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Singapore's universities and schools conduct orientation camps at the start of the school term so that students can be properly situated and inducted into the overall environment and culture. Offices do the same too, with onboarding and orientation procedures that help to ease new workers in, and integrate them into the overall workings of the office.


Yet, given Singapore’s socio-cultural context of passivity, despite good work ethic, people are less likely to speak up, express, or challenge others’ views in a meeting or office. As a result, this may incur workplace bullying or conflict in the form of uneven power dynamics, passive-aggression, and malice. That may possibly lead to festering discontent and dissent within a less bonded office.


This doesn’t bode well for the office’s productivity. Indeed, without a lean and tight team, collaboration falters, and so does the work and its corresponding outcomes.

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"Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability." – Patrick Lencioni



Hence, beyond perfunctory work, it is ideal if colleagues can effectively bond, so that a foundation of trust, teamwork, and camaraderie can be formed. How this can be achieved, is through regular team building activities and events. It can be something as quick as an indoor office activity, or a monthly or fortnightly corporate day out where team members participate in competitive activities, sports, or outdoor adventures.


Hidden.sg has a list of such indoor and outdoor activities that you may take interest in.


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"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." – Michael Jordan 



Benefits of Team Building and Team Bonding Activities


Overall, this can enhance socialising and stronger ties, which builds a more comfortable and communicative working environment. There is absolutely no loss to being close.


Essentially, this can also create room for open discussion, better ideas, and innovation — that’s value-added creativity for you. What this also suggests is a happier individual, happier team, and happier office.


In fact, having a bonded and close-knitted team can ensure that colleagues are able to identify one another’s strengths and weaknesses, and are better able to prop one another up through an act of recompensating and balancing. With stronger teamwork, then, this can better undergird and realise the company’s visions, values, and goals. It’s improvement on an interpersonal, teamwork, and organisational level.


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"The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison."

– James Cash Penney



Interestingly, team bonding events can flag out who are the best leaders for the job. In competitive activities, the staff with the most leadership potential may stand out, and this can enable managers to pick the next best person for future promotions and events. If anything, the fact that this occurs in a relaxed atmosphere and environment, can give rise to the more natural leader among the lot. It also staves off any pressure to adopt a predisposing behaviour in the office.


Lastly, among the hum-drum monotony of routine day-to-day work, having regular and scheduled events which detract from mundane activity, can give your office staff something to look forward to. Indeed, team bonding is a staple part of work culture and why one may stay. With alternating activities on a weekly, fortnightly, or monthly basis, office staff can enjoy boosted morale if they know what’s coming up next. Productivity also enjoys a steady uptick.


So, if you want in on these benefits, get out there, get your engine running, and plan to have some team building activities with us!


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