September 24, 2015

Indoor

  • Australian Planks

Move from start point to finish point on wooden planks with your team

Team-mates must work together to move as one through a challenging obstacle course. The team must maintain their balance and complete the course in the least amount of time to win. This is the ultimate teamwork activity. Co-operation, communication, and a sense of humor is key!

Anyone with a basic level of fitness can apply – balance is the only thing they require!
Benefits:

Group co-operation

Provides high energy

Amusement throughout the group

Coordination

Australian planks


 

  • Cob Web

TASK FOR TEAM: THE ENTIRE GROUP HAS TO REACH ANOTHER SIDE OF A COB WEB USING HOLES OF COB WEB.

RULES AS FOLLOWS:

One member can pass through one gap only.

Do not touch the web.

Gap once used cannot be used again.

If any part of the body touches the string the participant will be disqualified.

5 points will be awarded for every participant who passes through successfully.

20 passes per team will be permitted.

Cobweb


 

  • Passing the Ball

TASK FOR TEAM: PASS THE BALL FROM FRONT TO BACK & FORTH.

RULES AS FOLLOWS:

Team should stand in one line at an arms distance

At the start of the activity all team members will be in standing positions.

The ball will be introduced in the hand of the first person.

The first person will pass the ball between his legs to the person behind.

The second person has to pass the ball above his head to the third person.

The same pattern is to be followed for the rest of the team.

Once the ball reaches the last person it has to pass in the same alternate pattern back to the first person.

Total Time to complete the task for the team -3 minutes.


 

  • Split Pipes

Drop max. Ball in Glass to end point

The team will stand in a straight line with each member holding one split pipe

The neighboring pipe should not touch each other.

A ball will be introduced in the first pipe

Participants can’t bend the knees

The ball should not fall on the ground

The Ball should not roll backwards.

Every time the ball touches the ground you have to restart from the start point.Split Pipe


 

  • Acid Lake

TASK FOR TEAM: TO PICKUP 10 ASSETS FROM THE ACID LAKE IN 10 MINUTES.

Each team will be divided into 3 groups.

Group 1 Lifting group (More than 1 person)

Group 2 Guide (1 person)

Group 3 Picker (1 person)

No one except the guide can talk.

No part of the body can touch the ground inside the acid lake, depicted by the red/white tape.

Penalty point for speaking or touching the ground 10 points.


  • Tyre and ball

TASK FOR TEAM:

THROW THE BALL THROUGH THE TYRE.

RULES AS FOLLOWS:

Each participant will get min one chance to throw the ball (Total attempts 25).

For each successful attempt you will fetch 4 point.


 

  • Hit the target

TASK FOR TEAM: TO DROP MAXIMUM BOTTLES or Target kept at Stage

RULES AS FOLLOWS:

All team members to participate.

Total attempt/chances are 20.

One member at a time.


 

  • Passing the Glass

TASK FOR TEAM: PASS THE GLASS ACROSS ALL THE PARTICIPANTS AND REACH BACK TO THE STARTING POINT.

RULES AS FOLLOWS:

Team will stand in a circle with hands locked behind.

Each participant will hold a straw in his mouth.

A plastic glass will be introduced on the straw       for the participant.

The glass has to be passed onto the next   participant without any physical contact.

The glass has to return back to the first participant after it reaches the last one.

Five points penalty for each drop of glass.

Passing the Glass


 

  • Save the World

“The only constant is change”. Key Punch put teams in an environment of change, where the members? Reaction and response will determine the team’s performance.

Learning points 1) Participants will be able to see how they react to changes. 2) Learn the importance of being flexible and the need for being able to respond quickly to change (being aware and agile)

Save the world


 

  • Bricks and Planks

TASK FOR TEAM: TO CROSS THE TEAM FROM STARTING POINT TO FINISH.

RULES AS FOLLOWS:

No part of the body can touch the ground.

The team to move on wooden/Bamboo planks only.

Only 2 persons are permitted on the wooden plank at any one time and one person on the bamboo plank.

Penalty of 5pts every time you touch the ground.

Total Time to complete the task – 20 minutes and score is 100 points.

