5 Awesome Team Building Ideas for Australian Companies

No matter what kind of company you’re running, the chemistry between your employees is something you have to be extremely careful about. If your employees don’t enjoy working together, chances are your business won’t be as successful as it can be. Luckily, there are team building activities that can improve the ambience in your company. And if you’re based in Australia, you’re going to love these 5 awesome team building ideas.

1. Volunteering

We’ve already said that working on your team’s chemistry is important, but why not try to give something back to the community while doing so? Volunteering can do wonders for the atmosphere in your company and help your employees collaborate more efficiently. Moreover, it can make your employees feel more confident because they’re being good corporate citizens. Luckily, there are organizations like Volunteering Australia you can turn to in order to get yourself and your team members involved. Aiding those who’ve suffered a natural disaster can also help your managers improve their leadership abilities while doing a good deed.

2. Making Movies

If you want your employees to embrace creativity while improving their teamwork skills, you can start a movie-making exercise for your team. You can come up with short movie ideas and have your employees film it. Of course, this means you’ll need to buy or rent movie-making equipment. What’s so great about movie-making is that it encourages every member of your team to participate. Some of your employees can act while others work behind the camera. Luckily, there are so many amazing spots in Australia your team can film at.

3. Field Trips

Leaving your office to visit museums and nature centers can also have a positive effect on your employees’ teamwork abilities. It will give them a nice little break from the office and provide them with an opportunity to spend more time together. This is guaranteed to make them collaborate more efficiently and enjoy spending time in the office. So, you might want to think about renting a Sydney to Canberra bus and visit the capital with your entire team.

4. Paintball

For years, paintball has been one of the most popular team building activities everywhere in the world. Same is the case in Australia as well, and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t think about taking your team to a paintball field every once in a while. It’s fun and helps you employees improve their teamwork and leadership skills, which is exactly what you want from a team building activity. Some of the best paintball fields in Australia are located in Sydney and Melbourne and visiting some of them can turn out to be a great idea.

5. Sports Activities

There are various sports activities that can help you give the atmosphere in your company a boost. Starting a bowling team is a great idea, but if you don’t have enough time for it, playing softball, basketball or even bubble soccer can be an amazing idea. Just make sure you come up with ways to make any sports activities you organize fun and not too competitive. Each of the sports activities we’ve mentioned above can help your employees enhance their teamwork skills and get the physical activity they need after sitting in front of the screen the entire day.

There you have it, 5 team building ideas that can do wonders for any Australian company. Figure out which of these work the best for you and your employees, and get to team building right away.

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Dan Miller is a Payments officer with nearly ten years of experience in banking and international payments in the Australian banking sector. He has a masters degree in finance and banking. He is married and also a father of a beautiful little girl.