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Team Building Activities For Different Singapore Firms

June 17, 2019 by The Fun Empire Team

Team Building Activities Singapore

Corporate Team building activities in Singapore have evolved from being merely a lubricant for icebreaking to a powerful tool, which leaders use to achieve more. Being leaders in the 21st century, they operate in a society that is increasingly vocal about the treatment of humanity. Hence, it is no wonder that companies are paying more attention to employee welfare and dedicating hours to cultivate their company culture as not doing so could be even more costly in the end!

Just last year, Harvard Business Review released research summarizing the eight distinct company culture styles. Each of these styles falls within the following two domains: people interactions and response to change. People interactions measure whether the organization is oriented towards independence or interdependence. Response to change, measures whether the company tends towards stability or flexibility. From the different combinations of pairings of how people interact and how people respond to change, researchers have categorized it down to eight distinct culture styles. These eight company culture styles are shown in the diagram down below.

Diagram of company cultures

Due to the variance in each company culture style, not every activity might be suitable. Hence, we have decided to help you out by explaining each of the eight culture styles and recommending 2 team building activities for each of them.

Corporate Team Building Activities For Different Singapore Firms

1. Caring Culture

Relationships and mutual trust dominate caring cultures where employees are highly interdependent. These work environments are warm, collaborative, and welcoming with their employees supporting each other. Employees are also largely motivated by positive working relationships. This helps them to become more bonded, united, and loyal!

Best Team Building Activities In Singapore For This Style:

Cooking Class

Cooking Class By The Fun Empire

This activity is great for companies that are of the caring style! It is likely that your team consists of people who are of different skill levels in the kitchen. But, that’s what makes it fun! With different skill levels, employees get to learn from and teach each other (this is especially true in our experience). This promotes mutual trust, deepens relationships, and encourages interdependence. Moreover, if mistakes are made, flexibility also comes into play. Learn how to laugh it off and think of how to best resolve it! This is also one of the best activities for team bonding Singapore.

We offer 4 kinds of cooking workshops: Soup cooking, Dessert cooking, Dim sum making and Healthy cooking.

Price: From $50/pax

Website: https://www.thefunempire.com/cooking-class/

Dragon Boat

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When people think of dragon boating, what comes to mind is the sheer intensity of the sport. Unless you are a fit bunch who enjoys adventure, most of us would agree that dragon boating does not sound like a lighthearted team building session.  However, that is precisely why it is great for promoting a caring culture. Not only does it require coordination among the employees paddling, but the force that eventually keeps the team going is also the support each gives and receives. Through this team bonding activity, employees will get to build trust in each other and get to know their colleagues better. This is one of the more popular team bonding activities in Singapore.

Price: From $45/pax

Website: https://www.thefunempire.com/dragon-boat/

2. Purpose-Driven Culture

Companies with the purpose culture usually seek to uphold values that aim to better the world. For instance, employees would be united by a focus on sustainability and global communities, while leaders emphasize shared ideals that contribute to a greater cause.

Best Team Building Activities In Singapore For This Style:

Terrarium Workshop

Terrarium Workshop By The Fun Empire

The terrarium workshop is not only eco-friendly but also very easy to maintain. That’s why it is great for employees from purpose style companies as they will be working towards trying to complete such a wholesome mini-activity. The terrarium is a self-sustaining ecosystem that recycles the condensed water vapor from the soil and plants back into the soil. Hence, it is only during the workshop that you need to add water. Given its low-maintenance nature, it is perfect for employees who are busy. Lastly, employees would enjoy this fun team building workshop as it bears meaning to the sustainability movement rather than just being a regular teambuilding event. This is one of the more light-hearted corporate team bonding activities.

Price: From $28/pax

Website: https://www.thefunempire.com/terrarium/

Flower Arrangement Workshop

Flower Arrangement_1
Flower Arrangement Workshop By The Fun Empire

Similarly, to the Terrarium Workshop, doing flower arrangements together is also another team building activity that is suitable for companies with a purposeful culture. You will find that once you participate in this activity, you will be focused on the common goal of trying to create beautiful yet sustainable pieces of art for your home or office! So what're you waiting for? Book your flower arrangement workshop as your next company activity and get your creative juices flowing! This is one of the best corporate event ideas Singapore.