Score 05 pts per person who crosses the finish line.


 

  • Passing the water

TASK FOR TEAM:

TO COLLECT MAXIMUM WATER IN BOTTLES AT THE FINISH POINT.

RULES AS FOLLOWS:

The team should stand in one straight line.

No person from the team can look back.

Each person will hold a glass in his/her hand.

The last person will hold an empty   bottle in hand (no glass to be in hand).

A bucket full of water will be placed in front of the first person.

The first person will fill the glass with water and without looking back, pass it into the glass of the person behind over his/her head.

Every subsequent person will receive the water and pass it to the person in the rear, over his head without looking back.

The last person will store the water into the bottle from the person ahead.

Passing the water


  • Blind Tent Pitching

Blind Tent Pitching is a great way to illustrate the importance of communication, collaboration and seeing a job through from inception to completion. Working in small groups, teams will be tasked with the job of erecting a 2-man tent. Sounds simple!

Here’s the twist; all team members bar one will be blindfolded and they’ll have to put the tent up without instructions.

Blind Tent Pitching is a fun and illuminating team building activity that will break down barriers and bond a group quickly.

How does it work?

Following a welcome and a brief from our facilitator coordinators, the group will be split into teams and provided with blindfolds and tents.

Using their ingenuity, resourcefulness, verbal communication, logical thinking and observation skills, the team leader(s) will direct the blindfolded tent builders.

Will they listen, communicate and used team work principles to pitch the tent successfully?

What are the benefits of this team building activity?

Blind Tent Pitching is an excellent way to:

  • Improve verbal communication skills
  • Break down barriers and bond a team
  • Build trust in the workplace
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Illustrate the importance of team building in organizations
  • Take teams out of their comfort zones

BlindTentPitch


 

  • Amazon Crossing
  • Poseidon Adventure
  • Integrated BTP
  • Straw joining
  • Bricks and Bucket
  • Magic Fruit
  • Shapes and Colors
  • Air Crash
  • Triangular Cob Web
  • Musical Chairs
  • Housie/ Tambola
  • Cross Over
  • Carom
  • TT
  • Drums and Planks
  • Burma Ring Loop
  • NEW YOU Classified

 

  • Ring and Ball

TASK FOR TEAM: CARRY THE BALL FROM POINT A TO POINT B.

RULES AS FOLLOWS:

Do not drop the Ball.

Participants to stay within the track.

Each string to be held from its tip between the index finger and thumb.

The string should not be tied to the finger.

05 point penalty will levied every time the ball drops.

Ring and Ball


  • Blind Square

“No one plans to fail but many fail to plan”. Success in Blindfold Square is dependent on the team’s ability to put a plan together – A plan with a clear goal and well defined roles.

Learning points 1) Participants learn the importance of planning to attain their goals in an untested and unfamiliar environment, simulated by their being blindfolded. 2) Thinking out-of-the-box is required to act with the limited resources and handicaps.


 

  • Remote

Burj-El-Khalifa

When the whole team shares the same vision, reaching the goal is just a matter of time. The Burj-al-Khaleefa bring home this point to the team.
Learning points 1) This activity requires participants to THINK & WORK as a team. 2) Encourages systems thinking, where participants will come to realize that it is beneficial to see work processes as a whole instead of seeing them as parts.

Flip the Carpet

Teams will find accomplishment after they discover the “Flip The Carpet”.
Learning points 1) This activity requires participants to THINK & WORK as a team. 2) Encourages systems thinking, where participants will come to realise that it is beneficial to see work processes as a whole instead of seeing them as parts.

Flip The carpet

  • Save the World

“The only constant is change”. Save The world put teams in an environment of change, where the members? Reaction and response will determine the team’s performance.

Learning points 1) Participants will be able to see how they react to changes. 2) learn the importance of being flexible and the need for being able to respond quickly to change (being aware and agile)

Mine Field – 

To retrieve a specifically-designed Lego chip in a minefield whilst being blindfolded.
Learning points 1) Participants learn the importance of planning so as to attain their goals, especially in an untested and unfamiliar environment – simulated by being blindfolded. 2) Decision making. 3) Ability to think out-of-the-box is when faced with limited resources available and handicaps.

