Corporate Team Offsite

“You can do what I cannot do, I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do greater things.”

There is a treasure hidden behind this simple looking sentence uttered by none other than our Mother Teresa. When the shared efforts are contributed for a shared vision, the success is definitely not far off.

Be it arranging training sessions for new recruits or time to take key strategic decisions, corporate team offsite is used extensively by the companies. The team is formed, the venue is organised, agenda is set, nitty gritty is taken care of. The team go, attend the meetings and take down the minutes or attend the training and feel elated and return to work. Back to routine, entry, monotonous job, challenges, conflicts, go back home, sleep, wake up, back to routine…..the cycle goes on and on. Team offsite comes and go without creating any impact. When Trebound organises your corporate offsite, the success is ensured.

Why do corporate offsite fail in bringing the targeted results?

When the corporate offsite effectiveness is measured, the organizations realize that the minutes are saved but the hours are lost. True that the corporate team offsite meetings end up having less to no impact either on the teams or on the organizations as a whole. Beyond making agenda, it could be the team outing place chosen for offsite or the team building activities designed to address the goal the reason for such failures. The corporate offsite themes designed by Trebound ensures success and higher ROI.

How can a team building activity go wrong and impact the corporate offsite negatively?

The HR team or the organization's committee could have gone with some adventure theme based activity when the team offsite is organized to make important key decisions. Even though the adventure based team outing sounds excited, it may not be the right choice if the meeting is scheduled to make strategic changes in the organizations. When the team is physically drained, it affects the thinking ability temporarily. Hence, it is important to choose the right offsite team building activity.

The sudden change in the physical activity like adventure sports can be compared to the mentality of workaholics. Such sudden drain in physical activity could trigger the energy levels differently. This change can be compared to the way the workaholics think and work. Their thinking pattern becomes very narrow and they often miss to think through different perspectives. It also becomes tough for them to understand and agree to other’s perspectives. Likewise, when the team who needs to use their thinking ability a lot, if they are put in an activity where they get drained physically, their decision-making ability can be seriously impacted. Trebound takes extra care in these aspects while planning corporate offsite activities

It is highly important to choose the correct offsite team building activity based on who is there in the team and what is the goal of the corporate offsite.

Check our ‘the Actuator game' which can help in building a path to share a vision, working in the collaborative mode, better planning of communication strategies and the impact of all these attributes in making the key decisions.

Trust walk is another team building offsite activity we organised for a larger group where the leadership and Trust nurturing ability needed to be enhanced. To define through the words from Simon Sinek, the motivational speaker & a marketing consultant, “Team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other.”

This simple looking activity is highly powerful, helps to build leadership skills, mentoring/guiding ability, improving trust factor among team members during team offsite. The communication and collaborative skills needed to put in greater use to accomplish the assigned task here. Beyond that, the team takes in risk while participating in the activity which enhanced risk identifying and managing ability in the team members.

Team Engagement Games impacting the team offsite

The team engagements games need to be chosen based on lot many factors. We discussed team engagement activities earlier. We need to be careful about the games we organise as well. It is important to understand the purpose behind the team game. Then, the number of participants, age groups, organizational level, etc., to be considered.

If the attendees are fresher trainees, lot games can be conducted where they are made to physically run, communicate and collaborate among themselves. Recently, we made a large group of participants playing water volleyball team game. The facilitator from Trebound grouped the participants into two teams. The fun part here is the teams are made to stand against each other on the same side of the net. The satin cloth was given to the teams which they need to use it as a goalpost. The opposite team throw volleyball, a balloon filled with water, towards the other team. Unless the defensive team catches the ball using the satin cloth as a goalpost, the water splashes on them. Laughter, fun, and adaptability lead to lot motivation and improved strategic thinking & collaborative skills.

Can venue be the problem in choosing the corporate offsite?

When you are choosing the venue for training, it is important to consider various factors when you are doing it as team offsite. The training sessions might require internet access, facilities to use the properties, workstations, etc., If it is going to be only team engagement activities during the corporate offsite, we at Trebound suggest doing it in a resort type atmosphere. We have engagement with various resorts within the city limits. Even if it is going to be the combination of professional training and team building activities during corporate offsite, doing it in a resort within city limits where the internet access like technical support doesn't pose an issue. However, when the training involves utilizing various technology-specific activities where the venue was chosen cannot accomplish such requirements, the entire effort goes into waste.

There are key points you need to check before deciding the venue

Location: If the team is attending day session but for a week-long duration, the approach to the location needs to be considered. Wasting too much in commuting will cause additional human hours and impacting the outcome. Based on the team and duration, choosing the right location makes a greater impact in the corporate offsite outcome.

Event Model: The specific room where the main event will be occurring need to be carefully chosen based on a number of participants. Also, the mode of the session, like a classroom model, round table conference, stand up meetings, need to be considered before choosing the specific arena for conducting corporate offsite. One also needs to identify the needs whether to conduct the event in the outdoor or indoor.

For example, the Trust Walk activity we conducted to instill Trust factor among team members cannot be conducted in the indoor set-up. We cannot bring in the impact the activity needs to create in the mindset of the participants. Whereas ‘the Actuator' activity can be conducted either indoor or outdoor.

