Top 5 Books Every HR Leader Should Read 

Top 5 Books Every HR Leader Should Read 

As a team leader, you always want to ensure that you know as much as possible about leadership, especially if you are in HR. You always want to ensure that you enhance your knowledge with great, helpful books. Thankfully there are a large range of amazing books you can read if you want to boost your leadership expertise, like the ones listed below.

Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
What’s great about this book is that it shows how important it is to take good care of your team and put them first. Things like team building are essential because they help optimize and enhance your team. These are the things that will push you to success. You need to place your team at the forefront, because they are the ones that bring success and the benefits can be amazing.

Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin
This book is amazing because it shows how you can tackle challenging times and still become a winner. It shows you how to navigate times of crisis, while giving actionable advice. You learn how you can turn even the most demanding times into a great achievement. That’s why this is a valuable book every HR leader needs to read.

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
It’s a classic book and one of the best ways to improve soft skills as a leader. You have the opportunity to learn persuasion basics, how to sell other people on your own abilities, how to enhance your vision and also ensure people that you have their best interests in mind. At the same time, it teaches leaders valuable sales skills in their road towards success.

How to Lead: Wisdom from the World’s Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers by David M. Rubenstein
What’s really good about this book is that it takes leadership knowledge from some of the best CEOs and entrepreneurs in the world. You get a different perspective towards leadership, while also accessing amazing ideas that help you bring your vision towards success. All these nuggets of wisdom really make a difference.

The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People and Teams That Win Consistently by Tony Dungy
Creating a great winning team can be hard, but that’s where this book shines, since it gives you the insights on how to achieve that. You have great elements of leadership, while also learning how to improve your capabilities.

All these books are great for any leader that wants to enhance their knowledge and improve their overall skills. It’s a good idea to study all these books, and if you want to create an executive team building experience for senior leaders, we can assist right away. It’s imperative to help your team reach success, and training leaders is a crucial part of that, so don’t hesitate and contact us today for more information!

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Top 5 Movies To Inspire Your Team 

Top 5 Movies To Inspire Your Team 

It’s very important for you to inspire and help your team achieve success in everything that they do. Which is why it’s a great idea to show off various team building movies to help your team stay focused and inspired. Here are some of the top movies that can be used to enhance and boost teamwork!

Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect is a great inspiration when it comes to teamwork, because it shows how a new team that’s very diverse is able to work together. They have their own differences and challenges, but they learn how to get past that and achieve success in the things they do. That’s why it can be well worth seeing, since it’s inspirational and very fun too.


Ghostbusters shows that you need the entire team in order to eliminate the ghosts. There are plenty of teamwork focused ideas shown here, the fact that you need practice, leadership, hard work and constantly working together in order to bring your ideas to life. But it’s going to be well worth it in the long run. 

Cool Runnings

Cool Runnings shows a group of Jamaican bobsledders that have a dream to win the Olympics. No one believes in them, which shows how important it is to trust yourself as a team, work together and have a sense of leadership. It’s a fun movie with lots of great things to learn about.

Harry Potter series

The Harry Potter movie series also shows that it’s great to work as a team since you can tackle any type of challenges. It also shows how faith is tested and why having a team is the ideal way to get past those kinds of problems. It helps add in a very interesting dynamic, while also pushing the limits of creativity in a way that’s truly empowering.

The Mighty Ducks

Even if this is a movie from the 90s, it really speaks to the idea of collaboration and teamwork. Only with the right leadership, focus and hard work will you be able to go from the bottom to the top. Even if it might not seem like a lot, the possibilities are limitless and you will be incredibly happy with the results in the end.

All these movies clearly show how important it is to focus on team building and collaboration. Although it can be hard to achieve those ideas right from the start, it’s safe to say that the possibilities are limitless. Any teacher can be successful, and they have a lot to learn from these inspirational movies listed above!

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Can Team Building Really Help With Employee Retention?

Can Team Building Really Help With Employee Retention?

As a business, your focus is to always grow and ensure that you have a powerful, efficient team. That means the team members need to gel well together, and one of the best ways to achieve that is via team building. You always need to focus on results and growth, and those things can truly make a difference if you manage everything the right way.

Team Building Better Connects Team Members
One of the advantages of team building is that it helps bring a sense of cooperation. It encourages communication and team members get to stay focused on the things they want to achieve. In doing so, it becomes easier for them to work with each other. And at the end, everyone becomes more productive.