Mine field
Blind Square – 

“No one plans to fail but many fail to plan”. Success in Blindfold Square is dependent on the team’s ability to put a plan together – A plan with a clear goal and well defined roles.

Learning points 1) Participants learn the importance of planning to attain their goals in an untested and unfamiliar environment, simulated by their being blindfolded. 2) Thinking out-of-the-box is required to act with the limited resources and handicaps.

Blind Squire
Helium Hula Hoop – 

Our mindset determines how we perform. How flexible our mindset determines how well we perform. Shift in paradigm is essential to a team performance in Helium Hula Hoop.

Learning points 1) Learning the importance of communication to induce coordinated movement – otherwise, the hula hoop will not be able to move. 2) To channel energy & effort productively to deal with the task and be open enough to try out different methods.
HAlium-Hula-hoop-1-300x220  Halium Stick

Mouse Trap

It’s often our mental barriers and pre-conceptions that stop us from achieving our goals. Mousetrap challenges teams to overcome this mindset.

Learning points 1) Learn how emotional barriers (E.G. fear, cannot-do-it attitude) and negative perceptions may interfere with individual (work) performance, hence affecting overall team effectiveness. 2) Help identify some critical success factors which will result in effective communication, leading to growth in an organization (E.G. patience, forgiving, trust, commitment, positive attitude etc.)

Mouse trap  Mouse trap 1


 

  • Rhythm Bar

The Rhythm Challenge! Offers an unique and interactive experience designed to UNITE, UPLIFT and INSPIRE. Participants use simple pieces of equipment to create different rhythms and yet form a performing orchestra. An orchestra that crafts seemingly disparate rhythms into a single melody. The results are unforgettable. The Rhythm Challenge! makes a highly energetic corporate entertainment or team building activity.

Symphony or cacophony? The answer lies with you and your team. Be prepared to be blown away by this highly energetic activity, which will take teambuilding to a totally new level. Achieve your team’s synergy through music!

Rhythm 2


 

  • Lego – series Play

The Best Way to Harness The Collective Wisdom of Your Organization

Youphoria Outbound & Adventure is one of the leading proponents of the LSP methodology in the APAC region – having perhaps the most number of Certified LSP Facilitators with concrete industry backgrounds.

Especially suited for senior leadership teams, Lego Serious Play is increasingly being adopted by many leading organizations as the method of choice for ensuring more participation, more insights & ideas, more passion, better ownership & commitment and better results – while handling a variety of key and important organizational challenges.
Lego Serious Play bases itself on the belief that the best solutions are always arrived at when the collective wisdom of the organization is harnessed.

We invite you to dive in deeper to explore this fascinating methodology.

The LSP Method Real Time Strategy using LSP Innovation Mining using LSP
Teambuilding using LSP Getting Started with LSP More About LSP

 


  • Trebuchet

A trebuchet is a siege engine that was employed in the Middle Ages either to smash masonry walls or to throw projectiles over them. It could fling up to three-hundred and fifty pound (140kg) projectiles at high speeds into enemy fortifications. trebuchets did not become obsolete until the 16th century, well after the introduction of gunpowder.

Youphoria Outbound & Adventure revives this long forgotten medieval weapon to bring forth an exciting team based activity that is refreshing, fun, intellectually stimulating – and most importantly a huge learning opportunity!

In The Trebuchet Challenge, teams are challenged to design this medieval weapon to protect their “cities” from the invasion of “enemies”. A successful launch demands that the team members allocate roles basis capabilities of individuals, reach a common understanding, adjust to changing scenarios and communicate effectively to achieve their goal. As a part of the process, members must also decide on the projectile mass, the launch angle and the counter-weight mass to launch the perfect attack!

Where can The Trebuchet Challenge be held?

The Trebuchet Challenge can be held in a hotel function room, out in the great outdoors or within your office premises – in sufficiently large spaces. The mobility of our program allows us to move anywhere with you. Depending on your objectives, we would suggest the appropriate setting to enhance the team learning experience.

