I’d like to share my experience working with Katie and Darren from Total Team Building. Together, we’ve run three programes for three very different teams. One of these days comprised a full day event beginning with a bridge building exercise and finishing off with the Adventure Quest. The participants were SCADA engineers who were brought together from other sections to create one team. This was the first time most of them had worked on a single project. Total team building created a bespoke program for the team to encourage them to work together better.
The first event, the bridge building challenge, had the engineers split into 8 teams making a bridge – the caveat was that everyone had to complete the task for everyone to be successful – shared success. The second event was the Adventure Quest, a modern 21st century take on a treasure hunt. Each team followed a route around Kings Park. During the event, the facilitator inserted random clues that were specific to individuals or teams such as cryptic clues, finding nicknames, random SCADA facts and so on – it was very interactive and as communication engineers, they loved it. A huge advantage was that the teams were in constant communication with us and the other teams which generated friendly competition and a sense of ‘One team”
For me as the organiser, having a digital event with instant messaging meant that I was able to better understand the personalities within the teams and come up with ongoing strategies to support them to achieve their business deliverables. For the teams, it was a fun walk in the park where groups worked together solving clues whilst getting to know each other. For a fun outdoor event with a modern twist, I’d recommend Total Team building’s Adventure Quest.