ULTIMATE GUIDE TO TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES

Team Building Activities are an integral component of building and developing your team. But how can you make sure you choose the right activity to suit your team’s needs? We have written an in-depth article – Ultimate Guide to Team Building Activities for just that purpose. By the end of it you will be an expert and know all the advantages, disadvantages, common mistakes and what to do in order to organise an amazing Team Building Activity. We will share resources and our extensive knowledge and experience in organising corporate team building activities

Here is what will be covered in our Guide:

Table of Contents

What is a Team

A team is defined as a group of individuals that work together in order to achieve their common goal. Normally teams will be comprised of members that have complimentary skills and therefore create synergy through their combined effort. This allows people to optimise their strengths and weaknesses. A team is more than a group. A group can consist of individuals with varied interests and attitudes but do not necessarily work towards common goal.

The purpose of forming teams is to provide a structure that will enable individuals to work with other people in planning and executing processes to achieve their goal.

Teamwork can provide:

  • A support framework
  • Understanding of required tasks
  • An increase in contribution and collaboration
  • Ownership of the project

In order for teams to accomplish their goal, it is vital that they develop into teams that focus on their objectives and the task at hand

So now you know what a team is – the most important thing is how do you build a great team.

Tips to Build a Great Team

Successful teamwork is essential in order to create meaningful group work. But how do you create a great team? You have to build it with an environment of trust and support.

Here are a few tips of how you can build your perfect team.

You cannot build a team without Trust

Trust is essential to any working relationship. It is prerequisite in order to produce any sort of meaningful work with others. You must trust in each other’s talents, unique abilities and dedication to the ultimate goal for your company.

But how can you build trust in a competitive business environment? It is impossible to know the inner workings of another human being; you simply have to trust their actions and that they are working towards the same goals that you are.

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them” – Ernest Hemingway

Your Team Must Learn to Respect Each Other

After trust comes respect for those you are working with. This is respect for their work ethic, their differences and their personal lives. Ideally, your colleagues want to work with each other because they feel their needs are understood and their abilities are acknowledged.

Encourage Supportiveness

If a team member is struggling with their workload it is up to the other team members to help out. Remember that everyone is working towards the same goal and therefore their work is your work too. Offer support and it will be offered back to you.

A Great Team Requires A Great Leader

Often it is only when management has changed, and you are working underneath a bad leader that you realise what good leadership is (or was). If you are in a leadership position it is up to you to set the mood and work ethic of your team. If you are working under a leader, you can help make them better too. Leaders rely on trust and support. A good leader will accept constructive criticism and be concerned for their staff.

Be Fearless

Zero risk leads to zero growth. Sometimes calculated risks are needed in order for your business to grow, or your goals to be achieved.

Work Co-operatively

Cooperation ties in with trust, respect and supportiveness. Remember you are working towards a common goal, not against each other. Once this is realised cooperation and collaboration can assist you to reach and exceed your goals.

Build Communication Skills

Communication is the backbone of any successful operation. While email is great, sometimes things get lost in seemingly endless stream of your inbox. Take time to have face-to-face meetings with the people you are working with and limit constant emailing. Having a good 10minute chat about a project can save you about 20 emails and countless miscommunications down the line.

You Need Accountability

Checking in and reminding the team of their accountability helps keep your team on schedule and honest. If you check in regularly with colleagues, it can be a good incentive to get all the work done and done well.

Show Commitment

Teams need to commit to each other and to the vision of the business. Commitment usually means that everyone cares about the team, the performance of the team and getting the job done. Attending team meetings, contributing to discussions, suggesting how to make the team better etc. all work to show you are committed to the team.

Be Honest

Honestly is required both when things are going well and also when they are not going well. You have to be able to tell someone when their work is not up to par or if they have gone in the wrong direction, but also need to praise when things go well. Be honest in your feedback always.

Develop an amazing Culture

We will discuss this in more detail again in our article. If you are working in a highly motivated team who are all pulling in the same direction, then the chances are very high that you are also working in an exceptional culture

While it can seem like it’s all up to the leader to implement top-down team building strategies, you can build a great atmosphere of trust and commitment with hard work and dedication no matter what your position.

“Great discoveries and achievements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.” Alexander Graham Bell

People can achieve amazing results when they are part of a great team or culture

What are Team Building Activities

Team building v's Team Bonding - is there a difference

A brief description is team building refers to effort made to increase the performance, efficiency and productivity of a team. Activities for team building usually have people working together in teams to achieve a particular objective or goal. Team bonding activities focus on strengthening relationships with a team. Activities for team building quite often will also achieve an element of team bonding. However, team bonding activities may not achieve results intended for a team building activity.  Team Building is the most common term used – knowing what you want to achieve from your team builder activities will assist you in choosing the right activity for team building or team bonding.

What is team building

What is team building? Simply put, it is a group of activities, games or exercises that help team members learn how to work better together and help increase their motivation.

However, if you’ve ever been forced to dress up in funny wigs to do trust falls you’ve probably questioned the purpose of team building activities.

The term ‘team building activities’ has gained a bad reputation over the past few years, and it’s no wonder why. There are activities that are so ridiculously unrelated to any kind of skill or process. While there are some that are so condescending that team members come out more disengaged than before.

But there is a purpose to teambuilding activities. It’s no coincidence that the biggest, most productive companies around the world participate in regular corporate team building events. Effective team building requires constant assessment and evolution to produce positive results.

An article by Andrew Cave in Forbes site Kate Mercer, cofounder of the Leaders Lab consultancy. She advises not to make the mistake of confusing social and entertainment activities with actual team building. Forcing people to socialise with each other can create hostility if they would rather keep them as colleagues. The best teambuilding activities are ones with an objective in mind – such as creating strategy, clarifying roles and accountability with each other. Using tasks in the activity allows the team to become a better team and bond at the same time. Mercer writes “with skilled facilitation, team members draw all the lessons they need about how they communicate, operate in meetings, collaborate to get things done and make decisions”. “It’s called experiential learning and it’s proven to be the way mature adults learn new skills and behaviour most effectively.”

Are Team Building Activities worth it

Team Building – what is it? How ‘real’ is it?

From sporting fields to the office, building teams is widely accepted as a crucial ingredient in success and efficiency. But do we really understand the nature of this complex process? Is there a right way and a wrong way to approach team building?

Team Building Made Easy director Ross Judd responds, “the question, what is team building in general? is ultimately unhelpful. We should really be asking: what is team building to you?”

The best way to ask what team building is to your organisation is to identify what outcomes you require.

Do you seek entertainment? Activity? Creativity? Networking? or serious learning? These outcomes, in addition to a myriad more are possible through effective team building.

The modern team building industry is now vast, fragmented and ubiquitous. There are so many options available that if you want to get the best out of your event you need to be clear about what you want to achieve. Think about the type of event you want, the outcomes you want to achieve, and what will best suit your group, and then go looking for activities.

There is a lot written about Team Building, both positive and negative.  The negative comments include questions about the value – are team building events worth the money? Do they add value to the organisation?

Well, as with most things in life, the answer to this question is … “it depends.” Let’s take a look at what it depends on.

  1. Objectives

The first factor in getting value from your team building is to understand your objectives and choose your activity accordingly. The more accurate you are with your objectives the more accurate you can be in choosing the best team building activity to suit your team. Are you after entertainment, physical activity, learning and development, team bonding, something memorable or competition? There are plenty of options available to suit all team sizes and budgets and your objectives.

