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Start the New Year Properly
Historically, January has always been a chaotic month, particularly in the business world. It’s important to ensure that your employees are feeling absolutely engaged and productive in order to get the New Year off to a flying start with your business. It’s also important to keep in mind that happy employees are generally more productive as a rule of thumb.
Team building events are an extremely effective way to boost employee productivity and happiness. They offer your staff a completely necessary break from their daily work routine. This serves to help strengthen employee relationships and can also be a great way to reward your team for their achievements and progress.
3 Main Reasons for Team Building
If your employees and teams have been suffering from internal conflicts this past year, then you can organise team building activities with a focus and sole purpose of repairing broken relationships, whilst you restore the harmony between your team members.
A brilliant example of this is our award winning event, “The Killing”, which pairs up your conflicting employees and encourages them to rise beyond their differences and work together achieving a shared goal to work out who committed the murder.
We Recommend: The Killing
This hands-on team building experience welcomes you to push your boundaries and test yourself while you open your eyes to the challenges and turmoil faced by Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators all across the UK.
The Killing, an event created and designed by our very own senior Ex-Scotland Yard Detectives, is the most thrilling and immersive team building experience there is to offer throughout the entire UK and gives your team a chance to try fingerprinting, forensic dentistry, microscope labs and more. (View Event)
You can also see our “Top 40 Team Building Events” for more inspiration.
Every team has its strengths and weaknesses, advantages and disadvantages. One of the most destructive weaknesses to any team is a lack of effective communication. We offer a huge selection of team building activities that foster better communication and gently lead people back onto the right path of communicative understanding.
A great example of a team building event that catalyses communication is our “Taken” experience. This experience gives teams the opportunity to negotiate both within the team and externally with the characters used by our firm.
We Recommend: Taken Experience
A Scotland Yard Detective will deliver a special brief to you, whereby you need to devise the most appropriate plan to recover your kidnapped CEO. You will develop ‘special skills’ through analysing various surveillance techniques and harbouring your hostage negotiation skills. (View Event)
Most teams require that each member trusts and relies on other team members to be most efficient and get the job done from day to day. If your team lacks in this area, then the root course of the problem is a lack of communication which we know leads to inevitable conflict.
If you fall under this category, you should aim to take your team on a trust building team exercise. We’ve all heard of the old age adage “trust fall” where a team member falls backwards into another team members arms in the hope they will be caught. There are team building activities which really capitalise on this function, and leave your team tighter and more united than ever but in a light-hearted way. Take our ‘Crystal Challenge’ as a perfect example.
We Recommend: Crystal Challenge
In teams you will compete against each other in an exhilarating mix of physical and mental challenges to win as many crystals as possible. An extremely enjoyable experience that suits any type or size of party that will certainly boost spirits. (View Event)
Energetic Team Building Events
Around The World
Just as the name suggests, Around the World is an interactive and energetic team building event. Truly unique and engaging, this indoor treasure hunt challenges you and your team to work your way around the world, without having to leave the comfort of your chosen venue location. (View Event)
Bear Grylls Survival Academy
The famed Bear Grylls’ Survival Academy takes you and your team on an incredible survival journey whilst you employ and harness extreme survival skills used not only by the legend himself, but in some of the most extreme and volatile environments on mother earth. (View Event)
The Ultimate Team Building Event
Imagine if a leading events company hand-picked the most popular events and crammed them into one ultimate team building event. Oh wait, that’s already been done! We’ve gone and hand selected the most popular team building activities and conjoined them into one almighty and lovable event. (View Event)
Analytical Team Building Events
Real Life Clu’doo
In this enigmatic team build, you’ll be commissioned to discover and unmask the murderer or Dr Jonathan Black, following his murder at Tudor Mansion. Together, with your team, you will attempt to solve who killed him, where they did it, how they did it and what their motive was for committing such a heinous crime. (View Event)
The Bodyguard Experience
You will develop your awareness and skill sets as a protective bodyguard, as educated by an experienced team.
You will learn defensive techniques like weapon disarming, surveillance of a suspect and sharp shooting skills in what guarantees to be a fun-filled and thrilling team building event. This is the ultimate destination for teams working together as a unit. (View Event)
Crime and Dine
This is a compelling evening experience that takes place over dinner and sees guests trying their hands at fingerprinting, hair and fibre analysis and whole host of other forensic activities.
Without team work, collaboration and communication skills – it’s safe to say you’re not going to get anywhere fast. As you demonstrate your competitive energy, you and your team get closer with each clue to solving the murder and winning the challenge. This is a brilliant event to host in tandem with a corporate meal. (View Event)
Unusual Team Building Events
Soap Box Derby
You and your team will be presented with blue prints and the materials and tools needed to begin constructing your 4-wheeled vehicle. Creativity, time management and ability to work well together are paramount ingredients whilst you’re put under pressure to win the soap box derby race at the end of the day. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? (View Event)
It’s all up to you and your team to work together and figure out the best way to construct pieces of a roller coaster using only rods and cable ties. First of all, however, a series of fun and engaging challenges have been arranged for your leisure, all of which need to be completed in order to ‘earn’ your teams building materials. (View Event)
This is a hugely popular team building event as it permits you to design your very own personalised multi-activity day. Choosing from a variety of fun and exciting activities, such as Laser clay pigeon shooting, falconry, duck herding, crossbows and more – you and your team are guaranteed to be have nothing but fun for the entire event. (View Event)
A lack of motivation and morale has been proven to lead to low productivity, under performing teams and a higher staff turnover. Many companies still haven’t grasped the importance of employee morale and how it really can make or break a company.
With that said; boosting employee morale and engagement is so much easier than most decision makers and business bodies think it is. Uncomplicated, straightforward team building activities can go a long way in bringing any team closer, especially as the new year begins and everyone needs to be shooting for the same goals.
If you’d like to discuss anything you’ve read in this article, or are looking to build the perfect team building event for your team, please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 0207 1676 717 or email us on [email protected]