Top 5 Team Building Ideas Brisbane
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Sabre Corporate Development, also known as Sabre Team Building, delivers local team-building programmes in the Brisbane region that improve understanding, communication, collaboration, and teamwork among employees.
Programmes are tailored to meet your specific needs and can be customized to fit most budgets.
Our team-building activities are designed to be engaging, fun yet meaningful and interactive. All options are conducted in a safe, supportive and inclusive environment. We can help employees in Brisbane better understand one another, build trust, develop stronger relationships, and foster a sense of community and belonging within the workplace.
Sabre Corporate Development offers the widest range of team-building activities for Brisbane and The Gold Coast, including outdoor, indoor, problem-solving challenges, and communication exercises. These activities are designed to promote teamwork, enhance leadership skills, and improve overall team performance.
Our team-building programmes for ‘Brisi’ are all facilitated by highly experienced professionals who have a truly deep understanding of the dynamics of teams and are skilled at creating an atmosphere of trust, openness, and cooperation.
The Sabre team are committed to helping employees achieve their full potential and to creating a workplace culture that is supportive, inclusive, and productive. Psychological safety is aided by well-structured team building interventions.
The Sabre team provides fun and effective team building activities for Brisbane and the Gold Coast region. We aim to exceed client expectations whether aims are purely fun or to develop teams and leaders on a more long-term basis.
Top 5 Team Building Ideas for the Brisbane and Gold Coast regions
Fun Brisbane team building ideas for indoors and outdoors
The Brisbane CBD and its surrounding areas are large enough to have a sophisticated city vibe, yet as a city it is also small and intimate enough to retain a friendly country town charm. It's also a great place to meet and to run team building events. We've been doing it for clients since 1988.
There’s so many team event styles and formats that can suit Brisbane locations and venues that to pick a “Top 5” was quite a tricky task. These are recent popular approaches.
Client’s can choose from a great mix of indoor and outdoor challenges, and the current Top 5 is a reflection of this.
This has the “out and about” elements of an Amazing Race style of team build, but the Quest is more flexible and sophisticated, not as clichéd as the reality TV knock-offs (although we do have those as well if you prefer them). Brisbane CBD and by extension also the South Bank and Museum precincts can be perfect locations to site team challenges and tasks of myriad styles as part of a Quest. We have also designed Quests to incorporate the funky Fortitude Valley and West End areas.
2 - Picture Perfect for indoor locations in Brisbane
Unity of purpose and a common outcome is the main aim of this great team building concept. Cross-functional collaboration also looms large a theme with this team build. Simply one of the best indoor conference team building activities there is, it can work in virtually any Brisbane meeting venue. Whilst painting is the medium, you don’t have to be a Picasso to make it work, it’s more about collaboration, communication and seeing the ‘bigger picture’ together. The completed masterpiece is a lasting reminder of what the team can do when they pull together, and looks great on office and boardroom walls.
3 - The Agency for indoor or out and about in Brisbane
Making your own TV Ads or short films can be a lot of laughs, and also a bit of a clever ‘Trojan Horse’ for injecting any key business themes and issues. As a team building option for Brisbane, it’s also well suited to the Brisbane environment where novel locations in which to film simply abound. Using your Brisbane hotel or conference venue as the base, teams head out to make their scripts and story boards become a reality in a real time project that will be remembered for years.
4 - Team DNA / Leadership DNA workshops in Brisbane
This sophisticated format is all about lasting impact and value, so actually transcends the usual one-off team building approaches by making use of behavioural profiles and tailored workshops as a prelude to any activity. We use the renowned Belbin Team Role Model for its individual and team reports that give great insight into a team’s strengths and weaknesses. If you are looking for team building in Brisbane that gives truly lasting value, this is the one to pick.
5 - Battlespace indoor business game in Brisbane
A highly sophisticated indoor business game with a military theme adapted for business that can impart tremendous insight to any team about how they operate. It can work well stand alone, or in tandem with our Team DNA approach h to add greater depth and insight. As a potential team building solution for Brisbane, it is easy to deploy this activity in any hotel or venue conference room. Teams need to operate cross-functionally as a command decision-making team to make optimal and profitable use of time, resources and their people to win.
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FUN FACTS ABOUT BRISBANE
THE FABULOUS RIVER CITY
Brisbane is the vibrant capital of Queensland and has a charm that blends all of the benefits of city life, with the friendliness and laid back vibes of a country town.
Since 1988 we have delivered thousands of team building events in and around Brisbane for corporate, government, defence, sporting, education and NGO clients.
Brisbane was once known as Meanjin
Brisbane was called Meanjin by the original Aboriginal residents, and this means "the place shaped like a spike".
The manin clans in the region were the Turrbal and the Jagera. The Turrbal lived north of the Brisbane River and the Jagera lived to the south. Aspects of Brisbane's Aboriginal and European history can be integrated into many of our classic team building programmes.
Brisbane's has an old link to the stars
Brisbane is named after Sir Thomas Brisbane who in the 1820’s established Brisbane’s first penal settlements.