The Trebuchet Challenge encourages the group to achieve various objectives including: communication, trust, co-ordination on work processes, respect for individual capabilities, synergy, change and the strategies to cope with them and also being aligned to a common vision and mission.

Are you ready for the Trebuchet Challenge?

Trebuchet-11-300x225  Trebuchet 2


 

  • Domino – One for all – All for one

The “Domino effect” is a chain reaction that occurs when a small change causes a similar change nearby, which then will cause another similar change, and so on in linear sequence. It typically refers to the cascading effect happening due to changes in one part of the system.
The Domino effect is a wonderful metaphor to talk about what happens in organizations and teams – where both good attitudes and the bad ones have a tendency to cascade.

But what is a challenge – without the fun! With the world record standing at approximately 4.3 million pieces toppled, Youphoria Outbound & Adventure aims to bring the challenge now to our participants. The effort and time put into creating a Domino Effect art piece is tremendous, requiring immense planning and teamwork. No rules, no boundaries, no limit! This is to bring to all the feeling of – “what you can imagine, you can create”!

Interestingly, the emotional experience that participants go through while creating the Domino Effect art piece, is similar to their everyday interactions with one another. From being patient, to learning tolerance; from understanding one another, to working together; from planning the big picture, to executing the individual construction; every single step requires precise action from everyone. Just bear in mind, every single action you take, can trickle downwards, and start a chain reaction, a Domino Effect!

The grand finale which involves toppling of the first brick – which then goes on and on till the euphoric finale is reached makes every participant to hold their breaths – and when successful reach an emotional release!

If you are looking for an intense indoor team event, that sparks interesting conversations about the domino effect that each member and each division can have on your team – The Domino Challenge is the perfect challenge for your team!

Are you ready to set a your own record

Dominoes falling  Domino Effects


 

  • MBTI Summons

One of the most widely used personality instruments in the world; the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is used in the workplace, so that participants gain self awareness of their working behavior, drawing out their potential and improving relationships.

Having diverse personalities within an organization can be a tremendous asset, and capitalizing on the types of personalities in your group can enhance productivity, efficiency, and creativity while decreasing unproductive conflict and radically improving team dynamics. Often times we see that the most prolific groups are comprised of individuals possessing assorted traits. When a group has a clear picture of the personalities of its members and harnesses the potential, it can radically improve team dynamics.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) begins with an online assessment which is taken around 2 weeks before the actual workshop. In the actual workshop, participants are first introduced to the differences behind the apparent similarities – and guided through a step-by-step process, through which they arrive upon their own individual Type.

Once individual Type is determined satisfactorily, the workshop then moves on to determine the big picture composition of your group and highlight how different people react to the circumstances around them. The workshop is a revealing and surprising experience for participants. “Do you really think like that?” (Followed by lot of laughter and gasps of disbelief) is an often heard refrain in these workshops.

The Understanding Personality Traits (MBTI) Workshop will:

  • Increase awareness of the types of personalities that make up your group.
  • Demonstrate how it can translate into positive behavior and better understanding.
  • Show how a group is more successful if there is balance among members.
  • Allow individuals to address mutual differences respectfully and productively.
  • Explain thinking, processing, organization, and decision making associated with each Type.

If you are looking for an intense, introspective team event – that helps team members appreciate each other better, get introduced to the most popular psychometric tool in the world, through us!

MBTI  MBTI 1


 

  • The celluloid – Lights, Camera, Action!

Anyone who has ever watched a movie after the final scene ends, and the credits start rolling – would appreciate that it takes a tremendous amount of team work, communication, co-ordination, creativity, leadership and time management to create a movie.

Youphoria Outbound & Adventure now turns this fascinating film making activity into a mesmerizing new challenge, called The Celluloid Challenge. In this challenge that gets every single person in the team engaged and contributing, we turn your employees into full film production units. The teams are challenged – to produce their own unique versions of some of our Bollywood classics. Alternatively, we can custom design the content for the group to incorporate their very own company message, corporate Youphoria or offsite theme.