  1. Unique

People enjoy doing something that’s a treat or not something they would normally do on their own. When choosing a team building activity, think about how unique the activity is? Is it something they could organise themselves or is it only something that is possible in a group environment like the one you are planning?

  1. Timing

You can get a lot more out of your team building activity if you think about the timing of when you run it. A very common mistake is to leave team building till the last event of the conference. However, if the aim of the team building activity is to event relationships, bonding and networking then you will get more value if you run the activity at the beginning of your conference. This allows people to develop deeper relationships throughout the conference with the people they have met in the activity and also gives people something to start conversations about.

So – it doesn’t take much to get a lot out of your team building. Clear objectives, a unique activity, and timing can lead to a fantastic and memorable event.

For more information on this read our Blog on Team Building – How “real’ is it?

Benefits of Team Building Activities

Team building activities are more than just programs to help teammates get to know each other. They provide opportunities for learning in a fun, stress-free environment. Team building is not just for the individuals who are part of the team, but for the whole business as well.

Here are a few reasons why organising teambuilding activities is a good investment and the importance of team building activities

  1. Team building activities help people get to know each other.

Team building is a way for team members, new or seasoned, to spend some time to get to know one another outside the office. While your co-workers technically spend the majority of the time in the office with each other, they’re often preoccupied with work to truly get to know one another. The purpose of team building activities is help create an approachable atmosphere where colleagues can connect or reconnect with one another.

  1. Team Builder activities can boost morale.

Employee morale is a very important aspect to any business. It helps with employee motivation and their relationship with coworkers and the company itself. Even those with low motivation also seek engagement with the company, in one way or another. The benefits of team building activities is in the facilitation and engagement that staff are looking for in a very fun and positive environment.

  1. Teambuilding activities develop Team Roles

Everyone has their own “roles” that their personalities are best suited to. In any office setting, this is usually based on their job title. During team building activities, this goes one step further. The purpose of team building activities in this instance is that you’ll learn more about which team member is naturally better at focusing at the objective or delegating a task or seeking faster routes to reach a goal. This also helps develop teamwork.

  1. Team building fosters better communication

Problems can arise from miscommunication or, worse, lack of it. The benefits of team building activities with problem-solving components assist in helping break down barriers between colleagues. Each team member practices improved communication during these challenges and it’s a way for them to see how open communication can benefit everyone.

  1. The purpose of Team Building Activities with a goal-oriented focus can help give a sense of accomplishment and boost confidence.

Each employee would like to feel that they’ve accomplished something. Team building activities help with that, by giving them a problem and letting them figure out how to get to the result or end goal. Whether it’s a competition style or collaborative activity for team building, each team member will feel accomplished knowing they’ve completed something. This, in turn, helps boost their confidence and will help in them feeling more productive when they go back to work.

Do Team Building Activities add value to an organisation?

How to measure team building effectiveness

At Team Building Made Easy, we passionately believe in the powers of a customised, considered team building activity to re-energise a corporate team. However, that does not mean we have not heard our fair share of horror stories. A review by Critix in 2012 showed that 31% of workers secretly dislike team-building activities, yet study after study proves that workers feel they are benefit from team building activities. So where is the disparity? Part of the problem surrounding team building activities is that they have to balance the attitudes of employees and the suitability of the activity. The overriding factor, however, is that they are often a once-a-year activity when they should be performed much more frequently. Most of Australia’s blue-chip companies regularly participate in teambuilding activities, a good indication that they work. How well will they work for your company? It is a matter of careful consideration and planning.

The purpose of team building is to optimise the processes of a team. The areas that can be improved and developed are communication, trust, delegation, leadership and more.

It is necessary to take team members out of their workplace environment often to keep them motivated, as well as showing that as a leader, you care about their well-being. Maintaining a strong work ethic can sometimes be a struggle. But bringing your team together and providing them a fun environment to socialise and bond with each other can enable them to gain transferable skills and relationships back into the office.

Do the exercises actually work?

study performed by MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory tracked teams in a banks call centre—an industry where work is easy to identify, tasks are easy to monitor and every aspect of team performance is easy to measure. A device they wore around their necks collected data about their body language, who they spoke to, tone of voice and more.

While the content of their conversations was not recorded, it became apparent that the content of communication was relatively easy to deduce when set against the other elements.

The study revealed that communication played a critical role in building successful teams. Patterns of communication were key elements and were found to be an important predictor in a team’s success. They’re as important as other factors, such as individual intelligent, personality, skills and substance of discussions, combined.

Using the data gathered, one of the low performing teams in the study made small adjustments to their schedule. They changed the coffee break from a staggered individual affair to a shared coffee break. By making this one change, the call centre is forecasting an increase in their productivity by $15mil and has seen employee satisfaction increase at all of their call centre’s, sometimes by more than10%.

While these results may seem too good to be true, the theme of effective out-of-work communication resulting in high productivity is consistent across the study. The study highlights the importance of building rapport between colleagues in a non-stressful environment. Even without training or external influences, companies can find themselves earning more with happier employees.

How to overcome challenges when Team Building

Corporate Team Building Troubleshooting

In order to ensure your team building activity does not breed contempt amongst your employees, you must first troubleshoot some of the issues that may occur.

If your team is having troubles, don’t launch headlong into a ‘lost in the wilderness’ style 3day team building event, warm up to longer activities with shorter ‘in office’ events.

Don’t use a team building activity to solve a clash between two employees. Spreading conflict across the whole team is condescending to everyone involved. Peer-to-peer conflicts should be handled directly

If the office already has an air of hostility, don’t plan competitive activities

If you can already hear the groans from your suggestion of a team building activity, give everyone in your team a say in what they would like to do – make a shortlist of what you think is best for your office, then you can put it to a vote. Feeling like an active participant in the choosing of the activity will ensure greater involvement in the activity itself.

What are the Common Mistakes when organising Team Building Activities?

Team building is an investment. Like any business investment there is always a certain degree of risk. The risk that you are making mistakes in the process of building a team is very real and should be considered by project managers. This article has been written to assist you to eradicate common mistakes and misconceptions and to ensure your organisation is getting the most out of your investment.

Below are four common mistakes in organisational team building:

Missing the Point

Your experience should be entertaining, but not at the expense of your greater company goals. Your objectives must clearly resonate through the experiences you create.

The "sexy new thing"

Don’t choose experiences purely by what is “hot” at the time. You need to carefully match relevance, resonance and utility in order to generate real value out of your team building activity

The Placement Challenge

This is a common mistake in conferences with the timing of the team building event.

“All too often it’s left to the last item on the last day. People do that because they want to finish their conference on a high. Ask yourself though, would you rather start or finish your conference on a high. At Team Building Made Easy we think it makes much more sense to start your conference on a high and reap the benefits of your team building activity throughout the rest of your event.”

Team building activities create greater networking, increase energy, connect people, and generally create a great vibe. If you do them at the start of your conference you get the benefit of that vibe for the rest of your conference. People will interact more, share, participate, and contribute more to your team building conference. In fact, this increased contribution may help you achieve your outcomes more effectively.”

Relying on Novelty

Don’t pursue silly games for the sake of novelty. The mind of your participants will wander and disconnect very quickly.

