Top 25 Corporate Team Building Activities for 2019

Top 25 Corporate Team Building Activities for 2019

2018 has come and gone. How did your team perform last year? Is your team in tip-top shape? Do they look like working life is starting to get to them? Working too long in the same company setting can be dull and monotonous at times. What your team probably needs is a little spice in their working life and reawaken that passion they had when they first started working for your company.

 

At this point, you’ve probably heard of corporate team building activities. Those silly social activities that supposedly build rapport among employees and improve overall productivity in a company. Well, you’re not entirely wrong. Choosing the wrong team building activities not only brings no benefit to the company, but also make it awkward for employees joining the activity.

 

When looking for corporate team building activities, you must make sure that these activities develop crucial soft skills in your employees that will improve their overall performance for the company. Skills like teamwork, communication, focus, leadership, and creativity are some of the things that your employees should be able to take away from when joining these activities. Above all these activities must also be fun for the employees. Statistics show that employees are able to retain the skills they’ve learned during an activity when they are actually having fun.

 

Want your team to perform well this year? Here are our recommendations for the top 25 corporate team building activities you should totally try out this 2019 along with a rating chart on how these activities benefit you and your team.

 

 
 

1. Night Hiking


In the night, you need to be more alert to not get lost or trip over. This unique team building activity helps breed familiarity among employees and they stumble through the cool night air and share personal experiences with each other to pass the time. This, in turn, allows team members to communicate better with each other as they get to know each other better. Ladies would especially love this activity because it won’t be as hot during the day and the promise of encountering nocturnal animals you normally won’t see during the day makes it a memorable exciting adventure that they can share with all their friends. Nothing says team building like a shared experience together in the dark!


Personal Benefits:

Leadership-1  

Teamwork-3

Communication-5

Focus-4

Fun-4

Check it out here!

 

 

2. ATV rides.


ATV also know as All Terrain Vehicles is a quad bike used mainly to traverse the difficult terrains of the jungle. These vehicles are typically driven by a single person but usually, you travel in packs to ensure you don’t get lost in the jungle. Experience the thrill of off-road driving at its finest and race your team through the thick jungles of Malaysia. ATV rides require good communication, navigation skills and focus in order to not lose track of your team in the jungle. With better communication skills, your team will also be able to navigate themselves through difficult conversations and work well together in a team. To think all is possible thanks to an exciting bonding race in the jungle!


Personal Benefits:

Leadership-1  

Teamwork-3

Communication-5

Focus-4

Fun-5

Check it out here!

 

3. Sushi/Kimbap Making Challenge


Making sushi may sound like a bad idea for team building, but there is plenty to be taken away from this tasty activity. According to the Japanese, one requires 10 years of practice in order to master the art sushi making. But for self-consumption, knowing the basics should serve you well. For the challenge of making sushi, each team member must understand the task given to them before proceeding working together assembling the sushi. Each part of the sushi making process from designing to preparing the ingredients to portioning the sushi to final assembly and presentation all require careful planning, great verbal and nonverbal communication and creativity from each team member. It’s these soft skills used in making sushi as a team that makes it’s a great corporate team building activity. Besides that, your team will also be rewarded for all their hard work with the delicious sushi that they’ve made.

Company Benefits:

Trust- 5

Creativity- 4

Planning- 5

Adaptability- 4

Communication- 5

Check it out here!

 

 

4. Paintball shooting

Nothing promotes teamwork better than pitting two teams against each other in all-out war. Paintball shooting is a mock battlefield with guns that shoot harmless paint bullets. Separate into 2 teams and take to the artificial battlefield. Dodge, chase, and pepper the opposing team with a hail of paint bullets! You only have 150 bullets to work with, make every single one count! In this exercise, teamwork, communication, and quick thinking are needed to win a war. These skills can be applied in a sales setting to as your sales team reignite their fighting spirit after this intense activity. Develop a clear mind, a go-getter attitude and a never give up mindset that is perfect for your sales team to persevere through tough financial times.


Personal Benefits:

Leadership-3  

Teamwork-4

Communication-4

Focus-5

Fun-5

 


5. Kimchi Making


Did you know? Kimchi recipes are traditionally passed down from mothers to daughters for them to be good housewives to their husbands. While the recipes for kimchi making may not be a secret anymore, it can still be a fun and delicious activity for team building.  Like with any other cooking activity, there are plenty of steps involved to make a finished product. Learn the process involved in kimchi making and work together in order to assemble the finished product. From the arduous task of squeezing excess water from the salted cabbage to packing in the seasoning paste between the cabbage leaves, all these require excellent communication between team members to get done as fast as possible. In the end, teams benefit from improved communication and also delicious handmade kimchi.