Ambiance: Peaceful ambiance with the perfect audio setting is extremely important while having team offsite sessions. If you are choosing an outdoor arena for conducting any team building activity, make sure that the acoustics are arranged well so that the speaker will be well audible so that the efforts are reaped well. The seasons are to be considered while looking for the right ambiance. If the corporate offsite requires certain activities to be conducted outdoor during monsoon, appropriate steps to be taken care of in case of rains.

Not knowing the attendees can lead to failed corporate offsite events

More than the numbers, it is essential for the organiser to understand the type of people attending the offsite event. Experts suggest not to have a big group during offsite if it is going to be the strategic meeting of key organizational initiatives. This makes it important to choose the attendees carefully. The people who need to attend the event can be from different sectors of the organizations, cross-functional teams, having different tenure in the organization or from varied levels. This way, the topics can be discussed and heard from different perspectives.

The number of attendees varies based on event type. If the organization in hiring spree may want to conduct training sessions for larger groups. In such scenario, the venue, amenities, arrangements should be organized to accommodate various needs of the trainees.

Overall, fun filled team offsite will be successful if all the attributes discussed here are given utmost care and attention. Fun is important, no fun only work atmosphere will create the negative impact on the results. At the same, too much fun will kill the essence as well. The balancing act is highly important while organising the team offsite corporate events.

Corporate offsite Team Building Activities

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The Actuator

  • Outdoor
  • Large Groups
  • Medium groups

The Actuator

Teams build a creative automated machine to perform a simple everyday task. The Actuator has been rated as one of the best activities.
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Water Volleyball

  • Outdoor
  • Large Groups
  • Beach Activities

Water Volleyball

Water Volleyball is a fun team building activity, this is volleyball played with water balloons. This activity brings in team collaboration.
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Trust Walk

  • Outdoor
  • Large Groups
  • Jungle Based

Trust Walk

The Trust Walk is a team building activity that helps people practice trusting each other around obstacles.
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Treasure Hunt and Paint the canvas

Race the challenge is an absolute high-energy team building activity which aims at keeping every single person on your team on their toes
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Double Dragon

  • Outdoor
  • Large Groups

Double Dragon

Double Dragon is a fantastic team building activity which requires the team to work together and race through checkpoints.
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F1 Challenge

  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Large Groups

F1 Challenge

The Formula One Challenge is an interactive activity where the team will be challenged to build a custom concept car.
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Holey Pipes

  • Outdoor
  • Large Groups

Holey Pipes

Holey pipes is a fun outdoor team building activity that challenges the teams to race against the clock to try and fish out a ball placed at
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Jumbo Cricket

  • Outdoor
  • Large Groups

Jumbo Cricket

Jumbo Cricket is our version of Cricket with a huge implication on Team work. This game will make every cricket loving team fall in love wit
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Jumbo Volleyball

  • Outdoor
  • Large Groups

Jumbo Volleyball

This is volleyball…Jumbo size!! The diameter of the ball used in this team building activity is approximately twice height of an average hum
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Junkyard Sales

  • Outdoor
  • Indoor

Junkyard Sales

The Junkyard sales team building activity is perfect for a sales & marketing team or any team that handles a lot of client/ customer interac
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Key Punch

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

Key Punch

The aim of Key Punch teambuildig activity is to ensure that the given task of collecting the keys in a numbered order is completed before ot
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Kontiki Boat Building Challenge

The Kontiki Boat Building challenge is highly engaging and fun team building activity that is set to make your team have a splash of a time!
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Multi Ball Ring

  • Outdoor
  • Large Groups

Multi Ball Ring

The Multi-Ball Ring is a upgraded version of the common Ball and Ring activity. This team building activity deals with quality delivery.
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Pipeline

  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Large Groups

Pipeline

This pipeline team building activity provides an excellent opportunity for examining customer satisfaction issues, and even internal satisfa
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Pyramid Building

  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Large Groups

Pyramid Building

Pyramid building team activity caters to large teams where the teams are broken up into smaller units, who are then challenged to build thei
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Raft Building

  • Outdoor
  • Large Groups
  • Water Based

Raft Building

Trebound’s Raft Building and Racing team building activity is a highly interactive and creative activity which gets the whole team working t
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Roller Coaster

  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Large Groups

Roller Coaster

Roller Coaster Ball team building activity is a highly energetic and practical activity that energises any course or training event.
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Spider Web

  • Outdoor
  • Jungle Based

Spider Web

Spider’s Web team building activity is an excellent, but more advanced activity. It requires your group to work at a slightly higher level o
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Tetris Tower

  • Outdoor
  • Indoor

Tetris Tower

The tetris team building game heavily pushes teams to think and work as a single unit, be in sync and focus on the task at hand, coordinate
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The Interlocker

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

The Interlocker

The Interlocker team building activity is one of the most power tools we use for our outbound training program, it based around problem solv
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Tic Tac Toe

  • Outdoor
  • Indoor

Tic Tac Toe

Tic Tac Toe team building game is magnified version of the same game we used to play in our good old school days in the back pages of our no
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Remoto Car Challenge

Remoto car Challenge is a one part collaboration and one part competition. Teams work together to build bridges that form the circuit
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Drum Jam Session

  • Indoor
  • Large groups

Drum Jam Session

Hear the Music & Feel the Beat!!! Reduce stress, build intellectual skills in your corporate team through our Drum Jam Session.

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