 

For more on Common Mistakes and how to avoid them, read our Blog on Common Mistakes in Team Building

How to organise Team Building events

Things Your Team-Building Activity Needs to Succeed

There are 4 areas that you need to address when organising a team building event

Request Information - Starting the planning process

The first step is to gather all the information you need about the event before you start doing any research. This is a very important step in the planning process and will ultimately save you a lot of time if you complete this step before moving on.

Ask questions such as:

What is the reason, purpose or objective of the Team Building Activity?  Why is this event occurring? Understanding this is the key to choosing the right activity for team building. Therefore, should also include the outcomes and expectations that you are aiming for.

Budget – knowing this ahead of time will greatly reduce wasting time in getting quotes for team builder activities that you have no hope of getting approved

In addition, it is also important to know group size, location, date and time in advance in order to get accurate quotes for team building activities.

Research - Ideas to think about as you do your research

Next you can start to do some research and gather ideas

Venues – If you require a venue for your activity or conference they can consume, a large amount of your budget. Choosing the wrong venue make a huge difference to your overall event, so it is important to get it right.

Team Building Activities. There are so many team building options available. As a result, you may feel overwhelmed where to start and what are the most suitable activities for your team building event. Our aim is to help you find the right team activity to meet your budget, objectives and any other criteria you have.

Checklist - Prompts and ideas as you do your planning

Thirdly make sure you gather all your information and ideas and keep on top of them so organising the event does not get too stressful for you.

If you are organising your event with a committee – try to have a key decision maker on your committee – it will in turn save a lot of time waiting for approval etc.

Also keep a checklist or Work in progress to make sure all tasks are being completed

In addition, promotion of the event is very important to the team building activities success. Preparing your audience can make a huge difference to the success or failure of the event – however leave a little mystery – as people love mystery.

Follow up - Things to remember as your event is wrapped up

Lastly gather feedback. This can be fantastic guidance for next time and people will feel involved and included in the planning for next time. Ask questions such as:

  • What worked well and what didn’t work well?
  • Was everyone able to join in the activity or did people feel left out?
  • Was the venue appropriate?
  • Did you feel as though it was value for money?
  • Is there anything we should do differently next time?

If you would like more information on planning an event – Download our free Team Building and Event Planning Checklist to get tips, tricks and insights that will help make your team building activity or corporate event a success.

We have a free guide that will help you plan your conference or event, it can even be used in your staff meetings. In addition we also have one that focuses just on Christmas parties and end of year events. Feel free to download them – we are sure you will find them helpful.

You can also read our blog on How to organise a successful Team Building Event

How do I select a team building activity that’s right for my team?

Choosing the right activity is dependent on what outcome you want to see for your team and the back-to-work benefits you see your team gaining from the experience. Often one single activity will not be sufficient in igniting your team. Don’t choose a one-size-fits-all solution or something that simply feels like it should be a team building activity (think trust falls and rock climbing) but thoughtfully consider what it is that would suit your team and objectives. There are hundreds of different team building activities for your team to participate in, browse through the options and make a list of ones that seem right for your objectives. You should then talk to a team building advisor to go over your objectives and choices with you.

Following Up Regularly

The obligatory once-a-year team building activity may work for a while, but if left unreferenced and unrepeated, the effects will eventually fade, leaving your employees feeling that bittersweet post-high-school-camp feeling.

Here’s a great article written by Martin Zwilling for Forbes, on building better connections with your team. Planning regular team building events of all different types can really help your team to work through their issues and go beyond that to actually becoming friends as well as colleagues. Teams that are cooperative and determined are far more effective than teams with deep-seated competition.

You already have the perfect corporate team

If your team is already fantastic, then congratulations. You are clearly doing some amazing work as a leader. This, however, does not mean that team building does not apply to your company. It is good to think of team building activities as practice for new situations in the workplace. The modern workplace is full of both positive and negative changes. You need to encourage your team to see the opportunity in every situation and be able to navigate it with effective communication and delegation.

So, do team building activities actually work?

As you can see the success of a team building activity is dependent on a multitude of factors and requires a lot of thought and preparation. There’s no guarantee that your chosen activity will work, sometimes it’s a matter of a bit of trial and error. I can recommend that if you follow advice, do your research and some forward planning the chances of success increase dramatically. Team building activities can be extremely effective when used in the right situation for the right reasons. Just remember you want to give your team a memorable experience, if they walk away feeling energised, valued and motivated without even realising that the desired outcome has been achieved then the activity has served its purpose.

Choosing the right activities for team building.

Team Building Made Easy director Ross Judd explains his process selecting the right team builder activities for your team in order to create valuable experiences.

“Firstly, match the activity with your objectives. Choose the activity that best matches your objectives and you are far more likely to create a fantastic experience.

Secondly, communicate the objective. Make sure you communicate your objective as clearly and as early as possible. If we are there to ‘network’, or ‘try something new’, then communicate that to people. This is particularly important if you have an objective that is learning oriented.

Lastly, match the activity to your group. Think about your group and how the activity is suited to them. Don’t match an adventurous activity with a fairly sedentary group, or Networking based activities with a group that know each other really well, etc. It simply won’t be effective.”

Team Builder Activities, that are chosen with the right objectives in mind, will deliver benefits to your organisation as well as the individual. It is important to get the process right as team building exercises that are poorly chosen may waste time or even have a negative effect on your team.

Team Building Activities by Type

Different approaches to team building - Different kinds of team building activities

Every team, every work environment, and every leader are different. Whether you want to simply treat your dedicated employees to a fun day, or you want them to develop a certain skill. There are activities that will suit your team. It will always depend on what they need.

If your goal is to encourage teamwork and see your colleagues inspire one another, then activities that will be seen as a challenge for a team will be perfect. Problem solving activities will be the first choice. However, if you want to also add in a mix of physical and non-physical activities, you may opt for Amazing race type of activities or Scavenger Hunts or Survivor.

In contrast, if you want guaranteed laughs and to see a new, creative side to yourself and your team, go for either Creative activities or Game shows and Trivia. These would include painting, music, film making, game shows, murder mysteries and more. You should always ensure that the companies that run the activities for team building have professional facilitators that will work alongside the teams for guidance.

If you are interested in Corporate social responsibility, there are many charitable activities which you and your team can take part in and give back to a great cause at the same time. Activities for team building with a charity aspect range from building bikes for children, Lego, dog kennels, and robots to creating an impact your local community with cooking for a homeless shelter.

There’s a wide variety of activities available throughout Australia that will help you rediscover the benefits of corporate team building.

If you are looking for a customised event we can assist you with that as well. Either give us a ring on 1300 764 818, or complete our customised event form

Activity Categories

There are many different options for Team Building activities. Most companies will have them classified in different types and styles of programs to make it easier for you when choosing an activity.

Cooking and Cocktails Team Building Activities

Cooking team building activities are very popular. They are fun, challenging and much more enjoyable when shared with others. It’s also a chance to discover your inner Jamie Oliver or Kylie Kwong. However, the best part about cooking is creating something special together using simple ingredients. And for your team, it’s great knowing that you worked together to make something spectacular and memorable.

Furthermore, some of the objectives they meet are: Time management, creativity and problem solving. Cooking team building activities draw on a sense of team spirt whilst being a fun event. As a result, you can also learn about other people’s skills and enjoy some great food and drink at the end of the activity as you sit around enjoying each other’s company.

