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This is an article written by the Collective Works Engagement Team to share our knowledge of the Singapore Market.
September 07, 2017

Top 10 Team Building Suggestions to Nurture Your Employees (with Exclusive Discounts)

Having sat next to Robert from Finance for the past 6 months, you know that he takes his coffee strong at 9:15am, he doesn’t like to answer the phone and he always taps his pen while he’s concentrating.

What you didn’t know about Robert from Finance, is that every Friday he dons his Lycra and is one of 626 urban skaters tearing through the streets of Singapore. He also likes his Dark & Stormy on the strong side. 

We have all felt the pressure of our working environments and relationships during busy and stressful periods. We also know how important it is for our working community to feel happy in their work place. Yet our drive to initiate regular social gatherings is often filed under the 'not a priority' category.

Out of office “Team building”, a term mostly used with a #cringe is the most effective way to break down political and personal barriers amongst colleagues and to encourage communication. Working as a team in a fun capacity can show case the diversity of your work force and prove that it is indeed your greatest asset.

Activities that are overtly directed at leadership lessons or practical takeaways are less powerful. Spending time together, sharing an experience or working towards a common goal allows bonding to happen more organically and far more effectively. In this sense, the term “team building” refers to the kind that is more likely to boost morale rather than direct productivity. But depending on your point of view the two often come hand in hand.

Here are a few local companies making your team building activities fun.

TRAVEL:

Adventures by Asian Detours

A 10-minute boat ride will have you and your team in Pulau Ubin, a tranquil and rustic island just off the north-east coast of Singapore. Experience village living reminiscent of Singapore in the 1960’s and enjoy kayaking trips through the mangroves or cycling along the islands coast.

Collective Works members can enjoy 10% discount off bookings made for groups of 15 or more before 31st December 2017 *T&C apply.

 

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The Royal Albatross

After a 6-year transformation, The Royal Albatross exudes style and opulence throughout her 3 deck levels. Treat your team to a luxury cruise on board the Royal Albatross with dinner and cocktails or take part in team building activities during your private charter. Proposed games during a private charter for teambuilding include Sail training, Navigation, Rig climbing and other challenging hands-on activities. For more information on the team building charter, please email reservations@tallship.com.sg.

Our readers can enjoy a discount on Sunset Sail corporate group bookings by quoting Collective Works when making a reservation through reservations@tallship.com.sgValid until 22nd December 2017 *T&C apply.

Collective Works members are entitled to 10% discount on individual Sunset Sail bookings by entering coupon collectiveworks10 online *T&C apply.

 

ACTIVE:

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Red Dynasty Paintball Park

Roll up the sleeves on your jumpsuit and get ready to run and dive your way out of the line of fire! Teamwork and determination, not merely strength, speed or agility, are keys to success in this sport. Corporate packages are available in 2 locations across the island.

Collective Works members can enjoy a FREE UPGRADE of 50 paintballs each until the 31st December 2017 *T&C apply.

Forest Adventure

This tree top course will put your balance and your nerves to the test across 44 obstacles. “Our corporate programmes are designed for co-workers to share unique and valuable experience together – A small investment that goes a long way.”

Bounce

Introducing Singapore’s free jumping revolution. The X-park Ninja Warrior course combines elements of climbing, jumping and free running.

“The health benefits of X-park are not only limited to the body. Negotiating the obstacles exercises the brain, as each requires practice of quick, instinctive decision-making. Subsequently, confidence, creativity and a positive attitude are acquired.” 

 

MENTAL:

Captivate Escape Room

Use your team’s individual strengths to puzzle your way out of locked rooms and unusual situations. “Keen observation, problem-solving skills, and effective communication are essential in order to beat the clock. It is the perfect activity for corporate groups to come together for one unique and engaging purpose. Build up your team’s ability to problem solve together and be entertained in the process.”

 

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The Birkman Method (TBM)  

TBM is a multi-dimensional assessment that delivers motivational, behavioural and occupational data - bringing clarity and confidence to individuals, while allowing teams to map their strengths, perspectives and blind spots. It creates a common language for communication within teams, providing a positive and objective approach to conflict resolution, team-building, expansion and leadership. 

The Collective Works Team have been using TBM for several years now and have found it to be an invaluable tool.

Our readers can enjoy 20% discount on the expresso package. A self-development platform designed to get everyone working on their own personal, professional and career development. Now available with video and print materials which can be used to facilitate your own half day workshop, or use as self-paced learning.

In addition to 20% discount on the Signature Package, the new flagship Birkman report and Coaching Conversation Packages. 

For more information and to redeem this offer until the end of September 2017 please contact sales@elaura.com quoting EXPSEPT17 for the expresso package or SIGSEPT17 for the Signature package.

Collective Works members benefit from offers for an extended period until 31st December 2017. Discount codes available upon request * T&C apply.

 

FOOD AND BEVERAGE:

Food Rebel

Take your team on a healthy culinary experience with the original food rebels. Elika (owner of Kitchen by Food Rebel) and Dominique (owner of Nurture your happiness) will introduce you to the world of Mekhala Living products during one of their cooking classes. If that doesn’t tickle your taste buds try one of the Raw Desert cooking demonstrations or learn how to ferment your own food.

Collective Works members are entitled to 10% discount at Kitchen by Food Rebel on Stanley Street *T&C apply.

 

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Ginett

Enjoy a meter-long cheese and deli meat board at Ginett in stylish and contemporary surroundings.

Collective Works members benefit from a 10% discount using their Britcham card * T&C apply.

Leelas Chocolate

Hand craft your own delicious chocolate treats during one of Leelas popular chocolate making classes. For true chocolate connoisseurs invite Leela to deliver a chocolate appreciation session at your event. You will sample varieties of European couverture chocolate, pure chocolate, and premium truffles including Rosemary & Olive Oil, Aperol, Whiskey, and Chai.

Our readers can enjoy 10% discount off bookings made before 15th November 2017 quoting LEELAS10% *T&C apply.

Through the stress of our daily work life, it is important to remember that the person on the end of the phone or behind the email is a real human, who might want to go on an adventure or share a glass of vino with you!

Sometimes, a simple get together over drinks might just be what you need. Check out our members' favourite watering holes in the CBD.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Helen is the Community Engagement Consultant for Collective Works where she is responsible for the attraction engine of the business. She works across marketing and membership teams to create a full and engaging work environment for our members. Helen strongly believes that the success of our clients is the best indicator of our success as a host space.

Having arrived in Singapore in July 2017, Helen is a new face to Singapore and is excited to travel and explore the surrounding cultures. With a background in multimedia and graphic design as well as firefighting, she is enthusiastic about working in such a dynamic community.

Visit her author bio page to find out more about Helen and connect with her social profiles.

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