Since the advent of teambuilding in the 90s as a means to get co-workers to bond through a shared experience outside of the office, team-building activities have ranged from mundane (a picnic) to death-defying, which is certainly not for everyone!
The thing is, choosing the right team-building event is an investment in your employees. These activities can teach leadership lessons, they can provide practical takeaways, and they can enable employees to better understand each other's strengths, weaknesses and interests.
Participants - from offices, clubs and teams - do not have to be made to leap off a bridge for connections to be created. Bonding happens far more effectively when people spend time together working towards a common goal or sharing an experience.
When looking at team-building options for your group, lean towards something that is far removed from your regular 'day at the office'. Consider activities that go slightly outside of comfort zones to encourage your group to come together in new ways. Most of all, choose activities that will guarantee laughter, and a sense of excitement and accomplishment for a successful and memorable team-building event.
In Gauteng you are spoilt for choice with accessible venues that specialise in an activity or those that offer a variety of options.
Outdoor activities include river rafting, quad-bike rides, abseiling and rap jumping, dragon boating, zip-lining, archery, horse riding, hiking, fire-making, and even a bush cook-off.
Indoor activities include brain-teaser games, problem-solving activities, cooking competitions and drumming.
Team-building events are not limited to company employees for year-end functions and incentives. These activities are also perfect for sporting and youth groups, birthday and special-occasion celebrations, and family gatherings too.