Company Benefits:

Trust- 4

Creativity- 3

Planning- 5

Adaptability- 4

Communication- 5

Check it out here!

 

6. Kayaking

Kayaking may seem like a relaxing activity but in reality, for two people controlling a kayak, they need to communicate and work together as a cohesive unit to move the kayak in the intended direction. Kayaking may be a great chance for the guys on the team to take charge and show off to the ladies. For team building suggestions, you can make teams race each other from one end to the other. This activity is a good team bonding experience for your employees as nothing says fun and relaxing as cooperating together on a cooling activity on a hot day.


Personal Benefits:

Leadership-4  

Teamwork-5

Communication-4

Focus-3

Fun-4

 

7. Bento Making Challenge


Bento’s are not just your typical takeaways. There is an art to it that makes bentos unique. The great thing about bentos is that they are extremely customizable. For that reason alone learning how to make bentos can also be made into a corporate team building activity. In this team building activity, participants will learn how to make bentos and compete with each other in making the most creative and beautiful looking bento. Careful planning, creativity, and communication are very important in order to win. Through this activity, your team will be able to enhance their core communication skills in order to achieve a common goal.

Company Benefits:

Trust- 4

Creativity- 5

Planning- 5

Adaptability- 3

Communication- 5

Check it out here!

 

 

8. Dirt biking

Get down and dirty as you go through bike courses of various terrains with your team. The thrill of riding at 60km/h through a dirt course is something you must experience yourself in order to understand. But don’t be mistaken, as a beginner, you will fall many times during the learning process. Don’t worry though, even if you fall you will not get any serious injuries. You’ll just be aching, dirty and embarrassed that your team saw you fail. You will get to laugh back at them when they fall too, so it’s all fair. Dirt biking requires quick thinking preparedness, knowing when to switch gears and above all dirt biking also teaches humility. Know any members of your team who needs to learn all that? Then take them dirt biking and show them that dirt biking is no different compared to company work.

 


Personal Benefits:

Leadership- 2

Teamwork- 3

Communication- 5

Focus-5

Fun-5

 

9. Brownie Galore (workshop)


Baking brownies is a rewarding team building experience with a sweet treat at the end. Make brownies is no easy task, there are multiple steps involved in which each must be done in the correct order or else it will end up being inedible. Because of this, each team member must understand their task at hand and the leader must facilitate the process along with clear communication skills. Baking brownies is no different than another task to be done in a team. While the methods may be different, the process remains the same. Ultimately this shared experience of working together to create a delicious treat is something that builds trust among teammates.

Company Benefits:

Trust- 4

Creativity- 3

Planning- 4

Adaptability- 5

Communication- 5

Check it out here!

10. Indoor Rock Climbing

Bring your team rock climbing indoors and challenge them to something different for once. Instead of facing a metaphorical wall at work, show them that the trick to facing the “wall” is to just start climbing 1 step at a time. Even if they slip up, it is perfectly ok because they are professionals of their own relevant field, not rock climbing. Get your team to cheer each other on as they do their best to accomplish this physically difficult task. Indoor Rock Climbing requires strength, agility, and quick thinking to identify the difficulty of the routes available before attempting to get to the top of the rock wall. This will ensure that your team will be more generally focused at work and overall work efficiency will surely improve.


Personal Benefits:

Leadership- 2

Teamwork- 3

Communication- 4

Focus-5

Fun- 4

 

11. Sin-Free Desserts (workshop)


Desserts are sinful temptresses of the foodie world. They are delicious, sugary and chock full of calories making them absolutely sinful to who cannot resist them. Learn how to make healthy, low-calorie, sin-free desserts in this delicious team building activity. The pressure is on when made into a competition to create the most visually amazing dessert between teams.  What makes this activity perfect for team building is that it enhances communication skills, requires teams to perform in stressful situations, and lastly promotes a healthy lifestyle without compromising one’s love for desserts.

Company Benefits:

Trust- 4

Creativity- 5

Planning- 3

Adaptability- 4

Communication- 5

Check it out here!

 

12 . Diving with sharks

Bertrand Rusell once said: “To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom”. Based on statistics, 85% of the people who fear sharks is all thanks to the pop culture creature feature “JAWS”. In reality, death by shark attack is way less common compared to death by cows. Why not see for yourself how misunderstood these creatures are by diving together with them. Being able to face your fears in the face of adversity is crucial in a business setting. What better way to face your fears, than swimming together with these gentle creatures known as sharks. As a result of this, your team can be braver and bolder when overcoming difficult obstacles that may come their way.