Showing Support From The Company
Employees want to see support from their business when it comes to their health and wellbeing. Every business needs to retain great talent, and teamwork as well as adequate support can help you do that. Which is why team building is a highly valuable resource to help achieve such a goal.

More Interaction
Due to the pandemic, many more businesses have started offering remote work opportunities. That’s where team building events shine. These are great for all kinds of talent, and the main advantage is that it does indeed help with employee retention. It also makes it easy for the team members to know each other, which is hard to achieve in the business setting.

Making Team Members More Comfortable With Each Other
It’s natural to have some team members that are shy and which don’t really interact with others that much if at all. Which is where the true power of team building comes, through the fact that it helps enhance collaboration and it naturally encourages even shy people to talk and connect with others. In the end, the team building event will help remove the shyness and it allows everyone to contribute to the team’s success.

As you can see, team building is great because it helps make your team members more comfortable with each other and your business as a whole. It also shows the team that  they are respected and this is the ideal environment for them. Needless to say, it helps retain their attention, and thus you will have way less talent leaving. That’s why it can be a very good idea to use team building as a way to boost talent retention within your business, since it works extremely well.

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Team Building – Quotes To Inspire Your Team Part 2

Team Building - Quotes To Inspire Your Team Part 2

If you couldn’t find any in the past edition that hit the spot for you , fret not because we are back for more in part 2.

“Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up from” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy is, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose to a team” – Reid Hoffman

“With teamwork, we are able to multiply our output and minimize our individual inputs” – Ogwo David Emenike

“Be fast, be first, but never be alone. Nothing can replace the value of teamwork.” – Farshad Asl

“The secret to teamwork is an outward mindset” – Steve Young

“Only by binding together as a single force will we remain strong and unconquerable.” – Chris Bradford.

“The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team” – Lewis B. Ergen

If you have a cool quote our readers might like, reach out to us so we can share it with the world. Till next time.

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Team Building – Quotes To Inspire Your Team

Team Building - Quotes To Inspire Your Team

Sometimes all teams need is a quick reminder and that’s where quotes can come in handy. Quotes take big ideas and compact it down into a short burst of knowledge creating an easy tool for employees to easily refer to.

Here are 7 of our favourite quotes that you can use to inspire your team.

Alone we can do so little, together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller

“It is amazing what can be accomplished when nobody cares about who gets the credit” – Robert Yates

“None of all is as smart as all of us” – Ken Blanchard

“Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability” – Patrict Lencioni

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success” – Henry Ford.

“Unity is strength.. when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved” – Mattie Stepanek

“To collaborative team members, completing one another is more important than competing with one another” – John C. Maxwell.

Prefer to create a quote that’s unique to your organization? Here are some quick tips to make your quotes count.

  1. Start with writing down the objective you want to achieve by creating the quote and work towards simplifying it.
  2. Avoid using too many big words. William of Ockham, the 14th-century Franciscan friar and logician once said, Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate” (known as Occam’s Razor) or in other words, the simplest explanation is best
  3. Stay away from long sentences. Although most people are guilty of speaking in a somewhat rambling way, leaders are expected to keep things sharp and sweet.
  4. Read the quote aloud once you are done. The final test of whether your quote is ready for sharing is whether you are comfortable reading it aloud. If it creates some uneasiness, chances are, it will probably still require some work. PS. If you are split in the middle and hopefully have also internalised the quotes above, tap on your team and get your co-workers to help you as well.

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10 Cool Door Gift Ideas For Your Next Team Building Event

10 Cool Door Gift Ideas For Your Next Team Building Event

Door gifts are common fare at events and are a good way to bring a little spirit and cheer to open or close an event. The biggest challenge is finding the right gift that will please as many people as possible. To aid you in your search, here’s our list of 10 cool & unique door gift ideas for you to consider for your next team-building event.

Zen Wireless Qi Charger Pod @ $11.15 (here)
Wireless chargers are all the rage now and the best part is you don’t have to worry about phone compatibility with this.

 2-In-1 Travel Adaptor With Removable Wireless Charger Top @ $26.85 (here)
Did you know Singaporeans are the biggest travellers in Asia Pacific? This travel adaptor with the cool wireless charger feature as a bonus is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. PS. now they’ll also have no more excuses to say they didn’t bring their charger and hence can’t work on the go. Just kidding.

10,000mah Qi Wireless Charging Powerbank With  @ $17.09 (here)
Ensure no one ends up with a flat battery with this 10,000mah powerbank. With the wireless charging feature just like the above, you dont have to worry about phone compatibility here too.

