With 3 more public holidays left for the year of 2019 in Singapore, businesses are geared to generate as much revenue on its books for the remainder of this financial year.
With labour turnover rates remaining stable at 2.3%, according to statistics from the Ministry of Manpower, and an average of 108 job vacancies for every 100 unemployed persons, this implies that the retention of talents is increasingly pertinent to the overall financial performance of an organisation.
With the diverse talent pool in Singapore, here are some team bonding activities that can be enjoyed by employees from different cultures and backgrounds.
- Heritage themed:
Singapore celebrates her Bicentennial anniversary this 2019 and the Singapore Tourism Board has also organized a series of experiences that showcase our past, present and the future of where we are heading as a nation.
How about introducing your corporate team to a pottery workshop in the oldest surviving Dragon Kiln in Singapore?
A family business currently run by its third generation, explore a dragon’s belly that used to be fired up daily in the 1950s to the 1970s, as pottery items were then hand-made, glazed and fired in the dragon kiln. These pottery items were in such high demand hence the daily firing of the kiln. Today, due to the reduced demand, the dragon kiln is fired only about thrice a year.
Through this team-building activity, your team can learn more about the history of this family-run business as you embark on a tour of the dragon's belly. A hands-on pottery making session through exploring hand-building techniques such as coiling, pinching and molding will also be available.
Employees can also team up and create a larger pottery item, as everyone gets creative and hands-on whilst immersing oneself in a heritage experience in an ambience close to mother nature.
Climate changes leading to global warming is undeniable and according to National Geographic’s data, rising sea levels from the melting of icebergs and deforestation of valuable forest acreage stresses Mother Nature which in turn impacts human population.
Corporate organisations play a pivotal role in introducing sustainable business practices and to also encourage their employees to play their part in reducing waste, carbon footprint, and in turn be sustainable corporate employees.
Upcycling of wood can be synonymous with practising ikigai. Ikigai, which translates to be “your reason for being” is about discovering your true passion in life. If your team believes in fashionable sustainability efforts, look no further than this woodworking workshop in Singapore, as you slow-make your very own wooden jewellery.
Be introduced to different types of wood that can be found in Singapore, and even the famed African Mahogany wood that is grown right here in Singapore.
Learn about the importance of trees’ sustainability in Nature’s ecosystem and as you and your team design, create and cut out your very own jewelry templates, hand-make a pair of earrings or a necklace for yourself or your fellow colleagues, as you explore a new and therapeutic world in woodworking.
Working and living in Singapore brings you in close proximity to a variety of delicious food and cuisines.
The annual Mid-autumn festival is a well-celebrated oriental custom here in our sunny red dot island. Held on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, one celebrates this full moon night by eating mooncakes.
Hence a mooncake cooking workshop here in Singapore as a team building activity is bound to stir some palettes.
From traditional baked mooncakes to snowskin chocolate and black sesame flavoured mooncakes, indulge in a hands-on mooncake workshop experience as you make your very own mooncakes this Mid-autumn festival. You can definitely have your cake and eat it too!
The above cultural experiences serve to introduce different cultures to the diverse corporate talent pools found in the myriad of businesses here in Singapore. The future of your organisation’s health and wealth depends greatly on the team-bonding of your employees hence make full use of the remaining months of 2019 to introduce team building activities with your employees.