Contrary to what others believe, the snow season is one of the greatest opportunities to bond with our family and friends. Instead spending our time indoors sleeping or watching TV, there are outdoor winter activities that we could try.
So how do you narrow down the choices? Well first is to define the type and impact of your activity or Team building activities Singapore. We typically break this down to three levels of impact.
It is amazing to me that families are doing less Team building activities that include the children. The parents seem to be just as socially active, but baby sitters are being hired more and more to take care of children while the parents pursue their desire to “get away”. Are we to believe that they mean by this that they want to “get away” from their children? Unfortunately, the answer is a resounding YES!. How sad. And we wonder why families grow further apart as the children age.
The Queen’s Staircase is the tower that could give you the best sights that the island could offer. The good thing with this activity is that you don’t get taken instantly to the top. You will in fact walk. With its peak being the highest point in the island, you will need a lot of water on your bag or else get tired easily. A comfortable shoe could also help in getting there!
This training activity encourages trust and becoming comfortable with the team. The participants stand in a circle, close enough not to leave space between them. A circle may be formed from 7 to 10 people. One person will stand in the middle of the circle, eyes closed, hands crossed at the chest. When he/she feels comfortable and ready, he/she will fall on any side, without moving his/her hands or feet. The members of the circle will catch him/her and set him/her to the original position. Every member of the circle will take turn in being in the middle and letting go.
Picnic: Although this may not be “free” it is very in expensive and can pay off big. When you plan a monthly or bi monthly activity, off work hours, you will notice a big difference in staff moral. This picnic or day at the park can be a “pot luck” meaning everyone brings something, making it cost-effective. There is no time off work or space to book when you use this method. Families of team members are also invited, making it more of a social gathering.
At a quick glance, the two activities look to be very comparable in total cost. However, when looking further, there are more things to take into consideration before coming to a final cost comparison. Most family economists teach their clients a term or concept known as the ‘cost of entertainment’. This is basically defined as the amount of money spent per hour in the pursuit of entertainment or recreation. In the example of the movie family, they spent $660.00 to watch 12 movies that lasted an average of two hours per movie. So attending movies had a ‘cost of entertainment’ for them of $27.50 per hour. When the movie is over, so is the entertainment outing and it’s time to go home.
If each team member can learn how each other member thinks and works in a variety of work situations as a result of an away day, then a lot has been achieved. This kind of information is invaluable to any company. This is the basis of team building; the team understanding itself and going on to higher and greater things. Team building activities that can do that are worth their weight in gold!