Easy Office-Based Team Building Ideas #9

Today’s Easy Office-Based Team Building Idea takes TV classic Would I Lie To You? and turns it into a simple yet effective icebreaker tool that is both fun and effective. You’ll learn unusual facts about one another, promoting team bonding, but you’ll also be in stitches as usually-reserved colleagues try to convince you that they were once Judo champions!

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Sports Day Team Build at Old Deer Park, Richmond

Our clients gave the professionals a run for their money on Friday, taking part in a Sports Day event at Old Deer Park in Richmond, Surrey – whilst the London Welsh rugby team trained alongside them!

It was only a matter of time before our sporty set up attracted the attention of the players, and as soon as training was over they headed straight for a go on our Free Kick Frenzy:

Gavin Henson, Simon Whatling and Tyson Keats put Kate and Kye through their paces on the Free Kick Frenzy

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Easy Office-Based Team Building Ideas #2

If you’re looking for a small team build you can run yourselves, from your office, with minimum planning or fuss, look no further than our Easy Office Based Team Building Ideas!

Creation Through Communication

The aim of this activity is for each team member to create a piece of origami by being given only verbal instructions by their team leader. It is beneficial for groups who are having communication issues, as it encourages everyone to assess how they listen to instructions, how they interpret them and how they implement them. It’s also a great way of looking at the art of giving instructions, and is a fantastic DIY team build because the only equipment it requires is paper.

Origami Crane

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The Guernica of the Team Building World!

An enquiry comes in from one of our top clients to provide a creative team build for a group of 150 in a meeting room in Northampton which accentuates the need for communication, dedication and the whole group working towards one spectacular achievement. “OK, leave it to us!” we said. This will require creating a painting so big only Picasso could rival it we thought!

Pablo Picasso was one of the World’s greatest painters, and one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, with some of his most famous works including Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and Guernica. But these paintings are not only an outstanding expression of his thoughts, they are on a particularly grand scale! Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, which portrays five nude prostitutes from a brothel in Barcelona, stands 244cm tall and 233cm wide and is considered to be central to the development of cubism and modern art.

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon

Picasso’s ‘Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’

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Easy Office-Based Team Building Ideas – #1

Here at CCC Events we understand that it’s not always possible to get your whole team out of the office for an ‘official’ Team Build as often as you’d like. That’s why we’re proud to introduce our new blog series, Easy Office-Based Team Building Ideas! Whether it’s your first foray into the world of team building, or you are looking for something to tide you over until your next away day, we’ll be posting a series of small team builds that you can run yourselves, from your office, with minimum planning or fuss.

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CCC’s Bushcraft expert stars in new series – Jimmy’s Forest

Edible or deadible? asks our Bushcraft expert Heath Dawson, as he holds up two rather innocent looking bits of shrub from the forest. “Edible” cries one of the team members. “Then I’m afraid you would be dead within an hour if you ate this!” replies Heath.

Heath Dawson is an absolute legend in the woodland, and the very best of our CCC Events Bushcraft instructors. Over the years he has taught bushcraft and nature skills to thousands of people from businessmen in corporate team building days, children, hen & stag parties, to park rangers and scout groups. And it is Heath’s vast expertise and welcoming nature that makes CCC Events Bushcraft days so popular!

Heath Dawson

He is, in fact, so knowledgeable that he is now set to appear in the new series ‘Jimmy’s Forest’, starting tonight at 9pm on More4 with Jimmy Doherty. Jimmy’s Forest takes viewers on a modern boy’s own outdoor adventure deep inside a pristine Norfolk woodland. Country boy, farmer, insect lover and natural history enthusiast Jimmy Doherty is in his element high up in a spectacular tree house, fully equipped with its own suspended walkways, zip wires and science lab.

Joining him around the camp fire and in the lab are friends and experts who help him make new discoveries and carry out experiments to understand the inner workings of a British forest. The series charts the seasonal transformation of the forest and the challenges and pleasures it holds for Jimmy.

Bushcraft

Jimmy, also well know for being a good friend of Jamie Oliver and rare-breeds farmer, has had a string of successful TV hit series including the most recent Jimmy and the Giant Supermarket, A Farmer’s Life for Me and Jimmy’s Food Factory.

So if the skills of a bushman interests you, then tune in tonight and keep your eyes peeled for Heath! He’s due to appear in –

Episode 1 – Spring. Broadcasting on 6th August @ 9pm on More4

Episode 3 – Autumn. Broadcasting on 20th August @ 9pm on More4

Episode 4 – Winter. Broadcasting on 27th August @ 9pm on More4

And for those adventurous corporate groups out there who like to break away from the norm and get out in the wilderness, contact CCC Events for more information on our Bushcraft skills days or weekends on 0845 006 06 06.

Back to School: Team Building at Down Hall, Hertfordshire

Last week our clients were taken Back to School  for a fun-packed trip down memory lane at the beautiful Down Hall Hotel in Hertfordshire.  After sitting assembly with our terrifying Headmaster, the group was split into ‘classes’ and embarked on a school day with a difference – breaking plenty of rules and avoiding their teachers at all costs!

Headmaster leads classes through their morning hymn

Much more fun than you remember from your former years, our Back to School event is all your favourite lessons with a twist – think decorating cakes whilst blindfolded for Home Economics, giant footballs for Sports Day and hilarious renditions of your favourite songs in Music.

Event Manager Steve Scott had this to say about the day:

“It’s always amazing how quickly the teams regress to schoolchildren and start acting up! Everyone spends the day in stitches, but not only is this event masses of fun, it strengthens bonds and encourages teamwork in a situation everyone can relate to.”

Fancy going Back to School for your team building event this summer? Visit our website or call 0845 006 06 06 to speak to one of our amazing sales team.

What a Work of Art!

As Event Managers at CCC Events we’re trained to run a broad range of team building days from Treasure Hunts, Murder Mysteries  and outdoor activities, to Chocolate Workshops and cooking master classes. The events are fantastic fun and designed to get colleagues working well together, communicating and competing for a winning prize! However one of our most popular events, the Work of Art, not only gets the delegates to work wonderfully in their teams, but the whole group is working towards the same goal, to produce a huge and colourful multi canvass masterpiece!

Kate Packham infront of the masterpiece

Creative Team Building in London, at it’s best!

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Team Building At Down Hall in Hertfordshire

Down Hall in Hertfordshire is a beautiful venue, with extensive, well kept grounds – ideal for an outdoor team building event like our Hostage Rescue! And so it was on Friday that Operations Director Steve “Agent S” Scott rounded up his team of mercenaries, hostage takers and weapon handlers to treat 30 delegates to an explosive day!

Teams disable a security camera using a remote detonation console

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Team Building at Wotton House in Surrey

The sun stayed out and made for a great day yesterday at the beautiful Wotton House Hotel in Dorking, Surrey.

The view of the lovely Wooton House during the set up of yesterday’s Cryptic Challenge

Event Manager Kate Packham was running our action packed outdoor team building event, the Cryptic Challenge, for 160 delegates and had this to say on the day:

“A little bit of rain doesn’t damage outdoor events, and can sometimes even add to the enjoyment. That said, you’ll never hear me complain when we get glorious sunshine like this! The clients had a great time and, as ever with a Cryptic Challenge, the finale was nail-biting and hilarious!”

The Cryptic Challenge sees teams compete head to head in a series of devious games, testing their mental and physical agility – and also their ability to work as a team! Imagine if the Krypton Factor and the Crystal Maze had a child together – we like to think it would look a bit like the Cryptic Challenge!

Give us a call on 0845 006 06 06 to discover how we can make your next event truly memorable.