What Team Building Events Look Like In 2018
A brief history of team building and how it has influenced Zing Events in helping organisations get the most out of their workforce.
Corporate team building may seem like a recent business strategy, but actually it dates back to the 1920s when organisational theorist, Elton Mayo conducted a series of experiments known as the Hawthorne Studies. This research put employee behaviour under the spotlight and concluded the following were necessary for a team to work effectively:
- the group must take pride in their accomplishments, and be motivated by leaders who are engaged in their daily tasks
- a sense of confidence should be fostered
- management must demonstrate interest in each of the employees as individuals
- performance reviews to be undertaken to help the workforce meet their goals
These points formed the basis of what contemporary HR departments now look for when they’re putting together a strong team to assist a company in meeting its objectives.
Changing the Face of Corporate Team Building
But unfortunately, in the past corporate team building has suffered somewhat from a reputation of being stuffy and overly formal. Like most business practices though, it has taken some time to evolve – but now one company, Zing Events, has transformed the nature and success of team building activities. By creating a series of fun corporate team building ideas, workers are fully committed to enjoying their day out of the office – which allows employers to get the most out of this as a strategy. Here are some of the most popular events that the company can host for your organisation.
Whichever version of the show is your favourite, most of us have always held a secret desire to perform on the Crystal Maze. And now you can! Teams compete head to head in up to 12 different events, to win crystals. These then translate into the amount of time you can spend in the final stage Crystal Dome.
It’s A Knockout
Also inspired by a famous gameshow, this challenge sees teams of colleagues dressed up in costumes, doing bungee runs and hurling water-filled sponges at each other, all in the name of fun! It’s an excellent event for breaking down barriers between managers and their employees, and helps to develop a rapport between teammates who don’t know each other so well.
The Trading Floor
This challenge has a definite theatrical element to it, that will sweep you up and give you a great insight into working with stocks and shares. Each team member will be assigned a financial role such as Investment Analyst, Floor Trader, Media Trader or Finance Manager. The adrenaline-filled challenges happen live on the trading floor, which is surrounded by giant screens displaying the highs and lows of the market. The winning team will be those that work well under pressure and that have amassed the most fortune at the end of the event!
Crime Scene Investigation
There’s nothing that helps a team bond better than a murder crime! This forensic challenge allows your employees to flex their problem-solving muscles to determine how the murder occurred and what the person’s motive was. They’ll learn about blood spatter analysis, taking fingerprints, DNA clues and ballistic examination.
This is just a small selection of popular activities that Zing Events offers organisations. There’s a wide range of events that can be held indoors or outdoors depending on the weather and the size of your venue. The packages can be customised based on the size of your organisation and what you’d like to get out of the event. Get in touch with Zing Events today to boost morale and overhaul productivity in your organisation.