Lumina Activity Tracker Wristband @ $15.66 (here)
Have you heard the quote healthy employees make a healthy business? So boost your business and the health of your team all at once with this fun tracker. HPB will also definitely be very pleased.

400ml Wolter Curve Insulating Tumbler @ $15.01 (here)
Curve, leak-proof, double-walled, cup with screw cap and drinkable all-around, need we say more?  In case the price isn’t to your liking, fret not, there are a dozen cheaper bottles/ tumblers out there.

Premium Microwavable Eco-Friendly Lunch Box @ $10.74 (here)
Because sustainability & being eco-friendly is the new way of life, encourage your participants to go green with this all in one lunch box.

 Customised EZ-Link Card With $10 Top Up @ $17.70 (here)
Practicality is key to every door gift and they probably also need it to get to work so why not an ez-link card?

10L PVC Waterproof Dry Bag @ $8.16 (here)

Having an outdoor event by the sea, this dry-bag will definitely be a crowd-pleaser.

23” Foldable Umbrella With Carabiner Handle @ $10.80 (here)
With today’s unpredictable weather, an umbrella is also something handy on the go.

 Gomez Reversible Windbreaker  @ $23.85 (here)
Why provide a shirt when you can provide a jacket? Go one level up with this cool windbreaker.

*Disclaimer: Price might vary based on quantity required (cheaper if high quantity required and more expensive if only a small quantity required). For the sake of this article, we’ve used a standard number of 50 and based from a supplier in Singapore. In case you are wondering, prices were taken from our door gift partner Gift Market.

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Things To Consider When Deciding On A Team Building Event

Things To Consider When Deciding On A Team Building Event

Tasked to plan your upcoming team building but don’t know where to start? Fret not as we’ve drafted this quick article to help you in your journey.

There are many benefits an organisation might reap from organising a team building, team bonding activity or any event for their employees. Much of what can be achieved by these events, is dependent on the objectives one has for the event as a whole. With a specific goal in mind, a teambuilding activity can then be designed or chosen to meet it.

One example of an objective driven team building event, is one that promotes organisational goals/mission/values. For example, if collaboration is an important organisational goal, team building activities that are designed to promote this value might include mass collaboration activities where all participants have to work together to achieve an end goal. This would be more effective than a team based activity, where participants work in small groups to each try to achieve their individual team goal. If required, team building activities can also be designed in a way where the activities first focus on performance as a team followed by performance as an entire organisation.

Besides promoting organisational goals, team building events can be designed to promote specific qualities an organisation wishes their employees to embody. An example would the promotion and development of the ability to deal with change. Given this rapidly changing landscape, change management is an increasingly important skill that organisations wish to employees to have. Change management specific team building events would involve activities that introduce drastic and sudden changes, where participants are facilitated and encouraged to manage through it. Having specific objective team building event, can allow for participants to manage their landscapes and work situations better.

That being said, not all team events require a specific objective. The other side of team building is team bonding and team bonding events are fundamentally meant to encourage interaction between participants and can be organised for merely that purpose. Team bonding events such as Family Day or Sports Days or even an Amazing Race can be utilised by an organisation to improve connections within the organisation, and would be a great opportunity to foster social bonds, in an out of the office setting.

Different types of team building activity engage and are enjoyed by different individuals. One factor that affects this is the age of participants. Very broadly, younger participants enjoy more fast paced and action packed activities such as amazing races while older participants would very much more prefer interactive team indoor activities.

Secondly, one should consider demographics of the organisation and of its employees, like the industry and positions of the employees. It is a known fact that different industries draw different crowds. Creative industries are more likely to draw more easy going and adventurous individuals as compared to the medical or engineering industry. Therefore, they are likely to enjoy different kinds of activities. An easier going crowd might enjoy activities which require them to think out of the box, and come up with unique solutions whilst other kinds of crowds might enjoy a more structured and competitive activity. The title or positions of the participants is also likely to affect what kind of activities they enjoy. For example, in most organisations, management level participants are more likely to enjoy activities that are more brain based activities as compared to team bonding activities that demand more movements. There are many exceptions to this case, but it is still important to consider this aspect when designing an event.