We have a variety of team building activities cooking classes. Some are held in purpose-built venues, and some are mobile and can come to your conference venue, or we can assist you with a venue.

If you are interested in culinary team building activities – Our top team building cooking activities are:

Other activities within this category include:

Problem Solving Team Building Activities

Problem solving skills make a huge difference to your career and are highly sort after by employees as companies rely on employees to identify and solve problem. Ultimately understanding what the underlying issues are, is the first step in solving a problem.

In other words, choosing Team Building problem solving activities is a great way to enhance your team’s skills in a fun and stress-free environment. Similarly, they are also great to get to know your team better and observe strengths and weaknesses.

Team Building Activities to improve problem solving also have the added benefits of improving communication, encouraging cooperation and group interaction, as well as getting to know each other better.

There are options for both indoor and outdoor team building problem solving activities for work.

Creative Team Building Activities

Creative Team Building exercises are a great choice if you are wanting to tap into, unleash or expand the way your team thinks and approaches their work. Creativity can inspire people and therefore increase productivity and team bonding. Tapping into the left side of your brain in a creative team event, can result in giving opportunities to try new ideas, and new ways of thinking, approaching issues and problem solving. In addition, they are also great activities to reduce stress and are very inclusive. They do not require you to have any musical or artistic ability to participate in these great fun team building activities.

Creative team building activities can be further broken down into sub-categories:

Musical – Drumming, Music Video, Create your own team song

Art based team building activities – Painting, Pottery, Mosaics

Film making – Create your own commercial

Building – Lego, Team Diorama 

The most popular creative team building activities for adults are always Art, Drumming and Film making

Charity Team Building Activities

These activities will be an unforgettable experience for your team and therefore also the recipients. In addition, it is a great way to provide a lasting legacy from your team activity and give back to the local community. While working together as a team is important training for the workplace, it is even better to think that the product of your hard work is actually making someone’s life better. We have a large range of Charity team building activities all guaranteed to put a smile on your team’s face while they work toward an important goal.

Our top 3 always popular charity activities are:

These charity team building events are available in all states. We also have activities specific to locations

Game shows and Trivia Team Building Activities

Game shows or team building Trivia activities are the perfect in-between courses entertainment or a stand-alone event. Very interactive, many with wireless buzzers and audience participation in activities for bonus points. Team Building Trivia activities are very flexible in terms of numbers and location. Team Building Trivia questions can also be customised to include questions about your company.

We have many venues that we can suggest that would be great for your event – or you can organise your own.

Our top 3 most popular Game Show and Trivia Team Building activities are:

Learning and Development Team Building Activities

Team Building activities for professional development have a specific focus on learning and development. They are essential in establishing good team habits, therefore dissuading negativity and refining the common goals of a team.

As a rule, creating and maintaining a healthy workplace culture is an ongoing process but one that will make your company far more successful and enjoyable for every person working there.

Above all doing it properly can save you money. As a result, choosing Team Building activities for professional development can get you a better ROI, and have your people out of the office for less time.

In summary the focus of these activities is team building as opposed to team bonding.

This category usually includes a range of workshops as well as Experiential activities. In addition, most Learning and Development options are tailored to meet your exact objectives. They can also be customised to run from a couple of hours or expanded over 1-2 days.

Our top 3 most effective Learning and Developement Team Building activities are:

Amazing Race Team Building Activities

These options can bring out the sides of us we once thought we’d left behind. They can identify the competitive from the collaborative, the navigators from the aggravators, and for you and your team – be an ultimate adventure day. Amazing race games team building activities are fantastic for developing bonds between employees, reinforcing company messages of speed, efficiency, determination, communication and trust as well as ensuring everyone has a good laugh. Amazing races are a great way to get your team out of the office and into a fun and challenging environment completely different to what they’re used to.

Team will work their way through each challenge that is presented to them, drawing on each other’s strengths in order to succeed.

Amazing race activities for team building are perfect for all types of participants as the activities are really well balanced and they allow each person to be involved

Amazing race team building activities ideas:

Our latest and greatest new Amazing races are also tech based and include using an app on a smart phone or iPad.

Or we still have the traditional paper based amazing races – can be run on foot or using public transport or cars.

If your team less than enthusiastic about walking to much – or wants to be altogether for the activity, then a Treasure hunt is a good choice. Participants are teamed together and will face a variety of recreational and puzzle-based challenges that will require teamwork, problem solving, communication and collaboration. Teams will be challenged like never before to unlock the clues and crack the codes that will lead them to the ultimate prize… The Treasure.

Evening Team Building Activities

Most evening team building activities can also be run in the daytime. They are usually indoor and more in the style of a fun team bonding activities and are a great way to unify your team. This category of activities is mostly chosen for their social and entertaining aspects, with lively facilitators. They are fantastic ideas for Christmas parties or end of year events, or if you are looking for a relaxed activity that is fun and improves team morale. Although many problem-solving team building activities also fall in this category – simply because they are run indoors.

They are a great way to finish the day of a conference. A Conference can be fun and bring in new opportunities to any business, but they can also be physically tiring, leaving even the most enthusiastic employee feeling drained. Ending a day of a conference with a spectacular team dinner which includes a team building activity can help enliven the group and place the events of the day into perspective

This category includes activities such as:

Casino

Bring the Casino to you. In this activity genuine, full size casino tables are brought to the venue of choice.  They are run by fun, friendly croupiers who are great at teaching the games as well as entertaining your crowd. Everyone can participate even if they’re casino regulars or newbies. An exciting tournament format ensures that nobody ever “goes broke” and everyone has a chance to win until the last cards are dealt. A great choice if you want an event for networking and for a more relaxed style event. A great choice for a large group.

Available all states.

A couple of different varieties are – Gatsby Gambling and Oceans 11 theme

Become part of an unusual case of murder and mayhem based on different themes. A Murder Mystery team building activity such as a Whodunit is a team building event to remember.

Each participant will play a role in the mystery, be it a suspect or a detective. See people in a whole new light. Dynamics can change unexpectedly as the mystery unfolds. Each participant will need to think logically, learn to go along with the teams, explore outside of their comfort zones and more.

Murder Mystery – Whodunit can take up to 3 hours, including a meal. Larger groups of 80-100 can be accommodated but with staging and sound equipment.

Available all states. Best to hold it in a private function room over a meal or with drinks and nibbles.

Quick and Easy Team Building Activities

Ice breaker activities are a fantastic option for a conference if you only have a small amount of time that you need to fill but not enough for a full team building activity. Perhaps you need an activity to start your morning off with a BANG, to re-energise your group after lunch or to close off the day. Well then, Energisers and Icebreakers are just right for you.

The activities are short and sharp and run for between 30 and 60 minutes each. Depending on the time that you have available, you could run 1 single activity or perhaps put a couple together to fill your available time.

These activities promote communication and awareness that can lead to increased productivity back in the workplace.

They are a great way to kick-start your conference, seminar or workshop and optimise participants’ learning and engagement. It’s important to establish a warm and friendly environment from the outset with an Icebreakers activity.

Benefits to participants include:

  • Boosting energy levels
  • Driving engagement and promoting participation
  • Encouraging cooperation
  • Adding some fun and excitement to the day

We have a free resource you can download that gives you 5 energisers that you can run yourself.