Price: From $75/pax

Website: https://www.thefunempire.com/flower-arrangement/

3. Learning Culture

If your company has a culture of learning style, then your employees are usually united by curiosity. They love exploration and the work environment tends to be inventive and open-minded. Whereas, the leaders are also knowledgeable, adventurous, and are supportive towards their team being innovative. They welcome new ideas from their employees and encourage experimentation.

Best Team Building Activities In Singapore For This Style:

Leather crafting workshop

Leather Crafting Workshop Client

Chances are, you probably have not tried leather crafting by hand before. Most of us today are not craftsmen so this is definitely a new and fresh idea that not many of us have not taken part in. In this team bonding activity workshop, your employees would get the opportunity to tinker while using the tools in an attempt to make their own leather craft. The opportunities are endless for what one can create! Passport holders, cardholders, key holders, or even a hand pouch are a few of the many great crafts we have seen our participants make. The ability to create and experiment is certainly what makes this activity so suitable for learning culture employees! This is one of the best bonding activities in Singapore.

Price: From $42/pax

Website: https://www.thefunempire.com/leather-workshop/

Candle making workshop

team building activities. Candle Making
Candle Making Workshop By The Fun Empire

Another great workshop that promotes creativity and experimentation is the candle-making workshop. Here, employees would be able to customize the color of their gel candles, decorate the figurines any way they want, and get experimental with the base of the candle! During the workshop, employees also get to know more about the types of candles and what makes the gel ones customizable. This would promote the learning culture well as employees will get to learn of the many variations that can be created from the materials provided! This is one of the most popular corporate bonding activities Singapore!

Price: From $35/pax

Website: https://www.thefunempire.com/candle-making-workshop/

4. Enjoyment Culture

The culture style of enjoyment is generally characterized by two qualities; fun and excitement. Employees in such environments tend to be united by playfulness and stimulation, and are generally lighthearted and passionate about finding fulfilling work.

Best Team Building Activities In Singapore For This Style:

Bubble Bump

team building activities. Bubble Bump Client
Bubble Bump Client

The first team building activity we recommend for the fun-loving nature of these employees is bubble bump! This is a unique version of the usual soccer game whereby participants have to wear an inflatable bubble to play. So get ready to bump your work worries away! With so many game modes to choose from such as Bubble Bump Invasion, Bubble Bump Zombie, and many more, it is a guarantee that this activity will be a hit amongst your employees. Whereas, what makes this especially suitable for the enjoyment culture employees is the childlike fun they get to experience from this game. This is one of the team bonding activities in Singapore in 2018.

Price: From $15/pax

Website: https://www.bubblebump.sg/

Combat Archery

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Combat Archery By The Fun Empire

Another full of adrenaline and youthful energy game is combat archery. Combat Archery Tag combines elements of paintball, dodgeball, and archery.  Employees are bound to get moving and stimulated as it is a fast-paced game. Choose from 3 gameplays: The Domination, The Revival, The Last King. During the game, employees get to strategize, work together and take on different roles of the game! Being a popular choice for birthday parties, this game is bound to fulfill the playfulness and excitement of the enjoyment culture employees. This is one of the best games for corporate team bonding in Singapore.

Price: From $15/pax

Website: https://www.combatarchery.sg/

5. Results Culture

A company with the results culture style is the one that focuses on achievement and winning. Work environments tend to place more emphasis on the outcome and the people there aspire to perform the best. On the whole, the employees are united by a drive for capability and success while leaders help to facilitate the various goal accomplishments.

Best Team Building Activities In Singapore For This Style:

Poolball

team building activities, Poolball Client
Poolball Client

We recommend poolball because it is a game of both pool and soccer! This unique blend makes the game challenging, as it would most likely be a first-time experience for your employees. The game takes on the rules of both games; Employees act as the pool stick to hit the coloured balls into their goal as a team. Employees of the same team just have to get as many balls into the goal to win. The competitive nature of the game definitely matches the ideals of the results style culture where individual effort is important in achieving the final success.

Price: From $15/pax

Website: https://www.poolball.sg/

Art Jamming

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Art Jamming By The Fun Empire

Although art jamming is not competitive, there’s something about creating a painting everyone is proud of that compels people to put in their best effort. In the group art jamming session, employees will be using all their canvases to create one collective painting. This helps to promote the results culture through the motivation to achieve a cohesive and winning final painting with employees putting in their best effort to make that happens.