But when it comes to Youphoria, you can be quite sure – every moment will be a challenge. And so, budgets will be limited, time deadlines will be tight and every single person in the team will have a role to perform. As with real time movie making – teamwork, planning and efficient implementation of roles and tasks are critical to succeed. Budgets need to be scrupulously managed to balance between props, costumes, camera and sound equipment. Our instructors will also take each team through a crash course on movie making – handling & using the camera, editing etc.
The Celluloid Challenge is ideal for group sizes upto 50 people at a time, though of course we can stage it for larger groups too. The challenge moves through the different stages of film making – ideating, scripting, shooting and editing.

As the clock ticks away, teams are faced with a series of decisions to make. Who will be the actors? Who is going to direct? And what about the camera operator? Which props and costumes to go with? Which story-line to go with? And of course – what is a Bollywood production without some song and dance? So, who will be the choreographer, singers and dancers? Which locations to shoot at? Clearly, serious teamwork will be essential for success in this anything-but-serious event.

As the deadline for submissions nears – the excitement generally reaches a fever pitch. There are last minute suggestions and additions. Overall – the whole place buzzes with energy. The excitement is contagious.

It all comes to a delightful climax with an award ceremony, hosted by the esteemed head of the Film Academy Committee. The cheering, the laughter and the smiles happen in big measure, as each team screens their masterpiece for the rest of the groups to savor.

If you are looking for a team building exercise of a special kind, that unleashes the creativity of your teams, do try The Celluloid Challenge today!


 

  • The pixel – The whole is greater than the sum of its part.

Drops of water make an ocean,
Grains of sand, make a magnificent beach.
Strains of sounds, come together to create a divine orchestra,
Just as millions of pixels, come together to create a larger picture!

We often hear senior leaders articulating inspiring visions for their teams below. But however compelling the pitch may be, at times people down the line are left wondering, “How exactly will my piece contribute to this grand vision?” Very often, the roles and contributions of individuals down the line seem miniscule and insignificant, in comparison to the awe inspiring numbers & achievements, the team as a whole is gunning for.

Yet for leaders, it becomes imperative that every single person in the team perceives his or her contribution to be critical in contributing towards the larger goal. How does he convey this message in a strong, compelling manner?

The wise old Chinese philosopher, Confucius shows us the way: “What you do, you understand”. In this engrossing team experience, large teams are broken up into smaller units, who are then challenged to don the role of artists. All the equipment they would possibly need is handed to them – canvases, easels, et al. Each team is then challenged to exhibit their skills, creativity and express it through a splash of colors & art. Like all time based challenges, this one too pulsates with energy as teams discuss & debate color combinations. Roles and responsibilities get quickly allocated, as teams discover hidden talents and core strengths. Each member in each team is completely Youphoria Outbound & Adventure on getting their own canvas, “just right”!

As the clock ticks away to a close, teams rush in their “master pieces” – but as anyone who has been in a Youphoria Outbound & Adventure program would know, we like to stretch our participants just a we bit more. Painting a canvas is just one part of the challenge ” the arguably bigger challenge, is for teams to collaborate between themselves in such a way that it adds up to a larger picture!”. And that is easier said than done! Since too many cooks often spoil the broth, only the leaders in each team are invited to figure out this challenge, behind closed curtains. The rest of the team waits with bated breath.

Eventually though, most teams find their way around. The curtains are drawn, the stage is set – the leader of the team is then invited to unveil the masterpiece. The “oohs”, “aahs” and gasps of disbelief that accompany the unveiling – set the stage for the leader to reinforce the message, that “None of us individually is capable of doing what all of us together can”. Also, “Every single panel needs to be just right, for the overall picture to be right”. What a powerful, experiential way to drive home a message!

Is the Pixel Challenge right for my team?

This is a wonderful activity to foster teamwork in the most unlikely of ways for corporate teams. The whole experience of getting their hands and aprons splashed with colors, takes participants back to their younger days, eliciting lots of smiles and laughter all around. Regardless of how big a team is – this is one activity that can keep every single person in a group fully engaged.

The activity could be debriefed (if needed) around the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Different variations to the activity can be used, to debrief around the underlying values, belief systems that hold a company together.