Outdoor Team Building Activities

Spending 8-9 hours per day sitting at a desk can therefore make us feel tired and can cause us to be bored and restless. We need to be innovative and add some excitement to boost our energy at work. This can be accomplished through outdoor team building activities.

All our outdoor team building activities are tailored for corporate groups – knowing that everyone’s fitness levels are different. As a result, most activities include a number of problem-solving aspects as well – so all people can be included in the outdoor games for team building activities It is undeniable that technology has also caused physical activity to be pushed aside..

Organising outdoor team building activities has many benefits. These include:

Physical – encouraging physical exercise is good to improve your whole well-being. When at work we usually sit to long and then sit again when travelling home. Therefore, being active and participating in outdoor team activities, can increase your energy levels and brain health and memory.

Behaviour – There are many options that require you to work in a team to achieve a common goal. If your goal is to increase collaboration and communication in the workplace then outdoor fun team building activities for adults may suit you

Personal development – Spending time exploring the outdoors allows a person to be released from the stresses and demands of work. Therefore, return to work with renewed energy and enthusiasm.

The best outdoor team building activities can be broken down further into categories.

If you are looking for an activity to focus on trust and communication and your team is up for a challenge then adventure based team building activities such as Rock climbing, Abseiling and canyoning would be a good choice. Trust, communication, mental and physical strength are all tested in this fantastic sport. There is nothing like defying gravity and facing fears to bind teams together.

There is a chance that not everyone in your team will feel comfortable dangling off a rope secured in place by another colleague several metres off the floor. In fact, we can almost guarantee it! But that’s part of why rock climbing is a great and rewarding team building activity. Fear of falling is like fear of failure, it is inevitable but ultimately you have to acknowledge it and continue in spite of it. That is how greatness is achieved both in your corporate career and life in general. And like fear of failure, fear of falling in rock climbing is quite irrational. You will discover when you are secured in a harness climbing up a wall with your belayer watching your every move from below that you are completely safe and secure.

Having a fit, excitable team, interested in adventure team building activities, is great for both the physical and mental health of your staff. This particular team finds things that scare them and rush towards them instead of shying away – a great workplace trait which should be embraced and nurtured.

If you come into work on Monday’s and are bombarded with stories of extreme camping trips, half marathons and sporting injuries from your team, then it’s possible you have yourself a team who love pushing themselves to the limits. When choosing a team building activity you should make sure it challenges them both physically and mentally to ensure the highest return of investment and greatest engagement. They would enjoy more of the extreme team building activities.

If your team is not as physical, we have plenty of lower intensity active and adventure team building activity’s you can choose from.

Australia has some of the greatest beaches in the world and they are great locations for many activities. Not all the activities involve going in the water – but being outdoor, doing beach activities team building, and feeling the sand between your toes is great for the soul.

Surfing – A great event for your team. It encourages people to try new things. By getting your crew up and riding the surf they will be energised and pumped to take on whatever challenges they face on dry land.

Sessions can be tailored to your team’s specific level with an emphasis on team bonding or building. Multiple sessions can be run simultaneously for large groups.

Or if flat water is more your team thing then Stand up Paddle Boarding is a great alternative. It is becoming one of the fastest growing water sports.

If the weather is a bit cooler or you just don’t want to get wet, then you can still enjoy beach team building activities such as:

Survivor, Bubble soccer or beach Olympics team building

Teamwork, Trust and communication are the main objective met from these activities. Based on the hit TV show survivor team building include activities that are fun as well as challenging. A mix of physical and problem-solving challenges. Survivor team challenges are designed for corporate groups knowing that everyone’s fitness levels are different. Survivor team building activities are fun, interactive and engaging team building programs that will unite teams, build relationship and create memories as they work together as a team.

To be successful with survivor style team building activities, team will need to focus on:

Teamwork

Communication

Leadership

Cooperation

Problem solving

Time management

Resilience

Outwit, Outplay and Outlast your opposition in these great Team Building survival games activities.

Team Building Activities by Budget - Events on a budget

Many companies don’t build for the provision of team building activities into their annual budget. Don’t let that stop you from organising an event. If your team building budget is low there are still options for you to choose from for team building activities. These options are also good for small sized companies, start-ups and even companies or social clubs that want to hold regular team building activities.

If you are able to hold an event at your office or conference room this can also save you money on hiring a venue. Sometimes local parks can be used as well – although councils set the fee’s for use of them. Usually beaches and parks in CBD areas are more expensive, than outer suburbs.

Some ideas that make suit teams with low budgets are:

Team Building Activities by Team Size

Team Building activities can be beneficial to any company – large or small. Again, it is all in the choosing the right activity. If you have less than 10 people, then choosing an activity that has a minimum charge covering 30 people or works better with at least 4 plus teams competing will not give you a great outcome at the end of the event. Firstly, you will feel you paid too much and secondly the teamwork and collaboration aspects will not be as effective.

Team building activities for small groups

Team building activities for large groups

Similarly, if you wanting team building activities for 100 participants or more, you want to make sure you use a company that knows how to engage and facilitate a large group. Nothing is worse than having everyone standing around bored waiting for their turn. Team building activities for large corporate groups, everyone needs to be doing something all the time. Mini Olympics, Survivor’s or Amazing Races where all teams are off and active at the same time are great team building activities for large groups

Trivia and games show’s as well as Casino activities are also perfect team building activities for large groups of employees.

Team Building Activities by Location

Now you have decided on which activity you want to book you need to decide where you want to run it.

A lot of team building activities are mobile and as a result can come to your office or conference venue. If you are wanting stand-alone team building activities then you might want to consider conference venues, hotels, parks, beaches, sport centers etc. Some team building activities are held at purpose-built venues – such as cooking, chocolate making and pottery, it is good to find this out when asking about the activity.

Furthermore, throughout Australia there are wonderful parks and beaches that can also be used for outdoor team building activities. Most of these require council approval and councils also charge a fee to use the area. Let us know where you want to hold your event and we can let you know if it will be suitable and if it has council approval. We can also suggest locations where events have been run in the past.

Conference venues and hotels also have function rooms that can be used for indoor team building activities, for a meeting prior to your event or an end location where you can have drinks and nibbles after your event.

There are a number of venues that we partner with. They are listed on our website, as well as a range of activities that can be run at them. These are great options if you also want to include a meeting or conference and catering options. We are also happy to come to a venue of your choice as long as the area is suitable, and the venue gives approval.

Team Building Activities in Sydney

We cater for groups small and large, in any location throughout New South Wales. The main locations being:

Sydney CBD

Blue Mountains

Central Coast

Hunter Valley

South Coast and Bowral

We have many options to suit all your objectives for team building Sydney. Whether you are looking for fun team building activities in Sydney, indoor or outdoor team building activities in and around Sydney or team bonding Sydney we have you covered.

If you would like to see some of Sydney team Building activities in action – check out our montage of some of the team building activities in Sydney in action to give you a better idea – and so you can see how much fun they are.

Sydney also has some of the best beaches, parks and areas around Sydney CBD for outdoor team building activities Sydney.

For our top 15 team building activities in Sydney and further information on organising team building activities Sydney read our article on Team Building Activities Sydney 

Team Building Activities in Melbourne

The main locations for team building activities in Melbourne include:

Melbourne CBD

Ballarat

Bendigo

Geelong.

