Many of our vendors and business partners have questioned, why does Biking Singapore provide teambuilding services? How does bicycles have anything to do with strengthening team bonding, improve leadership skills and building on communication skills?
Our answer is quite simple.
Nothing! Bicycles have absolutely nothing to do these values!
However, at the same time bicycles are also everything in team bonding. It’s a tool, or some would like to refer as a bridge, which is used to link relationships from one person to the other.
In Biking Singapore, we believe that any physical object, activity or exercise can be used to facilitate a team building activity. What really is the essence in the teambuilding exercise is the method and process!
Base on this model, Biking Singapore’s Teambuilding activities revolves on 2 fundamentals.
1. Experiential Learning
2. Character Building and Learning
What is Experiential Learning?
Remember when you were 1 – 3 years old and how your parents tried to warn you about the hot kettle? How you should avoid it at all cost otherwise you would get burnt badly? Then try and remember the number of times you actually put your hands to the piping hot kettle, ended up burnt and crying your lungs out. Most of us would probably remember that one time and that’s all! If you can’t remember, I’m sure your parents would have the embarrassing story to share with you.
Reason, is because scientific research has expressed children from the age of 1 – 3 years old as a blank cd. The child learns through touch, visual, sound and smell. Bit by bit, these experiences would be “recorded” into the cd and forms our knowledge bank. This process is simplified as Experiential Learning!
We aim to do the same with you. Not to put your hand to a hot kettle of course! To introduce learning models and objective through fun and engaging team building activities. We aim to rebuilt your team with effective communication exercises and strengthen the team dynamic with group efficient exercise. By experiencing the various scenarios through the process of the team bonding activity, you would gain a better insight on common group dynamic character, team related issues and organizational fundamentals important to your team.
These experiences would be discussed as a group to enhance 2 ways communication within the organization and facilitate effective feedback process.
What is Character Building and Learning?
All individuals have different characters and culture. In a team, if the mixes of different personality traits were not managed well, it would mean a ticking time bomb waiting to happen! Imagine having so many differences in thoughts, opinions and methods of working. Biking Singapore Teambuilding brings in the effective model of DISC to help you understand the different traits of each DISC character. By understanding your own and other’s DISC traits, it will shine a light on questions such as Why is he reacting this way? Why doesn’t she see my point? Why am I the only one who seems to be worried about the way the project is going?
Furthermore, we will teach you how to enhance the group dynamic of the team by capitalizing on the pro of each trait and complimenting it with the flaw of others. With a closely knitted environment of understanding and support, we hope to enhance the performance matrix of the whole team efficiently.
On the 14th of June, Lim and Tan Securities joins Biking Singapore for their Cycling Teambuilding Session.
With 28 participants unloading from the coach bus, our facilitator looks on eagerly on the energy level of the group! Hurray, we see lots of smiles and enthusiastic laughter. A sure sign of a wonderful teambuilding session to come!
As tradition follows, Biking Singapore starts of the teambuilding fun with some Warmers with the participants. As the participants work up a sweat, we suddenly felt an overcast looming over us. Greatest fear for us was rain! And it seems the skies are ready to open up on us at this very moment.
Hoping to beat the rain, the Warmers quickly ended and the participants moved on to collect their bicycles still in good spirit till the first drop of rain came down. Unfortunately we had to hold the teambuilding session and usher the participants to shelter and wait out the rain.
Not without plan, our facilitators kick in to gear to engage the participants about the teambuilding session. As the participants listened on intently on the stories and history of the tour, the rain lightened as quickly as it came. Not wanting to miss out this much-anticipated ride, the team quickly agreed that they want to move out amidst the light drizzle! Motivated by the team’s enthusiasm, the facilitator kick into action making sure all the participants gets a poncho and of course, 1 more group photo before we move of for the teambuilding session!
Finally before we left, a teambuilding game was played to allow teams to win for them drinks to recharge for the 2nd leg of the journey. Gladly, team 1 lead by the most charming manager we have met won the challenge and was rewarded with the drink.
As we proceeded on the The Changi Chapel Museum, we saw strong never say die spirit emerging in teams as participants motivated each other to push on up the slopes. Each teams made sure their weakest participant was always looked after and we finally arrive at our 2nd stop for the teambuilding session.
At The Changi Chapel Museum, an intern rewarded participants with a beautiful chapel which houses the original cross hand crafted during the WW2 out of a bombshell. The museum also holds an extensive exhibit and presentation of the WW 2 era and what POWs then had to go through. Without saying, this has to be the highlight of the tour as our participants learn and understand what the WW2 has brought across to Singaporeans and defenders from other nations.
As we left the place with humility and gratitude, we push on back to Changi Village to end off the tour through this beautiful estate.
The teambuilding session ended very well as teams gave each other pat on the back and words of gratitude for pushing through the terrain. We applaud their fighting spirit and genuinely hope they enjoyed our teambuilding program for them.
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