Nowadays, Many corporates are investing in outbound training. As a part of it, Team Building Games are really fun and easy ways to learn different aspects of the team. With the same purpose, we got a call to organize a corporate team outing for a shipping company in Mumbai. If you are also looking for team outing organizer for your company, please inquire with Small Steps Adventures – Team Building activities for corporate.
Recce for Corporate Outdoor Training
Retreat heritage was the hotel that the client had booked for a weekend. As per the discussion, two sessions in a day, before and after lunch was planned with a total of 6 team building games and few energizers. Next day company was planning overnight Pawna Lake Camping in Lonavala.
Two days before, we went for a recce to know the area available for activity. There were two conference halls; one large and one small. To our surprise, there was no lawn area. We asked the HR of shipping company i.e. our client to please confirm the same. We came to know that we can’t conduct lawn activities. So we requested to keep parking lot empty which was a quite long rectangular stretch. Also, we planned to use swimming area for a few activities. Overall, our recce helped us a lot to plan activities within the limited area. This reduced our pressure till the event date.
Team outing event day
As usual, our team reached before time with all equipment and set up material on Saturday morning. After breakfast, we kept the activity sets ready. However, I asked the manager to keep the parking lot empty so that outdoor team activities would be conducted smoothly. The team arrived one hour late. But everyone was quick to grab some bite of bread butter, before entering the conference hall. The team was very much eager to start with the team outing and so was the Instructor.
With the Introduction, we started with few energizers and then we formed 6 teams of 10 members each. Our instructor is very much experienced and he knew very well how to form diverse teams. It was a mixture of senior and junior, admins and HRs.
Team Building Games Session
With all the enthusiastic employees of Shipping corporate, we started briefing for the day. A shared safety measure that everyone had to follow. We usually carry a first aid kit for an emergency. But, prevention is better than cure.
The facilitator started explaining the rules of the first game. There was a time frame given to ask if teams have any doubts related. All activities were time bounded and we have appointed a timer boy to keep an eye on watch along with maintaining a score sheet. We played 2 more games before lunch.
After the first energetic session, everyone was hungry. Amazing buffet was kept ready with Veg and Non Veg delicacies. Corporate team was very quick to finish lunch within an hour. Everyone assembled in the conference with the sluggish feeling. To make everyone energetic, facilitator planned some fantastic energizers. After which, he took indoor craft team building activities. During this session, all teams were trying very hard to earn maximum points. Water activity was the most enjoyed by everyone.
We got a request from an employee for the tea break. With the completion of all planned indoor & outdoor team building games, we just kept briefing and winner announcement for the last small evening Session.
As per the request from the HR team, we have to select top performers in both the sessions. As there were two gifts or vouchers, we calculated scores for both the session individually. Each winning team got vouchers from Small Steps Adventures worth Rs 500 per person and cash of Rs. 1000 per person from the HR team of a shipping company.
In the end, we asked a young team about their learning from Team Building Games. And, we got a lot of good words. Our team was happy as shipping corporate employees learned a lot of things and enjoyed the training games.