Best team building activities Melbourne – unique to Melbourne include:

There are some amazing areas through out Victoria to explore for fun team building activities Melbourne.

If you would like to see some of Melbourne teambuilding activities in action – check out our montage of some of the team building activities in Melbourne in action to give you a better idea – and so you can see how much fun they are.

For our top 15 team building activities in Melbourne and further information on organising team building activities Melbourne read our article on Team Building Activities Melbourne

Team Building Activities in Brisbane

Team Building activities can be run in many locations throughout Queensland. The main locations being:

Brisbane CBD – including areas of South bank and Brisbane river

Gold Coast

Sunshine Coast

Team building activities Brisbane idea include:

If you would like to see some of Brisbane teambuilding activities in action – check out our playlist of some of the team building activities in Brisbane in action to give you a better idea – and so you can see how much fun they are.

For our top 15 team building activities in Brisbane and further information on organising team building activities Brisbane read our article on Team Building Activities Brisbane

Team Building Activities in Perth

If you come into work on Monday’s and are bombarded with stories of extreme camping trips, half marathons and sporting injuries from your team, then it’s possible you have yourself a team who love pushing themselves to the limits. When choosing a team building activity you should make sure it challenges them both physically and mentally to ensure the highest return of investment and greatest engagement. They would enjoy more of the extreme team building activities.

If your team is not as physical, we have plenty of lower intensity active and adventure team building activity’s you can choose from.

If you would like to see some of Perth teambuilding activities in action – check out our YouTube channel of some of the team building activities in Perth in action to give you a better idea – and so you can see how much fun they are.

For our top 15 team building activities in Perth and further information on organising team building activities Perth read our article on Team Building Activities Perth 

Team Building Activities in Adelaide

There are many team Building activities in Adelaide and throughout South Australia.

A great way to explore the wonderful outdoor areas or have your team building activity indoors in one of Adelaide’s historic venues.

If you would like to see some of Adelaide teambuilding activities in action – check out our YouTube channel of some of the team building activities in Adelaide in action to give you a better idea – and so you can see how much fun they are.

For our top 15 team building activities in Adelaide and further information on organising team building activities Adelaide read our article on Team Building Activities Adelaide 

Team Building Activities in Canberra

Team Building activities Canberra and throughout the ACT are available both indoors and outdoors.

Try these great team building activities in Canberra

If you would like to see some of Canberra teambuilding activities in action – check out our YouTube channel of some of the team building activities in Canberra in action to give you a better idea – and so you can see how much fun they are.

For our top 15 team building activities in Canberra and further information on organising team building activities Canberra read our article on Team Building Activities Canberra 

Team Building Activities in Hobart

Team building activities Hobart or throughout Tasmania

Unique Team Building activities include:

If you would like to see some of Hobart teambuilding activities in action – check out our YouTube channel of some of the team building activities in Hobart in action to give you a better idea – and so you can see how much fun they are.

For our top 15 team building activities in Hobart and further information on organising team building activities Hobart contact us

Team Building Activities in Darwin

Team building activities in Darwin can be run both indoors and outdoors – so you are covered for all seasons. Our most popular team building activities in Darwin include:

If you would like to see some of Darwin teambuilding activities in action – check out our YouTube channel of some of the team building activities in Darwin in action to give you a better idea – and so you can see how much fun they are.

What is experiential learning? How does it apply to Team Building Activities?

Integrating important lessons and encapsulating experiences is the process of experiential learning. Successful companies have been incorporating this tactic to build powerful, cohesive teams for decades and continue to innovate the process itself.

TBME director Ross Judd explains “When selecting a Team Building event, your desired outcome should be reinforced throughout the activity. Clients that want more serious learning from their team building often ask us about the relevance of “experiential activities.” They want to know that the activities we provide will satisfy their need for something active but are increasingly concerned about whether they will achieve their learning outcomes.”

Unfortunately, many companies provide team-building experiences that fall short of delivering the central message. In addition, our leading universities provide corporate training in a traditional “lecture” style, using bland power points that attract low involvement levels. It is no surprise that people are wondering where Experiential Learning fits in or whether it is relevant and ‘real.’

The key question you should ask of any activity is whether the key message resonates through the team building activities.

We know from our experience that well designed, empirically tested experiential activities have a greater chance of creating and enhancing learning. With many year’s of experience, we are the industry leaders at sourcing effective, outcome-driven experiential learning activities.

Check out our Activate activity for an example of Experiential Learning. For more information on Experiential learning read our Blogs:

Team Building and Experiential Learning

How to achieve effective Leadership Training

Statistics show us that less than 10% of leadership training is applied in the Workplace. This alarming statistic highlights the frustration of running leadership training. This means that over 90% of your training fails – yet people keep doing the same thing over and over again.

Effective Leadership Training is achievable – read on to find out how.

Why does training fail?

Many processes do not involve the trainee’s leader. 25% of ROI comes from conversations leaders have with trainees before a workshop. 25% comes from the workshop. And a massive 50% comes from how a leader follows up the workshop.

Most training is focused on skills. This is flawed as skills are driven by deeper elements like beliefs, identity, and purpose. People need a deeper transformation in order to apply the skills they are learning.

As people develop into leaders they need to transition from “technical” (or team leaders) to “people leaders.” This can get confusing as the word “leadership” is used for each role even though they are different. People will need to transition their beliefs and identity with the role change.

Most people try to cram too much into a program or workshop. Shorter workshops with time between them for leaders to coach participants is far more effective and transformational.

How to ensure you have Effective Leadership Training?

You need:

Partnership – a training partner that understands what deeper transformation is needed and will work with you to design a program where leaders coach trainees between workshops.

Flexible Design – your team is unique so a program should be tailored to your needs. We have providers that will customise and tailor events and workshops to suit your objectives.

Participant Focus – facilitators need to focus on participants rather than the agenda. They will also need to respond when they are hearing attitudes and beliefs that are not consistent with the identity that needs to be created.

Benefits

  • Doing it properly can save you money. You can spend less, get better ROI, and have your people out of the office for less time.
  • Why isn’t everyone doing this?
  • Because they are stuck in the old paradigm of skills based “multi day” leadership “training.”

Company Workplace Culture

Signs of a healthy workplace culture

When you arrive at work on Monday mornings do you have a smile on your face? Do you genuinely enjoy the company of your colleagues? Does your organisation have a clear purpose for the business and for their team members? If you answered yes to these questions, then you probably work in a healthy workplace culture.

No longer are employees willing to work 9-5 at a job with people they do not like nor respect. An article on 3 Reasons to invest in Workplace wellbeing  – considers that a healthy mind and well being contributes to better work productivity It is therefore understandable that employees expect more of their social needs to be met at the office

This is why more and more people look for companies with great workplace culture. Here are 9 indicators that you’re working in such an ideal set-up:

  1. Communication is strong

Communication is healthy and constant between members of your team and through different levels of the organisation. If there are new changes implemented, there’s an organised flow of announcement from the higher ups towards the employees. Exchange of ideas are also encouraged. Employees are motivated to voice their opinions. Some senior managers might even have an open door policy – as discussed in this article.

  1. People speak positively of one another

There is nothing more destructive to a healthy corporate culture than malicious gossip. The way team members talk about each other is usually a mirror of how leaders talk about their employees behind their backs. It’s a lot easier to quell negative dialogue if you have a mature, kind leader. However, you have the power to change the tone of your team on an individual level by refusing to involve yourself in gossip and discouraging it whenever possible. Great teams feel completely natural complementing one another. If there is a dispute between two employees’, it is dealt with one-on-one or with the boss or HR.

