Sunday, November 11, 2012

Creative Teambuilding

Add great value to your conference, meeting or incentive trip by incorporating a fun and active team building event with specific focus on your themes and objectives.

Our Creative Teambuilding events offer participants unforgettable experiences while breaking down barriers and building strong bonds between team members. Events are proven to create powerful interaction and group energy amongst all participants. Our creative team building events are classified under 6 abilities (innovateability, createability, exploreability, rhythmability, businessability, interactability), emphasizing the core ability that participants will take away from the event, which can be directly applied to the workplace.

Bridging the Divide

Each team’s bridge will need to be big enough, strong enough and stable enough to allow a large remote controlled vehicle to safely cross it. Bridges will be creatively decorated and “branded” by each team. Awards are given for the most creative engineering design, most attractive decoration, best branding, lowest budget etc.

The final construction component of the event sees each teams’ bridge being installed as part of the huge, extended company bridge – thus each team is not only focusing on their task but also playing their vital role in the success of a large company project.

The exciting grand finale involves driving a remote controlled vehicle over the total length of the extended bridge.

A fun, engaging, hands on event with very powerful metaphors - where all departments of an organisation strive towards their own goals but also play a vital role in the bigger picture of the organization goals. The efforts of ALL teams are literally “linked” together in a powerful demonstration of the Power of One.

Flat Out

This imaginative challenge sees teams building a life sized vehicle in the shape of a rickshaw, chariot or boat from huge sheets of cardboard while working from blueprints with demanding specifications. Simultaneously, smaller groups operate on various allied tasks before the vehicle is finally assembled. As with any large-scaled build, operational success means co-ordinated team effort, effective communication and a big dose of lateral thinking and creativity.

Teams then put their personal stamp on their vehicles, customising them with dazzling designs and colours or they can choose to make a statement with their corporate logos, strap-lines and colours.

The final challenge is to use the vehicles to negotiate around a testing course, or in the case of the boat across the high seas (or a nice safe resort lagoon or pool).

All of which is easier said than done for there are challenges along the way before they are home and able to celebrate their achievement.

Depending on location, various plans are available enabling the vehicles to be ‘road’ worthy on sand, grass, tarmac or conference carpet!

Pure excitement and fun can be the goal, or business focused objectives can be addressed as the ‘flat pack’ concept can be designed and adapted as required.

Flat Out is a truly memorable way to encourage team ingenuity, an energised atmosphere and good-natured competitiveness at a conference.

Fifteen Famous Minutes

Stay and watch the credits of a movie and you can’t help but be amazed at the number of people and skills it takes to turn an idea into a cinema blockbuster. Just what it takes to get a team together to create a movie is encapsulated in 15 Famous Minutes. It brings all the glitz, glamour, creativity and hard work of Hollywood right into your conference – delivering an experience that is lots of fun and hugely entertaining from start to finish.

Teams are challenged to make their own 15-minute version of a famous Hollywood all-time classic movie. Each team’s studio is kitted out with everything they need to turn the supplied detailed synopsis of their allotted film into movie magic including: costumes; props; make-up; music; lights; and the all-important camera; right down to clapper-boards and directors’ chairs. As film-making is a complex business, skilled technical support is always on-hand and participants will be given extra guidance with acting, make-up and camera workshops.

Time is tight, so teamwork, strategy and efficient implementation of roles and tasks will be critical to success. Planning, scripting and rehearsing soon give way to on-location shooting – perhaps the biggest challenge of 15 Famous Minutes. As all editing takes place in-camera, every shot must be meticulously planned and shot in sequence.

15 Famous Minutes ends with a premiere showing all the films at an Oscars-style award ceremony where the efforts of everyone are recognised and enjoyed.

The Great Race

Teams follow clues to locate and travel between specific checkpoint locations around the city. At each checkpoint, teams must complete a cultural, logical or active problem solving challenge to earn points before receiving information as to the specific location of their next destination. Challenges are all customized for the specific city and preferences of the client. Teams will need to source information, collect certain items and use local knowledge.

Teams will be required to find and utilise various transport methods to travel to each checkpoint. Transportation may include boats, buses, trains and of course walking! Each team will have an equipment pack with a map, compass, Polaroid camera and informational material. Teams will also take a series of specified team photos at fixed locations around the city to earn bonus points.

There can be some Pitstops along the route where lunch or refreshments are provided.

The event is competitive but there are ample opportunities for teams to create alliances to share information, to help or to hinder other teams. Bonuses can be earned for great performances and high levels of teamwork and point penalties will be incurred for breaking rules.

The Great Race is an active, fast moving dynamic event that fully involves all participants while providing a unique and fun way to explore the city. Strong teams are built by working together in a fun, fast moving competitive environment.


Without doubt BeatsWork is the most exhilarating teambuilding activity to sweep the world. Using the infectious rhythms of samba, BeatsWork transforms a group of individuals into a giant percussion band – with each person playing their part, in time and on cue.

Starting in small groups with a professional percussionist, your team is taught the basics of samba beats and breaks. Starting by drumming on their bodies they soon move on to real instruments with each group learning a different instrument and rhythm. As confidence and ability grows the groups are brought together in preparation for a stunning and pulsating finale of epic proportions.

With BeatsWork everyone is involved. Even the most reserved characters are soon beaming from ear to ear as they stamp, beat, shake and drum in rhythm with their colleagues.

The perfect example of teamwork at its best, BeatsWork demonstrates that when individuals work in rhythm together as a team they become an unstoppable force.

As the originators of this powerful teambuilding experience we believe we are the best and most experienced providers of drum-based teambuilding. We were the first to introduce ‘corporate Samba’ to the UK and now more than 50,000 people have drummed with us – that’s 50,000 spines that have been tingled and 50,000 hearts that have beat as one.

If creating a sense of unity and shared achievement is important to you, unleash your team on BeatsWork – it will bring out the beat in them.

Trade Winds

Avast me hearties! There’s a fortune to be made on the high seas, so hoist the Jolly Roger, cast off and make sail for Trade Winds — a fun, fast-moving and highly immersive pirate-themed game that explores the skills of negotiation, information gathering and network building.

The game is set in Port Royal, Jamaica in the 17th Century. It is a time of great opportunity for the wise and quick-witted, but a treacherous place for the ill-informed. Each team plays the crew of a pirate ship that arrives with a few possessions to trade and some valuable information. Their goal is to accumulate treasure, by using their information, as they build relationships and deal with the other pirates and traders in port.

Trade Winds is easy to understand but a real challenge to play. After the short briefing the adventure starts and builds to what becomes a frenzy of trading and dealing. To be a successful pirate in Trade Winds requires more than good networking. It will also take ruthless negotiation, creative thinking and strategic planning to become the richest crew in port.

This is an incredibly versatile activity that can be played in just one hour. It is also a lot of fun, with hats, costumes, parrots on shoulders, eye-patches and music, enhancing the pirate atmosphere. Add some Caribbean food, room theme and Trade Winds becomes the centrepiece of an unforgettable conference that will put the ‘yo ho ho’ into every participant.

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