Competitive vs Collaborative Team Building Activities – What is the difference?
As the corporate world is ever-evolving so is the way we look at training and developing our teams. The two main types of team building being collaborative and competitive – both have their own strengths and goals. Choosing the style of team building activities depends on your objective.
Competitive Team Building – Department bonding
Competitive team building activities have been around for years and have proven very successful particularly when you have several departments within a division or company. These activities generally pitch teams against each other to become the overall winner. The benefits of this type of activity are; boosts morale within the winning team and boost competition within the workplace (in a healthy way!) which in turn can increase productivity and profits. Some companies make these activities quarterly or annually events. Why not start a company league with a winner each time – trust me the competition will be fierce!!
We offer some a range of competitive team building activities such as Quiz Shows, The Cube Challenge and Company Challenge just to name a few. Whether you are a big or small group we have the right competitive event for you.
Collaborative Team Building – The “one team” attitude
Collaborative team building activities are fairly new to the corporate sector. These activities are designed so the whole group work together to achieve a common goal rather than competing with other teams. In some collaborative activities, the group will be split into sub-groups but still having the same common goal. The aim is for the group to learn, have fun and bond as a team with the outcome showing what the team can achieve when they work together towards a common goal. Collaborative activities are great ice-breakers for new teams or as a breakout session during a day of meetings.
Will you choose competition or collaboration for your next team building activity? Don’t worry we can help you choose the right one for your team.