.
This extremely flexible and interesting challenge can be organized in various formats depending on the culinary skills of the team members and the time in hand. Under the challenge, each team is allocated some limited non-food resources and they have to strategize to put these resources to optimum use – to be able to cook up a sumptuous meal including an appetizer and a main course. The Social Chef Challenge can be set up both indoors or outdoors.
This fun-filled and fast-paced action challenge is kicked off in style with individual teams marching in waving their flags and slogans and making the solemn vow to have fun through the intensely competitive games to follow. The Team Olympics Challenge is can be organized both indoor and outdoor for group sizes ranging from 50 to 1000 people at a time.
In this engrossing team building activity, large teams are broken up into smaller units, who are then challenged to build their own small Pyramids. All the equipment they would possibly need is handed to them such as cardboard and paper cutters but what teams need to bring in themselves is their innovativeness, their creativity and their acumen in planning.
The Mannequin Challenge is a new online trend which sees people uploading videos of them looking as though they’ve been frozen in time. Once the clip has been recorded, the footage is shared in social media with the hashtag #MannequinChallenge. The Mannequin Challenge is suitable for teams up to 50 people and works well for senior and junior teams.
The Build-Your-Raft Challenge tests the teams’ will and commitment as they paddle across unchartered waters on their self-made rafts to the finishing line. The challenge can also be rolled out in large swimming pools of resort locations, to simulate some of the fun and excitement of this activity.
These are mobile activities that can be set up anytime anywhere for your team. This is especially suitable for those teams who don’t have time for an offsite but want to do some engaging activities in a conference room or within the campus. These fun-filled activities include Turning Point, Key Punch, Mine Field, Blindfold Square, and Mouse Trap.
If you are looking to conduct any of the above or other outdoor team building activities, contact us today and we would love to put together an amazing team building experience for your team!