He was also an astronomer and the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium is named in his honour. We have delivered team sessions at the Mount Cootha Planetarium on several occasions over the years.
Brisbane is now a Popular Movie Location and Film Making Hub
The Brisbane region features extensively in many major film and TV productions with the film industry in SE QLD positively booking.
Brisbane China Town, The Mall, Parks and CBD are regularly used by film productions and often transformed to look like locations in far flung corners of the world. Recently Sam Neill and Rachel Griffiths were having shoot outs in Fortitude Valley and Eagle Farm in a soon to be released Mob Thriller ‘Bring Him To Me’.
We have some great movie making team building challenges that can likewise make use of these great locations for teams.
The first lamington ever made was actually in Brisbane in 1900
Armand Galland, a highly regarded French Chef, was caught short of materials in the kitchen when catering to Lord and Lady Lamington. His solution was to grab a French Sponge Cake from the pantry and with a combination of chocolate and coconut, there you have it, the cake named after the thankful hosts.
Brisbane was the world’s busiest military
submarine port in World War II.
Once the US entered WW2 after the bombing of Pearl Harbour Australia, Brisbane in particular, became a hub and staging area for many Allied military forces.
With over 75000 US troops in Brisbane the river was lined with docks playing host to Submarines and other military shipping destined for the Pacific Campaigns. Sabre has some great quality team and leadership approaches that have a military theme.
The largest city hall in Australia is Brisbane City Hall
When it was built Brisbane City Hall was actually the second-largest construction project in Australia after the famous Harbour Bridge in Sydney.
The iconic clock tower of our City Hall is an impressive 92metres high. The hall has served as a great backdrop for many of our Quest and Amazing Team Race team building formats in Brisbane.
The first cultivated Macadamia tree is in the Brisbane Botanic
This amazing tree was planted in 1858 by Sir Walter Hill the curator of the now extensive Botanic Gardens that sit within the CBD. The seed came from wild bushland near Gympie and it still produces Macadamia nuts. Many of our team building games can be run in the Botanic Gardens.
There are an average of 283 sunny days per year in Brisbane
Sunny days abound in Brisbane and winter days rarely get below 20 degrees. Such mostly beautiful weather makes outdoor team building activities popular but we need to mindful of the heat and of course the infamous QLD storms.
WE ALSO USE THE BELBIN MODEL FOR TEAM BUILDING
Great teams start with Belbin! The Belbin Team Role Model is the language of teamwork, and it enables individuals to better project and talk about their strengths in a productive, safe and non-confrontational way. It also helps them to understand those of others.
We provide individual Belbin behavioural profiles, and team and numerous other useful reports as well as facilitated training and support.
By making use of Belbin in a team building workshop, individuals have a greater self-understanding of their own strengths, which leads to more effective communication between colleagues and managers. Teams can be better understood and improved, and everyone in that team can feel that they are making a difference in the workplace by better utilising their natural behaviours.
It also works effectively with leadership and management development, conflict resolution, recruitment, career development, employee engagement and coaching. LEARN MORE
Team DNA - Taking teams and leaders forward
Better understand self and others
Enhance tolerance for other operating styles and build psychological safety
Maximise team strengths and minimise team weaknesses
Make better decisions and enhance daily execution
Take teams and organisations forward
Improve Business Performance
Team DNA is made up of the unique behavioural clusters that all of us project when working with others. The way we contribute, interrelate and behave is based on a lifetime of unique experience, role learning and personality that equips us with the mix of Team DNA that we use.
Knowing our individual and collective Team DNA helps people and teams understand their strengths and weaknesses, make better decisions, avoid unnecessary friction and perform better
Participants complete their individual profiles and 360 degree observations online pre programme.
Participants complete their own online profile
and can then invite numerous observers from the workplace to offer 360 style feedback to create a complete individual profile (with up to 8 insightful reports on their unique operating style).
We analyse the profiles and compiles reports.
We analyse these profiles and can easily create detailed team combination reports for the total team and / or any nominated sub teams or working relationships within the team. These are carefully interpreted in the context of the brief we have received from the client and their desired outcomes. Profile data will reveal to us the Team Role balances and imbalances that may exist thus will influence the way we will frame and deliver the programme to suit the team.
Delivery of programme blending presentations, workshops and team events.
We integrate relevant observations from the data into our presentation components, interactive sessions and team challenge activities so that meaningful transfer is made to real world. We deliver the appropriate programme for participants to individually and collectively personalise and transfer insights to pragmatic application. People see first-hand the impact of their behaviour on others, and the impact that others have on them with the aim of making the team operate even better at work. “Teams and organisations tend to succeed or fail one relationship at a time!”
Targeted follow through back at work post programme.
Strategies can be discussed and agreed upon for post programme milestones for follow through reviews and appropriate re visiting (either self-driven or externally facilitated).
THE BELBIN MODEL
Belbin Team Roles is the language of teams, enabling individuals to be able to project and talk about their behavioural strengths in a productive, safe and non-confrontational way.
It also works effectively with leadership and management development, conflict resolution, recruitment, career development, employee engagement and coaching.