The New Year will soon be upon us. With the end of 2018 comes the dawn of another exciting year. With it comes a unique opportunity for firms to strengthen and improve their staff’s team dynamic. While there is certainly no shortage of means to achieve that, one would certainly have a hard time finding one as efficient and effective as team-building activities hosted by XL Events.

Melbourne firms are certainly in luck as we host a wide variety of activities perfect for your team to bond over. You will surely find yourself spoiled for choice. Make sure to keep reading as this article will delve into the different options available to you.

The Importance of Team Building

From a managerial standpoint, you should know full well that team building activities play a huge role in improving staff morale and productivity. This basic lesson is true whether your firm is based in Melbourne or anywhere else. This is primarily due to the fact that people are primarily social animals. Group bonding remains one of the most important social components.

While group rapport can be built organically over time, it certainly wouldn’t hurt your chances to maximize opportunities like the ones offered by XL Events. It is worth noting that we have a concrete understanding of how these things work. Taking into consideration the fact that the team building is an ongoing task, we employ a subtle approach that has been proven most effective.

We guarantee that the time your team invests in our program will have a huge payoff down the line. For instance, these team building activities have been known to effectively diffuse any sort of tension between team members. At the same time, it gives everyone in your staff to just take a load off and live in the moment. These seemingly inconsequential steps will surely have a huge and lasting impact on your team, making sure that you have a strong and happy team to take on the world.

As we approach the New Year, it is time that we take a good look at the different team building activities Melbourne here. Needless to say, we offer our clients a wide range of events to choose from, all of which are specifically designed to test your team in more ways than one. After all, adversity breeds greatness. In such circumstances, your team is left with no other choice than to work together to meet the goals at hand.

Amazing Race Melbourne

Are you looking to explore the sights that make Melbourne the amazing city that it is? If that is the case, then we recommend that you give the Melbourne Amazing Race a try. It is easily one of the most popular team building activities around. A glimpse of what it entails would tell you that this is hardly a surprise.

Basically, this event lets you craft a succinct itinerary for your team that will let them explore the city and its surrounding areas while competing with each other as they move from one task to the next. The challenges themselves can vary. For instance, it can be as simple as getting from point A to point B the fastest. On the other hand, the race itself may also involve solving brain teasers and puzzles that forces everyone to put their heads together and figure out the best course of action.

It is also worth noting that we highly appreciate your input during the planning stage. For instance, we give our clients the opportunity to customize the races based on their preferences and organizational goals. This means that which challenges you want to include is completely up to you, though we highly recommend that you mix it up a bit in order to ensure that the activity does not become dull and one-sided.

At the same time, we highly recommend that you give your team the chance to truly take in the beauty of Melbourne. Most races can start in the center of Federation Square and spread out from there. Perhaps your team can make their way to Flinders Street Railway Station. If you are looking to go a bit further, maybe you can include a side trip to the Yarra Valley and maybe even see the great Yarra River.

Masterchef Challenge

Another popular team building activity that you can try is the immensely popular BBQ MasterChef cooking team building challenge. This particular activity offers groups a fantastic way put their culinary skills to the test, all while developing their ability to work together as a team. It has been hailed by many as one of the most engaging activities they have taken part in. This is hardly surprising considering the fact that there is nothing like a bit of friendly competition to go along with great gourmet food.

The way it works is pretty straightforward. Your team will be divided into groups. The Head Chef will brief the teams the things they need to do and it will be up to the teams to break up the assigned tasks among their members. The teams will be operating under the tutelage of the Head Chef who will show them how to craft the perfect menu and properly prepare the themed courses. You will be pleased to know that after the activity, your staff will be adept at various kitchen tasks from butchering the meat for their barbie, mixing specific gourmet recipes, to designing their own table.

The teams will be working against the clock. This means that the meals should be planned, prepared, cooked and plated within the amount of time determined by the Head Chef. After that, comes the best part: eating. All participants will be invited to sit down and enjoy the meals cooked by their own competitors. Of course, like with any challenge, a winner will be crowned at the end of the night.

Go with TEAM XL

When it comes to team building activities, there is only one name that matters: Team XL. Be sure to give these activities a try by the time 2019 comes by. You and your team will surely benefit from it.