Latest Trends in Team Building in Singapore in 2023
Team building activities have become an integral part of modern organizations, and Singapore is no exception. Companies are looking for new and rising trends in team building activities to improve team dynamics and promote a positive work culture in response to the rise of distant work and the need for better cooperation.
Below are some of the emerging trends in team building in Singapore:
1. Art Therapy
Credits: Cafe de Paris Singapore
Art therapy is an emerging trend in team building activities that includes using creative processes to assist people in expressing themselves. This activity is now being incorporated into team building events in Singapore to encourage innovation, cooperation, and mental wellbeing.
According to a research published in the American Journal of Public Health, art therapy can enhance mental health outcomes and boost employee work satisfaction and productivity.
Interested to explore this activity for your team? Check out Art Jamming workshops offered by Cafe de Paris, our venue partner on Avenevv, and get your team to come together to unwind, have meaningful sharing and enjoy some delicious desserts together!
2. Escape Room
For years, escape rooms have been a popular team building activity in Singapore, but they continue to develop with new themes, challenges, as well as formats. For those who are not familiar with this game, escape room games require you to solve puzzles and find clues in order to escape a themed area within a certain amount of time. With the rise of hybrid working arrangement, companies have been exploring virtual escape room to engage employees from across countries, and accommodate larger teams. This exercise fosters cooperation, problem-solving abilities, and communication abilities.
According to EventMB, escape rooms are the world's second most popular team building exercise, with 36% of respondents choosing it as their top option.
Check out the variety of virtual and hybrid escape room options on AveLIVEX for your next team building activity today!
3. Sports Events
Sports events are a great way to encourage physical exercise and a healthy lifestyle while also promoting cooperation and collaboration. In recent years, more companies in Singapore are organizing team-building events that are centered around sports, such as soccer, volleyball, and frisbee.
Participating in team sports can enhance connections and social skills among workers, according to a National Institute of Health research.
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4. Virtual Reality (VR)
Virtual reality (VR) is a new trend in team building that includes the use of technology to create immersive experiences mimicking real-world situations. More companies in Singapore are incorporating VR into team building exercises to improve problem-solving, collaboration, and leadership skills.
According to MarketsandMarkets, the VR market will expand at a CAGR of 33.47% between 2021 and 2026, showing a growing interest in this technology.
5. Mindfulness Meditation
Last but not least, many companies in Singapore have been incorporating mindfulness meditation as part of their team building activities to promote mental wellness, help employees alleviate stress and increase efficiency at work. It is not without proof - according to a Journal of Occupational Health Psychology study, mindfulness meditation can indeed help increase job satisfaction and reduce employee burnout.
Overall, these emerging trends have shown that team building activities nowadays have gone beyond just bringing fun but also increasing employee engagement and overall well-being. Which of these new trends do you consider adopting for your teams today?
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