The Pixel Challenge is often used by teams to create a captivating conference backdrop for the offsite. Interestingly though – this really fun team challenge results in the team ending up with a beautiful looking art work, that can easily be transported and proudly put up at office – to serve as a reminder of the underlying messages of the offsite & of course, the fun time that the team as a whole had in creating it!

The Pixel Challenge can be conducted indoors or outdoors. However, if being done outdoors – we need to ensure the place is not far too breezy!

Try the Pixel Challenge today… and walk out with your own unique masterpiece!


 

  • The Stagecraft – The show must go on!

Anyone who has ever been a part of putting together a Play would forever remember the buzz of the auditorium, the hustle-bustle behind the curtains, the pressure in the rehearsals, the last minute butterflies and panic…. until of course, the screen goes up!

And then, unlike while shooting movies, Theatre does not allow for any retakes. This is where the rubber hits the road. All the preparation, dialogue delivery, action & reactions – needs to come together in one seamless flow, to put up a show that will be understood and appreciated. Regardless of any obstacles or roadblocks that then come up, the show must go on….

Youphoria Outbound & Adventure recreates the magic of theatre, in a whole new team building activity – The Stagecraft Challenge! Teams are assigned topics which could be creative, whacky or linking back to corporate themes and values. It could also be tongue-in-cheek ones aimed at light hearted leg pulling of senior leaders.

Putting together a play is no child’s play though. Several questions need to be answered – several decisions to be made. What is the storyline? What about the script and dialogues? Who does what? What if someone forgets his lines? How do we use the props? What make-up to put on? What about the rehearsals?

Teams get everything they need to make the play – an assortment of props, make-up kits, wigs, guns, maces, dresses…. and some more. The only thing they need to get by themselves though is their imagination.

If you think this is challenging, we have not told you the complete story….. yet. When it is a program by Youphoria Outbound & Adventure, you can be pretty sure your friendly expert Facilitators will put up some more twists and turns to make the challenge more…… well, interesting! Teams need to report back to stage before the final buzzer goes off…..

The buzz in the air in the final moments is palpable – a lot of last minute instructions fly around, backups get decided, the more organized teams are huddled together for a final walk through of roles and responsibilities, nosy competitors are brushed away….. The final buzzer goes off and eventually a hush descends……

As we love to say in Youphoria, every moment is a challenge in this activity! But while the participants are busy immersed in the challenge, what the our Facilitators look for is the story within the story. Different elements of organizational work come to the fore, to put together a successful play – there is leadership, creativity, communication, crisis handling, role allocations and execution, operational matters, logistics issues, financial matters, team work and collaboration….

Finally the time arrives when the show goes LIVE….

Teams and judges take their seats as team after team takes the stage and delivers their masterpiece. There are no second acts – no retakes. How well can a corporate team with no prior experience in theatre come together to pull this off?

The Stagecraft Challenge! can be conducted in any part of the country. It is suitable for teams of upto 200 people (if it is a full day program) and teams of upto 100 people (if it is a half day program). This is one challenge which works for teams regardless of age groups and seniority too.

If the challenge sounds daunting to you, sets just the right number of butterflies going in your tummy, it is perhaps time for you to challenge your team to this exciting activity.

Do you think your team can pull off The Stagecraft Challenge?

The Stagecraft


 

  • Save the World

“The only constant is change”. Key Punch put teams in an environment of change, where the members? Reaction and response will determine the team’s performance.

Learning points 1) Participants will be able to see how they react to changes. 2) learn the importance of being flexible and the need for being able to respond quickly to change (being aware and agile)

Save the world


Mine Field

To retrieve a specifically-designed Lego chip in a minefield whilst being blindfolded.

Learning points 1) Participants learn the importance of planning so as to attain their goals, especially in an untested and unfamiliar environment – simulated by being blindfolded. 2) Decision making. 3) Ability to think out-of-the-box is when faced with limited resources available and handicaps.

3D-minefield  Mine field


  • Flip the Carpet

Teams will find accomplishment after they discover the “Turning Point”.

Learning points 1) This activity requires participants to THINK & WORK as a team. 2) Encourages systems thinking, where participants will come to realize that it is beneficial to see work processes as a whole instead of seeing them as parts.

Flip The carpet


 

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