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Keys to Successful Team Work

The team understands the goals

and is committed to attaining them. This clear direction and agreement on mission and purpose is essential for effective team work. This team clarity is reinforced when the organization has clear expectations for the team's work, goals, accountability, and outcomes.

The team creates an environment in which people are comfortable taking reasonable risks in communicating, advocating positions, and taking action. Team members trust each other. Team members are not punished for disagreeing.

Communication is open, honest, and respectful. People feel free to express their thoughts, opinions, and potential solutions to problems. People feel as if they are heard out and listened to by team members who are attempting to understand. Team members ask questions for clarity and spend their thought time listening deeply rather than forming rebuttals while their coworker is speaking.


Team members have a strong sense of belonging to the group. They experience a deep commitment to the group’s decisions and actions. This sense of belonging is enhanced and reinforced when the team spends the time to develop team norms or relationship guidelines together.


Team members are viewed as unique people with irreplaceable experiences, points of view, knowledge, and opinions to contribute. After all, the purpose for forming a team is to take advantage of the differences. Otherwise, why would any organization approach projects, products, or goals with a team. In fact, the more that a team can bring out divergent points of view, that are thoughtfully presented and supported with facts as well as opinions, the better.

Raft Building Teambuilding Activity....



Raft building can be done on many levels, from producing a raft to carry a teddy bear across a paddling pool, to a raft to carry the whole patrol across a lake. It traditionally involves building a raft from various objects, usually pioneering poles, ropes and barrels.raft building

This activity promotes team work and cooperation as well as testing out the group's knowledge of knots and their concepts of building items from scratch.

 As with most water-based activities, getting wet is part of the fun.

Teamwork and communication are stretched to the limit in this exciting fun experience. For this exercise the team must plan, design, produce and float a manned raft, which combines planning, communication and working together.

Participants divide into small project teams. Each is charged with the challenge of building a raft from a limited supply of resources (barrels, boards, and rope). The vessel must be capable of transporting several team members and to then navigate through a course back to shore.

All members of your crew must coordinate efforts to brainstorm, create and build the raft.

What is included in your Teambuilding?

  • Bandanas
  • MC
  • Facilitation Staff
  • A huge array of materials and equipment
  • Event Set Up and Logistic Management
  • Prizes (Package Dependant)
  • Photos (Package Dependant)
  • Will vary to be customised to the client.


 Group Size
10 - 200

 1- 4 hours

Outdoor location

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