The Real Business team was recently invited to experience a unique team building experience created by the UK’s first circus school, the National Centre for Circus Arts, and came away knowing just how inflexible we were.
Combine one TV star, add a couple of axes, a tampon and a stricken team member, mix in a little healthy competition and you're left with a team building and motivation experience that not only puts you through your paces, but brings new skills to the surface.
The corporate event can often be met with mixed reactions from employees. While some love the opportunity to have a meal and a few drinks on their employer, others are often apprehensive at the thought of awkward conversations with senior managers and “forced fun” as they’re expected to join in embarrassing games and events.
It’s a tough world out there, especially in the current economic environment: with businesses looking to cut down on spending, there remains a pressure to create something better than last time – having spent less money and without compromising on quality.
Real Business has teamed up with corporate events business Chillisauce to have a look at some ways of bucking the traditional away day trends, such as paintballing or an obstacle course, in favour of more imaginative and memorable experiences.
Away days: a free day off work? An opportunity to beat colleagues to a pulp in some pointless, macho game? Or your worst social nightmare?