Doing more together! Team building events are all about an „us“ feeling. Cooperation, communication, creativity, and problem solving are the keys to a successful team event. Being outside of the office gives colleagues and bosses alike the chance to see a whole different side of each other. The woman from manufacturing has a hidden artistic side, the quiet man from accounting can secertly fix just about anything, and your boss absolutely loves to fetch you refreshments while you work on your project: positive experiences like these carry over into the workplace, leading to a more dynamic, more constructive, and more efficient team.
Team Event „Erfolgsbaum“
Tradition and corporate identity are throughly mixed in this team event!
Every May in Bavaria the famous Maypoles are hoisted up by towns big and small as they show off their teamwork and spirit. Everyone lends a hand and ever part becomes a piece of the whole. Use this custom as a starting point as you and your buisness construct your very own „Erfolgsbaum“ from the ground up.
Under the supervision of professional carpenters, painters, and florists, you and your team will work on every aspect of your tree. The tree is freed of branches and bark, painted in company colors, and the foundation is prepared. Meanwhile, the „Zunfttafeln“ (the small wooden signs attached to the sides of the pole) are painted, depicting company goals and achievements. Pine branches are tied into a wreath and are decorated with colorful ribbons. Even the poles used to errect the tree need to be made. All the groups come together at the end and hand-in-hand complete the tree. The celebratory raising of your Maypole is accompanied by a Bavarian brass band and the obligatory „Bandltanz“.
Your tree can certainly be used again after the event. For example, it can be donated to local kindergardens to be used in heating their buildings. The „Zunfttafeln“ can be hung in the office as reminder of your remarkable day.
Team Event Walkie-Talkie Expedition
Where would we be today without cell phones? Without the luxury of always being available or knowing where we are via a convinient GPS app? We’re leaving our comfort zone behind for this event, as we collect everyone’s cell phones and split into two groups. Each team leaves for a hike with a guide, a piece of a map, and a compass.
Once the half-way point is reached, each group is given a walkie-talkie and another map piece...the other teams map piece to be precise. Will you be able to help each other reach your common goal? Communication and team spirit are indispensable for this event.
Teamevent Hut Building
Charity, clients, and compassion: those are the key points that are emphasised during this program...
With waiting blueprints and plenty of materials, you’ll be ready to start building. Together in small groups, you’re masterpiece will start to take shape, whether it’ll be used later at your buisness or donated to charity. Under the supervision of trained professionals, each part of your hut will be built by your team, from the walls to the roof. You’ll be leveling, gluing, bracing, filling, carving, tying, anchoring, and everything else that goes into building so that all the pieces can come together to form a unified whole.
After finishing your hut comes the offical part: the handover. The beneficiaries thank the builders for their hard work and of course there is a cheery celebration to finish off the day.
Team Event Drum Workshop
For centuries, cultures all over the world have placed a special emphasis on „the drum“. From important events to celebrations, this musical instrument has served to bring people together, relay important messages, and to foster a spirit of oneness and unity.
The Cajon is a „box drum“ and originates from Cuba and Peru. Ready for you on work tables are all the materials you’ll need to build your own personal Cajon. Over the next couple of hours, designing, sawing, and sizing your drum is the name of the game.
Your masterpiece will be put to the test afterword in the drum workshop. Divided up into small groups, each section will work with a trainer on their collective flow. The culmination of the event is the cooperative musical performance, with everyone playing their part to create an electrifying rhythm. This serves to highlight the need to not only be able to work in a small group but also as a part of a larger entity.
Team Event Cooking
Wait a minute...didn’t we book this resturant (or hut) exclusively for dinner this evening?
Why are they sweeping up? What are the tables doing cleared off already? Where’s the chef? And the front of the house staff?
Well, get ready to pitch in, because only with teamwork can this evening be saved and turned into a group event to remember. This is of course just one scenario but: there’s still plenty of work to go around! Divided into different teams, it’s off to either the kitchen or into the dinning room as part of the wait staff.
In just a few short hours, your event (and dinner) will be created inbetween aprons, table decorations, and menus. And for a memento? A branded apron for everyone and photo documentation for those who just might want to go into the cook book buisness.
Even though you’ll be guided by professionals, the success of this event is in your hands.
Team Event Raft Building
Your team’s mission? Build a raft for you and your team members at one of the many alpine lakes in the area!
The fun starts by dividing up into small teams who’ll start working on their rafts. Using planks, barrels, rope, and plenty of elbow grease, your ship will soon be complete. And what would a raft be without a team flag? Once the building is finished, and you’re equipped with neoprene suits and life vests, it’s off to the others side of the lake.
As either a leisurely boat ride or as a race, this event can be combined with many other activities like competetive inner tube inflating, rowing, and fishing, for a complete day of fun.