10 new ideas for Team Building activities in Paris and Ile de France
The early 2000's were yesterday! The Internet was at its peak, the smartphone and 'Plus Belle la Vie' were taking their first steps into our lives.
However, Team Building was still a very vague notion... 30% of companies were trying to set up these activities aimed at strengthening team spirit and cohesion between employees. There was little talk of fulfilment at work. And when it came to an outing with colleagues, bowling was in a no-holds-barred duel with go-karting. Today, companies are taking this issue seriously to facilitate teamwork, and teleworking, democratised since the crisis, has reinforced this awareness. Today, there are 50% more events organised. Team cohesion has become essential. And so has the need to get away from it all.
Companies are looking for the most innovative and unusual proposal possible. The one that will make an impression on employees and strengthen team spirit.
With Whereez, this variety of choice is put forward. On Whereez.com, the unusual and the original have become the key words for a unique experience. Here is a small overview of 10 activities that we would never have imagined doing in a company 15 years ago:
01 - Lightsaber initiation
In the skin of a Jedi? Ok, ok, Star Wars is not new...! But, recently, it is now possible to be initiated to the cult weapon of the movie, the lightsaber, surrounded by your colleagues, in a logic of exteriorization of your emotions, with a touch of mentalism... This is not a murder party! And this is new and effective for strengthening team cohesion!
02 - Introduction to Quidditch
Much more than a sport, this is a real discovery of your colleagues within a game you have never played before. You will have the chance to discover a very unusual team building at a very low cost. Imagine a race with a broom between the legs, with balls of different shapes, goals at different places on the field... Indeed, the scene seems funny, but to emulate the teams, it is effective!
You will have recognized the sport of Harry Potter. Half sporty, half playful, but 100% laughs!
03 - Graffiti initiation in Paris
"Paris under the bombs" sang a group in the 90s. Considered as marginal at the time, graffiti has been democratized and workshops of initiation to the creation of Street-Art frescoes have been organized.ation of Street-Art frescoes on free walls are now offered to develop creativity and strengthen team cohesion. Participants will be seduced by this creative experience! Make way for the rehabilitation of artists in an urban space that is reinventing itself.
04 - Create your own hat from A to Z
How about a Team Building workshop on fashion design? From shaping, to decoration, to baking (and yes, hats do go in the oven), participants will have the privilege of discovering a craft and making their own style! This workshop is an original and unusual way to involve your teams in the preparation of your company's next 'chic' event!
05 - Axe throwing!
Have you heard of the axe throwing tournament? Since 2018, this fun and playful 'competition', which comes to us from Canada, has been welcoming Parisian companies in a hall in the capital. Get your checkered shirts and aim high! And keep your distance from the targets...! The objective seems accessible but is the challenge so simple?
06 - Karting on ice, ice hockey, basketball on ice and seminar in an ice rink
A great way to get your colleagues on the ice, exchanging shuttlecocks during a badminton tournament on an ice rink... or during a basketball match! Learn to play hockey like a team preparing for the Olympic Games! Shoot the breeze during a go-karting session on ice...
This multi-activity session is quite improbable to reinforce team spirit and nobody would have suspected its existence ... yet within reach of skates!
07 - Hands in an apiary
Awareness of the need to protect our bees has led to new activities on the subject. It is now possible to get together with colleagues for an introductory workshop on beekeeping. Nature is coming to town, so let's all get dressed up and go for the hive products. Thrills, pleasures and discoveries guaranteed!
08 - Cooking insects... and Survival Course
Yes, it existed before... but in a survival show on TF1. Today, it is a real chic and elaborate cuisine that is invited among the original Team Building proposals. Full of protein, mystery and adrenaline, experience a rare culinary adventure! This workshop is also available as a half-day "Survival course" combining several workshops to become real "resourceful" in nature! In this natural place, everything is to be done: build your own hut, make a fire, take part in an orienteering race, cook (after an insect hunt of course!), will you be able to take up the challenge?
09 - Time and space investigation in Virtual Reality in Paris 1900
Virtual reality has entered our lives with full force! You know the traditional treasure hunts and escape games? Do you like solving puzzles? This time, it is with a virtual reality mask, which will plunge you into the Paris of the 1900s, that you will have to rack your brains and discover the mystery of a young woman found drowned in the Seine. A great way to surprise your teams with one of the most unusual Team Building activities in France... The quays of the Ile-Saint-Louis are yours!
10 - Making furniture from pallets
The activity in video: https: //www.youtube.com/embed/QCDpBICUJMo
Awareness of ecology and "Do It Yourself" was still very low 15 years ago. Today, more and more people want to create things themselves and use recycled materials to build. Furniture, shelves, desks... what if furniture makeover was the new trend? Motivate your teams, you'll see that sawing a pallet together strengthens bonds!
You are spoilt for choice... It's up to you! Or have someone else do it ;-)