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Creating your own Commonwealth Games for the workplace



It is an exciting time in Australia and New Zealand with the Commonwealth Games coming up in April, and especially exciting with the Games being held on the Gold Coast.

Being sport’s mad countries, this excitement can be felt in most workplaces as the stories from the Games become daily conversations for staff.

Leading team building professional Nicole Ward from Corporate Challenge Events believes the focus on the Commonwealth Games can provide a timely boost to the culture of an organisation.

“A great way to harness this excitement is to create your own Commonwealth Games at work with specially-themed team building activities,” she said.

“Holding corporate special events themed around the Games can boost morale and team spirit in your workplace.

“There will be some fun competition between work colleagues and it will provide a platform for your team to bond as they talk about their favourite sports and athletes, and the results from the group activities.”

Ms Ward highlights four team building events that can be themed on the Commonwealth Games.

1. Mini Commonwealths

“This program can be held over two to three hours in either a large indoor or outdoor space. Your group will be divided into teams, each to represent a nation from the Commonwealth. After creating and performing anthems, teams will participate in group activities and sports, the same or similar to those held at the Games, in pursuit of valuable points. A medal ceremony concludes the program with the top points-scoring team recognised and presented with replica medals.”

2. Sports Day

“This program can be held over a half or full day depending on numbers and which sports and team bonding activities you would like to play. You could choose Commonwealth Games sports like basketball, badminton, beach volleyball, lawn bowls, netball or table tennis, or a combination of these, and we’ll put a tournament together to suit your group. The beauty about these sports is that anyone can have a go and have a fun time learning the rules and skills involved.”

3. Trivia

“This is a great option to have over lunch or dinner at a nice indoor venue in the lead up to or during the Games. With your group divided into teams, this competition is designed to test your knowledge on participating countries and sports, as well as the Commonwealth Games. Perhaps each team can come dressed in attire to represent a Commonwealth nation.”

4. Art in a Day

“For something a little different, you can tap into the artistic talents of your staff and theme an Art in a Day program around the Games. Teams are challenged by a series of team bonding activities to determine the quality of the materials they have to work with. Then it’s over to their creativity to produce a canvas to represent the Commonwealth Games, possibly a prediction of the medal tally or gold medal winners.”

Corporate Challenge Events is a specialist in team building activities, corporate events planning and corporate training workshops from Perth to Auckland, and available to theme corporate special events on the Commonwealth Games.

Visit www.corporatechallenge.com.au or www.corpchallenge.co.nz

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For further information contact:

Corporate Challenge Events
Email: info@corporatechallenge.com.au
Phone: +61 3 9753 2562
1/12 Macro Ct, Rowville, VIC 3178
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News Release: Creating your own Commonwealth Games for the workplace
Submitted on: March 12, 2018 05:39:38 AM
Submitted by: CorporateChallenge
On behalf of: www.corporatechallenge.com.au
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