Thirdly, one should consider the number of participants expected for this event. There are many different types of team building events and one differentiating factor is the range of participants that are expected. There are some who organise team building event for the entire company, going up to 2,000 people while others organise activities for departments or units which can be as small as 10 people. There are many things that will be different as well based on the varying number of participants who are there. For a large scale event, there is always the concern about being able to fully engage all participants while also ensuring that the activity itself can be managed.

The last factor one should consider when designing a teambuilding activity, is the allowed budget for the entire event. With a more flexible budget, one can explore more possibilities. It is a rising trend that organisations take team building events abroad. For Singapore team building events, countries like Indonesia and Malaysia are top choices. Such team building activities combine company retreat with team building events and are effective in meeting its objectives. With a greater budget, one can also explore having incentives like prizes or rewards for employees who participate in the teambuilding event.

However, it is important to note that budget does not necessarily correlate to the effectiveness of the teambuilding event. Having a clear objective and understanding the demographics of participants can ensure that event objectives can be met. There are also many team building options that one can consider when under a tight budget like having a half-day team building event!

In conclusion, there are many variations of team building activities that differ in respect to objectives, participants and cost. One should consider each factor while deciding on a teambuilding activity to ensure that you find the best one for you!

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The First 3 Things To Consider When Planning Your Overseas Corporate Retreat Or Team Building Retreat

The First 3 Things To Consider When Planning Your Overseas Corporate Retreat Or Team Building Retreat

Once only something Fortune 500 companies or tech giants offer to their employees, corporate retreats are now a growing trend across businesses all over the world from traditional companies to even small businesses.

Before you start worrying about the high costs STOP. With more hotels of varying budgets, cheap airfares and many nearby locations from Singapore,  retreats no longer have to be costly, luxurious, complicated or exquisite.

If you are considering an overseas corporate retreat or a team-building retreat for your team, before you get started planning or searching for hotels or destinations (I know that’s what we would do too), we urge you to read on below as we share the 3 core factors to consider when planning your upcoming retreat.

  1. Goals & Objectives
  2. Knowing Your Team
  3. Budget

Goals & Objectives
The first part of planning any overseas retreat is first asking yourself why you or your organisation are considering such an event.Here are some objectives to get you going.

1) To help staff recharge & restart after a long year.
2) To thank staff for their amazing contributions in the past year.
3) To build stronger bonds across the team away from the traditional work environment
4) Brainstorm new ideas to transform the business

Knowing these objectives and how far up they are on your priority list will allow you to make better decisions along the way. For example, if the main objective of the event is to thank staff for the great year, having tons of meetings, brainstorming sessions & workshops might send the wrong message.

Your Team & Demographics
We always believe no two companies are the same and so what might have worked at your previous organisation might not necessarily work here. Here are a few areas to consider.

  1. Management Team Or Entire Company?
  2. Age Group Of Participants
  3. Company Culture
  4. Interests
  5. Expectations

As you go through the process of planning your retreat or if you hit a roadblock along the way, always go back to the basics to help you make the right choices. Remember, you could organise the fanciest event or jam pack 101 activities in a day but if the activities planned are not suited to the group or the group is exhausted from running from place to place, then the corporate retreat might lose its impact.  In case you feel you can’t do this on your own, consider roping a few colleagues in to form a committee to provide different opinions or do a simple survey to gather information. If you need a template to start with, reach out to us and we’ll be happy to share with you ours. Don’t worry, no obligations or charges at all.

Budget, it’s always one of the more sensitive topics but it’s also very important. Having a set budget in place will help you manage costs and similar to the other two factors above, help guide decisions along the way.

If you don’t have a specific budget to start with, here are a few areas to consider.

  1. Destination – Accommodation & Meeting Facilities
  2. Meals
  3. Transport – Transport to get to destination and local transport on site.
  4. Event Management & Activities – Optional
  5. Misc – Door Gifts, Prizes or an allowance?

By pulling together estimated costs, you’ll have a better idea how much it’ll cost for different destinations and allow you to narrow down your choices.

If you feel overwhelmed at this point & prefer to work with a corporate retreat, events organiser & team building provider all in one, instead of individual vendors check out our overseas retreats page here.

From a 5D4N retreat in Krabi brainstorming & even volunteering at an orphanage to a 2D1N Malacca visit including a customised Amazing Race or Treasure Hunt to explore its rich culture, we’ve done it all.

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The Benefits Of Team Building

The Benefits Of Team Building

“You don’t build a business, you build a team and then your team builds the business.”

