All work and no play makes for an innovation dead-end. Encouraging creativity and innovation via play is beneficial on many levels: it can generate creative ideas for new products; it can calibrate an organization's ability to flexibly respond to future challenges; and it can also contribute to the creation of a social context that stimulates creativity in the first place.
In view of this, our company CELMONZE organized a 3 days & 2 nights of team building event this year. The main aim was to provide the employees with a safe and enjoyable experience in which to explore their own behaviours and gel like a team.
Personally, i like playing outdoor games and that why i felt excited to attend the team building event. I think that to fully appreciate the qualities my colleagues possess, i really do need to take time out and get rid of the 9-to-5 agenda. Far from wasting time, this could enable me to develop new ways of working together based on the powerful experience of shared experience.
Day 1 (Feb 26, 2012)
We played 'Ice Breakers' game in order to interact with new people or people we are not familiar with. After knowing each other, we went for obstacle challenge where teams had to help each other to overcome obstacles along the route, such as 5 feet wall, cargo net, Tarzan swing to balancing beams. This was a very good activity to demonstrate the physical aspect of team work.
Eagle Ranch Resort @ Port Dickson
What was the first thing we concerned about after arrival? No doubt, FOOD!
The warm up session where certain people were selected to dance like Ricky Martin. I didn't know how he dances, so I just shook my butt when they started playing music.
First challenge was so called 'Flying Fox'. I love this extreme game as after playing once in National Service camp, I got addicted. That's why my team members could only see my fearless face.
Yeah! Team B's slogan "HooLALA~ HooLALA~ Best of the best!"
This cargo net challenge was not as easy as it seems. I screamed when I was at the top but didn't know where to put my leg and almost lost balance. *embarrassing*
The Tarzan swing game was quite an easy task but some team members felt into the water too. Let's look at another picture where explain why i could go through this challenge without any difficulties.
We snapped a picture before going into the seminar room.
We had photography session while others were still playing 'Police and Thief'. You know why? It's because we were dead being killed by don't know which stupid police or intelligent thief in the game. *laugh*
Another game called 'Shoot You'. This was the final round where one would be eliminated and the top 3 winners would get attractive prizes. Guess what, i was not the one got eliminated. *Hooray*
What's next? Drinking session! We had beers, we sang like a superstar, we danced like LMFAO and we took as many photos as we wanted! *I had fun*
This was the room we stayed for 2 nights. Not bad, right?
Day 2 (Feb 27, 2012)
On the second day, we went to sea side. Yes, we have learned on how to build a raft and tie the knots, and then competed against other teams to grab the flag. How did my scratches come from? You know it. This activity is a good to demonstrate the importance of team cohesiveness. In the afternoon, we played indoor games which were LEGO and ECO challenge.
See, we still could enjoy taking photo while building the raft.
My team: Team B.
Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.
It was my first time playing water polo game and I love it! Thanks Andy, the photographer who took this 'look-like-gymnastics' photo.
LEGO game - a fun game to practise and enhance communication skills.
I find this picture very cute! ^,^
Another game - ECO challenge. We were given a task to build a stand by using newspapers, empty cups & sticks. First idea crossed my mind was building a KLCC but the given materials were so limited.
Prize giving ceremony
Day 3 (Feb 28, 2012)
Last day, we had the chance to become '1-day F1 racer'.
My team members. All looked very funny with the shower cap. *LOL*
My 'must-win' look. I am not good in this game. At first, i drove like a death squad and almost got hit, then i drove slowly. I always think that life is no take two.
Together We Can!!!