Personal Benefits:

Leadership- 1

Teamwork- 1

Communication- 3

Focus-5

Fun- 3

 

 

13. Waterfall Abseiling

Take charge and train your focus in the thrilling yet refreshing activity of waterfall abseiling. Did you know? Before the arrival of smartphones, the average attention span of an average person is 12 seconds. Now the average attention span of an average person is around 8.25 second. It is lower than the attention span of a goldfish which is 9 seconds. *shocked emoji* Be more confident in yourself as you abseil down the side of a roaring waterfall in a safety harness with your team cheering behind you. Conquering this harrowing ordeal will provide you with the confidence and focus you need to tackle any task. Surely a difficult task is nothing compared to abseiling down the side of a slippery waterfall. This is totally recommended as an activity to boost your team’s confidence and focus.


Personal Benefits:

Leadership- 1

Teamwork- 1

Communication- 3

Focus-5

Fun- 3

 

14. Go Kart Racing

Did you know? The first ever Go-Kart was invented by a man named Art Ingels using a lawnmower motor. Ever since then Go kart racing has been gaining popularity specifically as a recreational sport. Go-karting is also currently the safest form of racing in the world other than bumper cars. Get your team to race each other on a go-kart race course and see who is the best driver in the team. Healthy competition in a company is always a good culture to have and also helps drive up sales and motivation among the sales team. Sometimes what your team needs is just some excitement to up their motivational drive.


Personal Benefits:

Leadership- 1

Teamwork- 2

Communication- 3

Focus-5

Fun- 5

 

 

15. Car Drifting

Heard of Tokyo Drift? Then you may be familiar with the art of drifting. Be it in a game or on the road, knowing how to drift can either save you fuel or save your life during an emergency. Car drifting is a very technical and difficult to learn technique which requires you to meet certain requirements before being able to pull a drift. If you find your employees lacking in motivation, maybe a shot of adrenaline is all they need to feel alive again. Impress your peers with your technical prowess and tackle difficult corners of the track as you would a difficult task on the job. Speed is important at work too you know!


Personal Benefits:

Leadership- 1

Teamwork- 1

Communication- 4

Focus-5

Fun- 5

 

16. Snorkeling

Sometimes you just need to take a break and get yourself some Vitamin Sea. Enjoy the beautiful sea as you snorkel on the surface of the sea and marvel at the beautiful ocean beneath you. Bond with your team over this relaxing activity and take a breather from the hectic working life for a short while. You will find that sometimes taking a short breather is all you need to get a fresh perspective on how to best tackle a difficult task. As your team bond with each other during this activity, the familiarity they have with each other will, in turn, improve their teamwork. Statistics show that a team that has a great working relationship with each other has a 20% better work efficiency compared to teams that are not on good terms with each other. “There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither”- Alan Cohen.


Personal Benefits:

Leadership- 1

Teamwork- 1

Communication- 5

Focus-3

Fun- 5

 

 

17. Water Tubing

Be tugged along on an inner tube by a motorboat and experience the thrill that is water tubing. If the right conditions are met, your inner tube might just start flying above the water becoming an airfoil for lift. This exciting activity requires you to hang on to dear life when being tugged along at high speeds. While this may seem like mindless fun at times, your team will surely enjoy themselves for taking a day break at the beach. If anything is to be learned from this activity, it is that sometimes perseverance can lead to a rewarding experience, especially in a company setting. Sounds exciting? Why wait! Sign up for this now!


Personal Benefits:

Leadership- 1

Teamwork- 1

Communication- 4

Focus-3

Fun- 5

 

18. Scuba Diving

Did you know? Scuba is actually an acronym for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. It is the pressurized water tank that you wear as you dive below the water’s surface. Unlike snorkeling, you get to get up close and personal with the marine life and swim together with the fishes. See our Malaysia’s coral reef up close and personal and marvel at all the beautiful fishes and sea creatures native to our tropical Malaysia’s waters. From this, your team can learn how to appreciate everything that they have and perhaps gain better insight into how they can do better at work. Ultimately this activity can reduce work-related stress and freshen up your team’s mind resulting in better productivity and creativity.


Personal Benefits:

Leadership- 1

Teamwork- 1

Communication- 4

Focus-3

Fun- 5

 

19. Hot Air Ballooning

When was the last time you went on a hot air balloon ride? Did you know? Every year Putrajaya plays host to a hot air balloon festival and has been doing so for the past 10 years.  Take to the skies and see Malaysia from a fresh new aerial perspective by taking in the beautiful sight that is our country’s landscape. When you’re in the air, there is no need to think about all your troubles. Work can be hectic and draining, but sometimes a new perspective is all you need to do better at work. In some working fields, a change in perspective can help one be even more creative and think from a different point of view.


