Mix Magazine, a prominent Asia's creative media on meetings, published an article covering interviews with Andrew and Gaia Grant of Tirian on tips for meaningful team building events.
You might be a project manager who's been placed in charge of planning a major event for your company. Perhaps you have limited resources or limited time to find viable options for team building.
What's incredibly important is not only making the event memorable, but also creating a meaningful experience that will actively improve how the teams work.
Intelligent team building occurs when the content is based on good quality research and relevant facts that connect with the participants' experiences.
Below are key points of things organisers need to focus on when planning a team building event to ensure experience is effective and the results are resonate:
- How should we engage the participants?
- What are the internal relationships like?
- What role does competition play?
- Is the experience the right experience for the group?
You might be surprised at the results that can be achieved when you focus on both high quality team development outcomes and having a highly memorable and engaging experience.
Tirian's Most Popular Team Building & Leadership Programs
Tirian design special team building and leadership programs customized for the needs of agile & modern teams. With a wealth of experience in corporate team building activities, team building games and team building training.
Tirian can offer your organization a wide selection of unique team building programs and/or customize them to perfectly suit your organization needs.
From our wide range of unique team building and leader development programs, there are some that we'd recommend based on previous success:
Exploring potential for maximum individual and team performance
A fascinating simulated journey into outer space, where teams are required to travel beyond the known boundaries of simple group behavior to discover the potential of effective team networking through a series of simple but challenging exercises or ‘missions’
Recognizing the individual’s roles and responsibilities in the context of a team
A hilarious murder mystery session run by professional actors in which participants work together in teams to solve clues and learn more about themselves and others in the process
Developing mental strategies for maximizing potential
An interactive sports challenge which assists with finding the ‘links’ between personal competence and performance
Dealing with the silo mentality through learning to share resources, as well as negotiating using win/win strategies for superior solutions
Resource management exercise learning to deal with the changing seasonal challenges faced by fictional isolated mountainside communities
Dealing with the pressures faced by diverse teams in challenging scenarios - creating common perspectives and language to streamline communication across barriers
A dramatic themed program that simulates an expedition to Antarctica to look at the effects of pressure on teams
Balancing individual and group competition through recognizing different needs and perspectives within a team
A complex team puzzle challenge based on historical accounts from the ancient era of Angkor Wat involving cooperative negotiation and collaborative problem solving
Encouraging team awareness and developing teamwork strategies
Developing survival strategies through participating in simple physical initiative exercises in a ‘deserted island’ environment to achieve effective teamwork
Identifying major features of the team and developing strategies for ‘mapping the team’
An exciting adventure journey that involves racing through an unknown area and mapping the key features in order to reveal team dynamics
Factor X ™
Understanding the basic importance of team building concepts, and developing effective communication for creative problem solving
A fun reality game show-like program with simple mental and physical team building exercises
Identifying the elements of community and defining corporate identity and building community support within the organization
An opportunity to explore the dimensions of corporate culture and community through recreating the elements of a unified authentic Balinese celebration
Creating a unified combined outcome through coordinating efforts within and between teams
A colorful ‘cultural adventure’ that involves coordinating the re-enactment of famous cultural myths through designing, building and racing traditional devices
Take 2 ™
Utilizing story as a means of changing organizational culture
An energetic interactive program that provides the opportunity for participants to create their own movie representation of the company culture
Understanding and communicating the organizational values and vision
Designing, building and marketing a new appliance in an ‘Apprentice’ style project which focuses on finding the identifying features of the organization and representing them through the product
Discover how to find innovative solutions and improve systems and processes in your own organization.
A unique experiential learning hands on exercise. It simulates the problems of a non-productive company, and addresses the issues of customer dissatisfaction, low staff morale, and failing organizational processes.
Understanding the need for crisis awareness , and developing strategies for managing individuals and teams in crisis situations
A realistic, fast paced and intellectually demanding simulation exercise designed to promote dialogue and assist individuals with understanding the issues related to crisis and reputation management
Building awareness of the need for practical support within the organization and creating systems for support
A program which encourages positive supporting values by building equipment and/or structures for developing communities in need
Setting and achieving goals while coping with change
Jungle themed initiative activities involving tribal competitors which focus on learning effective planning and multi-tasking to achieve set goals
Planning, coordinating and communicating to achieve goals – forming strategies to cope with unpredictability
An exciting whitewater rafting adventure which emphasizes effective project planning, coordination and communication in the face of unpredictable challenges