Price: From $19/pax

Website: https://www.thefunempire.com/art-jamming/

6. Authority Culture

The authority culture is one where employees are united by the strong control of their leaders. As a result, the employees tend to develop a strong level of competitiveness and are looking to get ahead of others. Gaining a personal advantage and focusing on individual success motivates them more than the success of the whole company.

Best Team Building Activities In Singapore For This Style:

Giant Board Games

team building activities. Giant Board Games
Giant Board Games By The Fun Empire

One game that suits the style of authority culture employees is giant board games! Being a life-sized version of these traditional board games: Jenga, pick-up sticks, UNO and aeroplane, they promote strong healthy competition among the employees as the wins and losses will be magnified! The rules of the game would resemble the rules of the company. Employees will have to outwit each other to emerge as the final winner.

Price: From $8/pax

Website: https://www.thefunempire.com/giant-board-games/

Ninja Tag

team building activities. Ninja Tag
Ninja Tag By The Fun Empire

This game involves close combat by utilizing the state-of-the-art Ninja dagger! To emerge victoriously, employees will have to duel one another and complete the respective missions. Due to the competitive nature of this game and how ninjas do surprise attacks, the rules of the game encourage the need to outdo each other to win. This promotes competition and innovation as long as it is fair play. Choose from the 3 game modes and may the best man win!

Price: From $15/pax

Website: https://www.ninjatag.sg/

7. Safety Culture

In the safety culture, the characteristics are planning, caution and preparedness. Employees unite through the ability to anticipate organizational changes. They are also advanced planners. They do not like volatile environments and are also rather risk-conscious.

Best Team Building Activities In Singapore For This Style:

SaberFit

team building activities. SaberFit
SaberFit Client

Since the employees would prefer an activity with a predictable flow, we recommend SaberFit. SaberFit is a high-energy group fitness class. Employees would use combat sabers to execute saber striking techniques to perform cardio, calisthenics, and conditioning routines. Being the world’s only combat saber fitness routine, employees would be led by ACE-certified instructors who developed the routine. As the routine has been executed numerous times, safety culture employees would appreciate the stability. Lastly, the instructors are also able to adjust the intensity of the workout to accommodate the employees!

Price: From $30/pax

Website: https://www.saber.fit/

Escape Room

team building activities. Escape Room
Escape Room By The Fun Empire

Packed with mystery and thrill, the escape room is a teambuilding activity that takes employees to a different world where they need to crack the code. Employees have to think strategically and use the clues to get out of the room before time runs out! As another game with its flow set from the beginning, it would promote the safety culture since employees would not expect any sudden unprecedented twists.

Price: From $20/pax

Website: https://www.thefunempire.com/escape-room/

8. Order Culture

In order cultures, you would realize that employees are united by cooperation. Generally, they are methodical and rule-abiding with the desire to fit in rather than stand out. In such organizations, leaders would emphasize shared procedures, customs, and respect.

Best Team Building Activities In Singapore For This Style:

Laser Tag

team building activities. Laser Tag Client
Laser Tag By The Fun Empire

This is a game that requires effective teamwork to win. Using state-of-the-art laser guns, employees would have to strategize in their teams that promote cooperation among the employees. There are five games to choose from: The Domination, The Revival and Capture The Flag, and more! Employees who prefer collective glory rather than the individual spotlight would enjoy these fun-packed games. Hence, we think that laser tag is a good match for order culture employees.

Price: From $15/pax

Websites: https://www.thefunempire.com/laser-tag/

Elevate your teambuilding experience with the Neon Laser Tag!

team building activities. Neon Laser Tag
Neon Laser Tag Client

Special introductory price: $300/hour (Allows from 8-25 pax!)

Find more information here.

Saber Tag

team building activities. Saber Tag
Saber Tag By The Fun Empire

The first of its kind in Asia, Saber Tag makes use of combat sabers and proprietary electronic scoring vest technology. Employees can choose from the following games: Galaxy Wars, Battlestar Invasion, and Defenders of the Galaxy. This type of corporate activities Singapore would suit order culture employees, as employees have to strategize as a team and work together to win.

Price: From $15/pax

Website: https://www.thefunempire.com/saber-tag/

Team Building Activities Singapore

We have come to the end of this article. If you are looking for free team bonding activities in Singapore, please feel free to check out the other websites.

Can you identify which culture style your organization or company resembles the most? For your next team building session, be sure to try one of the recommended activities for a better-suited experience to nurture your company culture! For more articles on team building activities, you can check out the links below 🙂

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