Personal Benefits:

Leadership- 1

Teamwork- 1

Communication- 3

Focus-3

Fun- 5

 

 

20. Bubble Sports

Bubble sports is a team sports activity that you have to do inside a giant plastic bubble. In the safety of the bubble, you will find that things can get really aggressive real quick. With sports like bubble rugby, bubble soccer, and bubble tower defense. Your team will have to up their game if you want your team to win in this competitive sport. Like with any sports, teamwork, creativity, and focus is needed to compete with the other teams. The best part, you can get as aggressive as you want as there is no risk of injuring your opponents. Let the bubble wars begin!


Personal Benefits:

Leadership- 3

Teamwork- 5

Communication- 4

Focus-3

Fun- 3

 

21. Zorbing

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to roll down a hill or be dragged through water in a large clear plastic ball at top speeds? Experience the thrill of rolling around out of control like clothes inside a front loading washing machine. Although that may sound unpleasant, it is especially fun when you do it together with friends. Have you tried racing your colleagues in a huge plastic ball on top of water? It looks as ridiculous as it sounds but ultimately it is this ridiculousness that helps you bond better with your teammates. Did you know? Teams with great working terms with each other see a boost in work efficiency by 20%!


Personal Benefits:

Leadership- 1

Teamwork- 2

Communication- 4

Focus-2

Fun- 5

 

22. Hiking/Trekking

Roughly 40% of Malaysian have never gone hiking/trekking before. If you ask your team, you can expect nearly half if not all of them have never done it before. Malaysia’s tropical jungles are just the perfect location to bring your team on a hiking/trekking adventure. There’s nothing more rewarding in life than hiking/trekking on a beaten path for hours and then coming to a cooling river or beautiful waterfalls of your hiking/trekking trails to take a short break before finishing your journey. Your team will realize that receiving the fruits of your labor after finishing a grueling task can be extremely rewarding.


Personal Benefits:

Leadership- 3

Teamwork- 4

Communication- 4

Focus-3

Fun- 2

 

 

23. Scuba Doo (Underwater Scooter)

Travel underwater on a scuba bike with a helmet dome and let Malaysia’s tropical marine life wow you with all the beauty it has to offer. More and more resorts are offering this activity to promote tourism, try it out together with your team now. It is said that the first step of cooperation is getting to know each other first. With the bond they forged on this getaway trip, they will eventually begin to support each other when having hardships and overcome whatever challenges that may face at work together.


Personal Benefits:

Leadership- 1

Teamwork- 3

Communication- 5

Focus-3

Fun- 5

 

24. Surfing during Monsoon Season

Hit the waves during the monsoon season! In February/March & October/November, the monsoon season brings together with it large waves not commonly seen in Malaysia. This is the perfect time to bring your team surfing in Malaysia. Nothing sparks passion more than tackling a difficult challenge and overcoming it. Let the guys on your team show off how cool they are by surfing huge waves during the monsoon season. And just like with all things in life, some bravado is needed to convince yourself that you can do it. Even if you wiped out, you can always try again. You really should try out this activity which is only available twice a year in Malaysia.


Personal Benefits:

Leadership- 1

Teamwork- 2

Communication- 5

Focus- 4

Fun- 3

 

25. Board Games


If you think board games are boring then think again. Great board games have great mechanics which require creativity and problem-solving skills to play. While you may have only ever play monopoly in your life, you’d be surprised to find out that there are all sorts of board games being sold at game stores that you can play with your team. Depending on the game, you can either play against each other or cooperate together to accomplish the mission. Board games are challenges in disguise and are a great way to improve your team’s problem-solving skills. Not only is it fun, it constantly forces you to think of creative and innovative ways to play the game. The ability to and think on your feet will prove to maximize overall productivity which also allows your team to deliver better results.  

Personal Benefits:

Leadership- 1

Teamwork- 5

Communication- 4

Focus- 5

Fun- 5

Check it out here!

 

 

 

What do you think of these top 25 team building activities for 2019 that you should try out together with your team? Not only are these activities fun and engaging for your team but they also bring out the best of your team while building precious memories and experiences with each other.

 

If you’re looking to bring your team out for some corporate team building but dunno where to look, visit our website at My Weekend Plan and search for the best corporate team building activities we have to offer at affordable pricing.

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