Corporate Teambuilding Themes
C - Communication
Emphasis on how members communicate and express themselves.
PS - Problem Solving
Solutions require planning and creativity.
RB - Relationship Building
Members may be required to place their well-being in hands of others, disclose personal information, express personal needs, or work in close proximity to one another.
RT - Risk-taking
Group members are placed in a position of responsibility for their own and others’ well being. In some cases the risk is perceived, in others it is real.
S - Support
Elements of the activity require members to be either emotionally or physically supportive of one another. In many cases this refers to physical support, including balance, lifting, or lowering.
TB - Teambuilding
Often associated with trust activities. Group members must rely on other members’ ability to car for, guide, support, and assist them.
Corporate Teambuilding Events
Magic Carpet: Intro/Warm-up Activity
Standing on a four-foot by six-foot carpet or tarp, and without stepping on the surrounding ground, group members must turn the carpet over.
Themes: C, PS
Gutterball: Intro/Warm-up Activity
Group members must join together to construct a workable slide using a series of straight and angled PVC sections. The slide must be supported by all members of the group and be capable of transporting marbles or other similar rolling objects from start to finish.
Participants flip the numbers over and the event is timed. Members may not flip their number before the number before is flipped and first participant is out of the circle.
Themes: RB, S, C
Participants must make their way across an imaginary river with floating boards.
Themes: PS, C, T, RB
To build a moveable bridge using three wooden beams supported above the group on any of a staggered series of concrete blocks. The group must get all of its members from the starting point to the ending point, taking the beams with them.
Themes: PS, C, S
All members of the group must cross from a small “island” with a tree in the center to another “island” with a tree in the center, using a long rope attached about either feet up the trunk of the second tree
Themes: PS, RT, C, S
Entering one or two at a time at the midline of a low platform balanced on a fuel fulcrum, members of the group must arrange themselves on the platform without causing either end to dip down and touch the ground
Themes: PS, C
Beginning at the base of a smooth wall eight to twelve feet high, each member of the group must go over the top and descend again by way of the rear ladder.
Themes: PS, S, TB