What if it was your company?
Ownership Mentality vs Employee Mentality
This colourful and fun-filled company team event will leave your team with some serious issues that they will need to mull over. Teams are selected and the members proceed to create their own companies. Each are given a limited amount of venture capital with which to start conducting business. A list of projects are then supplied which can generate for the individual firms varying amounts of profit.
The objective of this business team building activity is for each team to strive to make as much profit as possible in order to appease the shareholders. They need to choose which activities they would like to take on in their race for profits.
In this corporate team activity, there are many management decisions that need to be made which will have a dramatic impact on the company results.
The team needs to decide which "staff" members will be responsible for which projects. Whether they split up to tackle different projects simultaneously or all work together to get through a project quicker.
All the while, life is made more difficult by the "auditors" who have to be kept happy and are required to verify the project's completion within the boundaries of Company Laws and award the profits due in this event.
As in any business, each company's allocated venture capital in local currency (Movers and Shekels) can be used to acquire certain assets and materials which could make the achievement of profits easier.
A variety of items are available for purchase but everything comes at a price.
Or should they try to save their way to wealth?
This business team building activity is about productivity, initiative and ingenuity. In this creative company team event, the focus is on effective teamwork, lateral thinking, trust, communication, freedom of expression and serious fun.
Main leadership aspects to consider in this would be planning, prioritization, leadership style, efficacy. This company team event allows for a lot of individualism and creativity in so much as each team is really allowed to determine their own activity and decide what and how they want to do things.
This company team event allows teams to work with their strengths in order to achieve the best results and further has a myriad of ways to complete the same project.
Furthermore, for the more business astute there are some shrewd strategies which can be worked out in order to gain advantage in the market place over the competition.
Certain strategic items can be bought out from the quartermaster in order to block access to these items by other teams. Certain items could be used to achieve a project but then traded on to other teams in order to recuperate some cashflow (as profits are only allocated at the end of the fiscal year).
Certain completed tasks could also be sold to other teams if some cash is required to make further purchases.
For the sharper companies, this can become an intricate chess game of strategies, conniving, politics and entrepreneurship.
This business team building activity allows for a lot of individualism and creativity in so much as each team is really allowed to determine their own corporate team activity and decide what and how they want to do things.
This corporate team activity allows teams to work with their strengths in order to achieve the best results and further has a myriad of ways to complete the same project.
Living itself is a risky business. If we spent half as much time learning how to take risks as we spend avoiding them, we wouldn't have nearly so much to fear in life. E. Paul Torrance
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do. Pope John XXIII
If you need assistance with selecting which hotel or conference center to book, Movers & Shakers offers a complimentary venue booking and liaison service to their clients. We do business team building in Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Western Cape, Mpumalanga and the Free State and also in more remote regions of South Africa. In fact we probably have a tame venue wherever you choose to go.