  1. Feedback is provided regularly

Regular feedback from management on how individuals are progressing in their role is essential to any healthy workplace. Feedback should be far more often than the traditional annual performance review. It can range from simple one-liners such as “Good job.” to a full email of commendation or constructive criticism, whichever is more appropriate. Negative feedback should be provided but in a professional and constructive manner, letting the employee know the mistake and some suggestions on how to fix the situation or prevent it from happening the next time. Regular feedback is like a ‘pulse check’ assessing the health of the individual components of the team.

  1. Staff retention is high

When people have been there for years without any intention of leaving, it can indicate that staff understand how great their workplace is. While people in leadership positions may not want to leave even in poor workplace cultures, entry-level or mid-level longevity is a good sign that something is going right. Particularly in retail, hospitality and IT where turnover is traditionally high.

  1. Leadership encourages mobility

A leader who is insecure of their position is likely to sabotage attempts by staff to climb the corporate ladder, creating a stifling and inflexible workplace. If your boss encourages upward movement, you are definitely working in an environment that’s healthy for your career development.

  1. Staff spend time together outside the office

If employees genuinely like each other enough to spend time outside of the office, then it is a good sign that you have a healthy workplace culture. A good way to encourage friendliness between employees is to break the ice first

 Have lunch together, plan after work drinks on a Friday and restrict the amount you are allowed to talk about work. There are co-workers who have survived living together by following the rule of no talking about work outside the office.

  1. Humour is encouraged and commonplace

If you know you are going to have a good laugh every time you go to work, then you’re probably not dreading Monday morning as much than the regular worker. Humor and friendly chats between employees should be encouraged, not only does it make the workplace far more enjoyable to be in but also stimulates creativity and allows workers to complete tasks in a fraction of the time. Our minds work most effectively when we are relaxed and enjoying ourselves.

  1. Everyone feels they have a purpose

Having a purpose is deeply important for each human being. It is vital for your organisation that every single person should have a clear goal. If your employee wants to be a leader, provide a path for them and check how they are progressive along it. You will get far better work from them and they will feel more motivated. Everyone in your company should be striving towards the same ultimate goal, but you as the leader should be aware of the individual paths of your employees. It will help you to get to know them better and help them motivate themselves in their work.

  1. People want to be a part of your team

If people want to join your team, regardless of whether or not you offer the most competitive salary, it indicates that your company has a great culture. It shows that your employees, perhaps unconsciously, are advertising your company as something special or something different than other companies. As a result, a great workplace culture gives you the advantage of getting better hires.

If your company doesn’t have a lot of the items listed, don’t worry. Now you know where to start in terms of creating a better culture for your organisation.

How can you create a healthy corporate culture?

Having an emotionally intelligent, involved leader is the most important step to creating a great workplace culture. Without a great leader it is hard to encourage staff to change their habits. But it’s not impossible.

A combination of team building activities can help establish good team habits, dissuade negativity and refine the common goals of a team. Creating and maintaining a healthy workplace culture is an ongoing process but one that will make your company far more successful and enjoyable for every person working there. We also have an amazing workshop to assist you to learn the essential steps to create a powerful and positive culture in your workplace. Check out our description for the Create Culture Workshop

Why Team Building Made Easy

Team Building Made Easy is the first genuine team building portal in Australia’s team building market. It is designed to make your life easy when it comes to finding and booking team building activities as it brings together easy searching and convenient booking. Team Building Made Easy is not a team building provider. We don’t run any team building activities. Instead we act as a broker to the thousands of Team building providers that offer specific activities (like drumming, cooking, archery, etc) in the team building market. This means you get the best of both worlds. Your team building activity will be run by an expert who specialises in that activity, while you also enjoy easy searching, booking, and purchasing through Team Building Made Easy.

Our objective is to have every single team building activity in Australia available to search by outcomes, location, group size, even activity level. If you are looking for a teambuilding activity, then your life just became easier. You can now find the activity you are looking for through one easy search and from one simple location.

We also work with many venues, catering services and even a transport company – thus giving you the ability to package all your needs into one seamless transaction. We will take care of everything for you – making Team Building Easy.

Disclosure: Team Building Made Easy operates as a broker which means that we do all the marketing and client liaison on behalf of providers throughout Australia and our service to our provider is that we can bring them a confirmed sale. For this service we take a pre-arranged commission on the sale. This commission is taken out of the team building activity provider fee, which means the price is the same whether you buy direct from the provider or through Team Building Made Easy.

Why work with Team Building Made Easy

I hope you have found a lot of helpful information as to how to choose and organise your team building activity.

We are here to make your life easier and also save you time. We do not run any activities and so can therefore offer you unbiased independent advice as to which activity and provider will best suit your team, objectives and budget.

Our aim therefore is to provide you with information and quotes so that your team can experience amazing team bonding activities. We can help you organise your team building activities program and guide you if you are unsure as to what to do or what you want. Using Team Building Made Easy is the most effective way to make informed decisions regarding your team building event as we are a knowledgeable, experienced and impartial source for information and advice.

Think of us a friend in the industry, someone who finds value in providing you with the best possible options. You need someone in the know, who can share insights that are otherwise unobtainable.

As brokers we are impartial about the activity you choose. We are much more interested in helping you find the right activity for your situation, budget, group, location, etc, so that you come back and use our service again.”

TBME has relationships and experience with a full range of providers and options, making it our mission to be up to date with the latest ideas, limitations, costs, etc regarding all the activities offered.

Brokers don’t sell their own product. As such, Team Building Made Easy doesn’t run its own products, we simply present the market to you and help you decide what is best for your event.

No matter what you are looking for we have options to suit you. Whether you are looking for a reward for your staff, need to work on communication, just want a fun team building activity we have it all, and if we don’t have it, we will find it for you. So, contact us today and let’s create an awesome event for your team.

Contact us

Let us organise your next event. Remember Team Building was meant to be easy

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Frequently Asked Questions

At Team Building Made Easy, a majority of our providers require a minimum number of 10 participants to effectively run a team building activity. However we have some activities that can cater for groups as small as 4.

