Extreme Team Building

by Team Building Philippines on January 19, 2015 60 Comments

When someone mentions team building, most would think of activities that help develop skills on critical thinking, communication, task delegation, etc. You may be familiar with or have been subjected firsthand to standard team building programs such as scavenger hunts, time pressured puzzles, obstacle courses and so on. Luckily enough though, for the more adventurous souls, certain companies such as Playworks Team Building conduct extreme team building activities.

By extreme we literally mean to say to get people out of their comfort zones. In these modern times, we are so used to having the luxury of technology making our lives so much easier we sometimes forget what it’s really like to work for the things that matter. Talk to a friend? Facebook, Skype, cellphones. Need to get somewhere fast? Cars, elevators, planes. Because of this, our settings would be mostly, if not completely, all natural. We want our participants ...

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What to look for in a Team Building Facilitator

by Team Building Philippines on March 21, 2014 0 Comments

Oftentimes, we here at TeamBuildingPhilippines.com get inquiries for recommended facilitators.  While we do not endorse particular facilitation teams, we can provide you with guidance on choosing the right facilitator for your team building.

When creating a short list of facilitators, you should look first into the background of the team building company.  Some key things to ask:

  • Who were your previous clients you have facilitated?
  • Have you team built companies in the same industry or with the same organizational function? 
  • Have you handled groups similar to our group size?
  • What is the educational and experiential background of the facilitators?
  • (You'd be surprised with the number of "team building facilitators" offering advice and guidance to companies who did not even complete their college degree!  One spa venue in Tagaytay just uses their maintenance staff as their facilitators, so watch out for packaged deals with venues.  Always look into the ...
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Top 10 Team Building Venues in the Philippines 2013

by Team Building Philippines on February 15, 2014 6 Comments

Every year we poll our vast network of facilitators, HR managers, bosses, and business owners who did a team building in the past year.  The results are in, and we've tallied up the votes for the best places to do team building in the Philippines!  At the top of this years list is the revamped MMLDC now known as the First Pacific Leadership Acacemy in Antipolo, followed closely by beautiful Gratchi's Getaway in Tagaytay, and in third is the serene Clearwater Resort in Pampanga.

Top team building destinations Gratchi's, FLPA, Caliraya

Remember that the best team building venue for your company is really dependent on the goals your team is trying to accomplish, as well as the needs of the particular members in your group.  With that in mind, here's TeamBuildingPhilippines.com's list of Top Team Building Venues in the Philippines for 2013:

1. First Pacific Leadership Academy (Former MMLDC)

2. Gratchi's ...

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Team building games... what's your favorite?

by Team Building Philippines on January 30, 2013 50 Comments

To all the team building facilitators and HR people out there, what is your favorite team building exercise or game to conduct?

Name and describe your team building exercise, and we'll rank and give credit to the best in our next post!

Top 10 Team Building Venues in the Philippines 2012

by Team Building Philippines on October 1, 2012 54 Comments

 

We took a pole from our network of facilitators, tallied up the votes, and the results are in for the best team building venues in the Philippines!  Topping the list is Eugenio Lopez Center in Antipolo, Caliraya Resort Club, and newcomer Gratchi's Getaway in Tagaytay.

Team Building Pics at Eugenio Lopez Center, Caliraya Resort, and Gratchi's Getaway

Ranging in prices and facilities, there really is no best venue for team building.  It really in the end depends on the objectives you are trying to accomplish for your team and whether that venue is suitable for that agenda.  Anyway, here is the list:

1. Eugenio Lopez Center - Antipolo

2. Caliraya Resort Club

3. Gratchi's Getaway - Tagaytay Farm Resort

4. Clearwater Resort

5. Camp John Hay - Baguio

6. Fontana

7. MMLDC

8. Forest Club

9. Camp Benjamin

10. Philip's Sanctuary

Welcome to Team Building Philippines!

by Team Building Philippines on September 30, 2012 45 Comments

Welcome team building facilitators, HR managers, and everyone and anyone interested in learning more about the art and science of team building here in the Philippines!

In this blog, we hope to bring together the best team building ideas, activities, seminars, and venues the Philippines has to offer. 

Feel free to comment and send us feedback on how we are doing!