So what might be so important about team building? Though the outcome of team building is the creation of team bonds, team bonds are not the only outcome of team building. There are some benefits of team building that differentiate them from the benefits of team bonds.

Fostering Of A More Collaborative Culture
Such a culture can be created through a more activity-based team building activities that requires teams to work together to complete the task. The main feature such team building activities will have is allowing different people to work and rely on one another in order to achieve the team/group’s objectives. Not only will this encourage people to trust one another, but in the long term create a closer and collaborative working culture. This is beneficial to the organisation on a whole, given that individuals who work closer together might help cover for one another’s pitfalls and allow for more innovative ideas to be developed.

Creating A Greater Understanding Between One Another
Effectiveness of any team or group is based on the level of group processes within the team and is subjected to several other factors which include team chemistry and transactive memory. Team chemistry refers to the fluidity of interactions between each team member. This can be enhanced through experience of working with one another and being able to understand each member’s working style better. Transactive memory on the other hand, is the knowledge and common understanding of each individual member’s strength, followed by task assignment that matches their ability. Through enhanced team bonds, team chemistry and transactive memory will be boosted, which could eventually translate to better team outcomes.

Developing Deeper Motivation To Work For Team Goals
Considering the social aspect of any human interaction, humans are naturally inclined to social goals and in a close group setting, could refer to group goals. When individuals are placed in a team, they are likely to work hard for the team goals, as much as they would for their personal goals. Considering this, with stronger and deeper connections being fostered within a team, they are more than likely to be more connected to the group goal, and work harder to achieve it. Therefore, fostering team bonds is likely to result in desirable organisational outcomes.

Inculcate sense of belonging, or a desire to belong
Besides creating a collaborative culture, such team building activities could create the ground for developing an inclusive culture within the organisation. Every organisation develops a different culture that is dependent on practices and traditions that individuals within the organisation promote. However, with greater exposure and more frequent interaction, any organisation would be able to create a unique culture for themselves. Developing a strong culture is likely to increase an employee’s sense of belonging to the organisation. With that, they are more likely to be motivated to pursue organisational goals.

These are desirable outcomes that can overall benefit an organisation or company’s objectives. As the current landscape moves into one that is more team based, it increases the importance of having effective teams. A group of individuals being put together, will not necessarily lead to the ideal outcome. It is through the positive influence of effective group processes, that a team may achieve their objectives. Through team building and creating lasting team bonds, the desired outcomes will surface and serve larger overarching goals.

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The Beginners Guide – The 8 Step Guide To Planning An Awesome Team Building Event

The Beginners Guide - The 8 Step Guide To Planning An Awesome Team Building Event

Having to plan a team building event for your organisation or department can feel like a daunting process especially if it’s your first one. With tons of things to consider and even factors beyond your control, it can often seem scary and overwhelming.

Here at PulseActiv, we gain our satisfaction not from winning as many clients as we can but helping organisations make informed decisions and if that results in engaging us, of course we will not complain :).

So here’s our 8-step guide that will help greatly simplify your planning process and organise a memorable, fun and meaningful event for your team.

Step 1 – Understanding Your Position, The Scenario & Your Goals
Before jumping straight into costs and other matters, the first step is understanding what your organisation’s goals are, what you want to accomplish and what resources you have to help you move forward. Having all these in hand will help provide some context and make the next few steps easier.

For example, why is your organisation conducting this activity?

a) To thank staff for their hard work for the year.
b) To set the tone for the upcoming year
c) To announce adjustments in the organisation’s plans, values & goals
d) To focus on a specific topic

Are you able to cope with the added responsibility on top of your main job?  That is an answer we will not be able to help you with however here are some questions to ask yourself.

a) What is your current workload?
b) Are you able to get help internally eg. setting up a committee to help you?
c) What kind of timeline are you working with?

Once you’ve asked yourself the questions, you are ready to move on to the next step.


Step 2 – Budgeting
Budgeting is key to any organisation and similarly key to the success of an event and comes in two folds. It helps set standards and expectations prior to the event.

Part A – Research and understand the different expense types and the expected spending based on a low-budget, mid-budget & high-budget event.  Here are the few key cost components:

a) Team Building Organization & Management & Logistics – This could be in the form of engaging a team building events company with everything included in one package or heading to a concept activity venue such as an escape room / bowling or purchasing logistics to organise your own DIY event.
b) Venue Booking & Permit Requirements
c) Food & Beverages
d) Other Optional Items – Prizes | Door Gifts | Banners | Event Insurance

Such costs can be easily obtained by reaching out to all-in-one team building providers such as ourselves or reaching out to vendors of each segment and consolidating costs for each aspect.