The number of people that can be included depends on the activity. Activities with purpose built venues usually have a groups size limit, however they may also be able to move to a different venue with more space and run the activity there. We are able to organise Team Building Activities for groups 300+

Some of our recent clients include:

Abbott, Abode New Homes, Abrams Acounting Services, ABS, Accolade Wines, ACIL Tasman, Adelaide Brighton Cement, Advance People Solutions, All Trades Queensland, Alsco, Altitude Financial Group, Amaze, AMP, ANZ, Artis, ASG Group, Ashburton Government, AstraZeneca, Australian Communication Exchange, Australian Defence Force,

Beaumont Tiles, Bendon, Benevolent Society, BG Wealth Management, BHP Billiton, Billabong, BioCSl, BOC, Boral Construction Materials, BP, Brindabella Hearing and Speech Centre, Bristol St Financial services, British American Tabacco, Bunzl Food Processor Supplies,

Caltex, Camogie Club, Capital Insight, Carter Newell, CBH, CFCL Australia, Challenger, Charles Sturt University, Chatnam Primary School, Chevron, Childcare Resources, CHR Hansen, Churchill Consulting, CI Events, Citimark Properties, City of Stirling, City of Swan, Collection House, Colliers International, Comcare, CBA, Concepts and Results, Crossmark, CSC Cubed Communications,

Dale Alcock Homes, Defence Housing Australia, Delaware North Companies Australia, Dentbei Pty Ltd, Department of Broadband, Department of Health and Ageing, Department of Human Services, Dharam Events, DMAW Lawyers, DNV,

Edith Cowan University, Elders, ELi Lilly Australia Pty Ltd, Ella Bache, Entrepeneurs’ Organisation, Esso Australia, Estee Lauder Companies, Event Travel Management, Everyday Hero, Exxon Mobil, EY,

Focus Act, Fortescue Metals Group, Fuji Xerox,

Genesys Wealth Advisors, Genpact, Geo Metric Surveying, George Weston Foods, GESB, Grace Removals Group, GRDC,

Halls Head Dental Centre, Hastings Deering, Honeywell, HSBC Bank, Huntings WA,

i2c Design Mangement, IAG, Inpex, Integral Developement, Investec,

Joy Global,

Kerroc Constructions, Kinetic Health, Koondoola Primary School, Kraft Foods Limited, ANZ,

Lara Lakes Public School, Lawler Partners Chartered Accountants, Lend Lease, Lion Co, LJ Hooker, Logan City Special School, LogiCamms, Lucas Shared Services, Lumo Energy

Mac Cosmetics, Mair, Mars, Mars Recruitment, Master Electricians Australia, McGrath Estate Agents, McGrath Nicol, Medicare Local, Medland Metropolis, Menora, Michael Page Retail, Micro Pay, Minfos, Mitchell Shire Council, Mitre 10, Momentum Partners, Moore Stephens, Move About Therapies, Murray Darling Basin,

NAB, NCR Corporation, Noah’s Crossing Vet Clinic, NRMA, Nutricia,

Ogilvy Impact, Oli Response Company of Australia, OPSM, Optus, OZ Minerals,

Paris Consulting, Parkside Primary School, Parmalat Australia, Peplin Operations, Pfizer Animal Health, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Priority, Prixcar Services

Qenos, Q Super,

Rabobank, RACWA Holding Pty Ltd, Randstad, Regis Aged Care, Resmed Patient Interface Masks, Resolve Finance, Richmondross, Road Show Films, Roche Products Pty Ltd, RMS Bird Cameron, RTC Communications

Sanitarium, Schlumberger, Schneider – Electric, Searcher Seismic, Sebel Playford, Seek, Siemens Rail Automation, Six Degrees Digital, Sports Bet, SRD Consulting, St Johns Ambulance, St Vincents, Stirling Health Professionals, Stratco, Strategen, Subway Systems Australia, Swaab,

Tall Timbers Hotel, Tasmanian Alkaloids, The GPT Group, The Lucky Charm, The Royal National Agricultural, The Salvation Army, Thiess Australian Mining, Think Water, Thorn Group Limited, TIBA, Toll Energy, Toll Priority, Top Deck Scaffolding, Toyota Financial Services, Trade Secret, Transfield Worley,

University of the Sunshine Coast,

Victorian AIDS Council, viiv Healthcare, Visa,

Wakool Shire Council, Water Corporation, Western Power, Western Union Business Solutions, Westpac, Whittlesea Secondary School, Wild West Hyundai, Woodside, Woodside Energy, World Bank,

Youth Lifestyle Options

Zenith Insurance Services, Zimmer, ZNX

As you can see by this extensive list we cater for large and small companies, including schools and universities. We have also organised a number of team building activities for social groups, clubs, hens nights and bucks parties.

We have providers all around Australia ready to run fantastic team building events for you. If you are not sure what you are after, or short on time justcontact us and we will assist you.

So don’t waste your valuable time searching through hundreds of online team building activities yourself, when we can do all the research and provide quotes for you? You will not pay any more to book your activity through Team Building Made Easy, our service to you is totally FREE.

Call us on 1300 764 818 or email the team on [email protected]

Corporate Team Building activity costs vary depending on a few elements including your group size, what the activity is you are planning, whether or not you have a venue already organised (like at a conference or your office boardroom) and whether or not you want a facilitator to deliver learning based outcomes or just to run the activity on your behalf.  At Team Building Made Easy, we have a wide range of providers available to you offering Team Building activities for a both a modest or substantial budget.

No. By using the services of Team Building Made Easy, you will not be charged any hidden costs or charges.  We have arrangements in place with all our listed providers to ensure they quote to us as they would quote directly to you the user if you were to go to them directly.

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1.     Team Building Made Easy Pty Ltd is a booking agent for companies that provide team building activities. Team Building Made Easy Pty Ltd is not the provider of these activities.
2.     When you book an activity through Team Building Made Easy you are purchasing a credit for team building to the value of that booking. Subject to these terms and conditions you may use that credit for any team building activity available through Team Building Made Easy.
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3.     Bookings must be confirmed in writing by either signing and returning the Team Building Made Easy quote or by replying to the email containing the quote and clearly stating you wish to proceed with the team building activity as quoted.
4.     Once you return a confirmation by the means listed in item 3 you are committed to that booking and subject to these terms and conditions.
5. Payment must be made at the time of booking.
6.     Payment may be made by Direct Deposit, Company Cheque, Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.
 a) Payments made by Visa, Mastercard will incur a surcharge of 1.92% plus GST and for American Express it is 3.4% plus GST
Provider Terms
7.  Some Providers have specific Terms and Conditions which are in addition to these Terms and Conditions and are outlined in your quote. In the event of a conflict between these Terms and Conditions and Provider Terms and Conditions the Provider Terms and Conditions will have precedence.
Liability
8.  As a booking agent for companies providing team building activities Team Building Made Easy will not be responsible for any loss, injury or damage incurred or suffered by any participants during an activity.
9. Where any liability is transmitted through a point of law to Team Building Made Easy then the maximum aggregate liability of the Team Building Made Easy, its directors, employees, agents and servants for all claims under or relating to this contract or its subject matter is limited to an amount equal to the Fees paid by the customer under this Contract.
Dispute Resolution
10.  Should any dispute arise from an activity then as a booking agent for companies providing team building activities Team Building Made Easy will use its best endeavours to help you resolve the dispute with the provider. Please note however that as a booking agent we do not have direct control over the provider and as provided for in clause 10 of these terms and conditions any dispute and or refund will be based on the provisions of the Provider’s contract
Changes
11.  Team Building Made Easy reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time.
1.     Bookings made through Team Building Made Easy are non refundable in whole or in part.
2.   As you have purchased a “credit” you may change your booking at any time before 10 AM 14 days prior to the scheduled date for your activity or event subject to availability of alternative events.
3.   If you change your booking to a different activity that is a lower cost the balance will be held in credit towards another activity.
4.  After 10 AM 14 days prior to the scheduled date for your activity you are committed to that team building activity provider and subject to their consent and/or terms and conditions if you wish to change any aspect of your booking.

In the case of bad weather – the provider of the activity will look at the forecast with you in the week leading up to your event. Some activities can still be done in the rain, however if the weather is considered harmful to the participants then you may be able to postpone or switch to an indoor option. This would be organised in consultation with the provider running your event. An indoor venue would not be included in the price quoted and would have to be arranged.