Want to learn more in each category? Click here for an in-depth guide to budgeting for your event.

Part B – Speak to your team, management and bosses to check how much money is allocated for the event. If they do not have any numbers to work with, try to dig up previous activities conducted to get a sense of the budget in the past. If no information is available or if your organisation is new to team building, fret not, focusing on part A will still help you move along.


Step 3 – Selecting The Right Provider
Finding the right fit and vendor for your event is an important aspect of an event’s success and failure so here are some quick tips on that.

a) Google is your best friend – Google is the most used search engine in the world so we highly recommend that as a starting point when searching for a provider as they will lead you to many results.

b) Shortlist a few vendors to contact – Look through each vendor’s website to get an idea of the activities they do & their client portfolio. A picture is worth a thousand words.

c) Reach out to the respective vendors to get a quote and proposal – Try to provide the vendor with as much information as possible as this will help the vendor to get a more in-depth understanding. Here are some key details we often ask our clients.
– Event Date & Time
– Demographics Of Your Participants
– Objectives
– Past Activities Conducted
– Preferred Locations
– Budget

d) Vet through the proposals you receive. Here are some guiding points.
– Pricing – Compare packages across the various vendors and shortlist those that fit your budget.
– Activity options – Based on your team’s interest and objectives, select an activity you feel best fits your needs.
– Experience & reputation – Due diligence is essential when appointing a team-building vendor as you’ll be depending on them to execute your event to perfection. Ask for past event videos and photos as well as their past client portfolio.

e) Shortlist your preferred providers and request a meeting with them – Meeting the provider will allow you to better understand the activities they do and what they can offer you.

From there, select the vendor that’s the right fit for you.

For a more in-depth guide on selecting the right team building vendor, click here.


Step 4 – Finding The Right Venue
With so many venue options in Singapore and so many different configurations, it’s hard to decide what’s right for you. Here’s a quick sneak peek in the world of venues starting with venue types.

In essence, there are two types of venues in Singapore.

a) Venue + Food Places – Venue + Food places refers to venues where you have to pay a rental fee for the venue and have to cater food separately either from food caterers in Singapore or from the venue’s catering partners.

Why consider this option. Although there might be more cost elements to consider, venue + food options tend to be much cheaper with such venues often working out to be less than $10-$20/pax. Add that in with catering of $10-$15/pax and other misc items above adding an estimated additional $5/pax, it could work out to roughly about $25/pax-$40/pax.

b) Venue With Food Places – Venue With Food places refers to venues where you pay a package price per pax and includes usage of the venue and food. Examples of such venues are hotels or country clubs or convention centres. Venues like this tend to start from $45/pax up to potentially a $100/pax although there are some attractive promotions occasionally.

With that out of the way, it’s time to look into other consideration points when selecting your venue.

a) Venue size – Is the venue size suitable for your group and for the activity selected?

b) Nature Of Activity – What is the nature of the activity? Is it suitable for the venue proposed?

c) Has time been buffered in for setup before the event and teardown after the event?

d) Does the venue have a wet weather contingency for outdoor events?

For a more in-depth guide on selecting the right team building venue, click here.

If everything has been considered,  congratulations, you are done with venues and are ready to move on to the next step.


Step 5 – Customising To Your Needs
Once the vendor has been appointed, it’s time to get down to customising the little details. No two companies are the same and hence, their needs and requirements might also differ.

Here are the different areas you should think about.

a) Demographics of your participants – Do the activities proposed suit their needs? Is there a need to make revisions based on the vendor’s proposed program?

b) Timeline – Is the timeline proposed what you are comfortable with?

c) Add on requirements – Do you require any other items apart from the team building package? Prizes? Door Gifts? Banners?


Step 6 – Marketing To Your Participants
Now that you’ve got all the details down, it’s time to settle the next most important thing in getting your event together, gathering the participants. To do so, we suggest putting up an e-poster to inform them of the event in a fun and exciting way and perhaps a google form if you need to collate attendance, dietary requirements or even shirt sizing.


Step 7 – The Final Touches
The final touch typically comes into play 1 week before the event where you’ll need to finalise your participation as well as clear up any queries you have and approve any outstanding items.


Step 8 – It’s Time To Have Some Fun, Let Your Vendor Do The Work
It’s an event day so enjoy yourselves.

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