Corporate team building: Craft workshops for employees
Also a good way to suss out the creative ones on the team.
What's a better reminder of time spent together as a team than a notebook to write in during work? Local book-binding atelier Bynd Artisan offers the chance for groups to learn to craft their own books, taught by local artisans who have years of experience in the leather-working, and book-binding trades. They also offer calligraphy workshops, which complements perfectly those notebooks that are going to be crafted.
In addition to creating bespoke wooden furniture, homegrown carpentry business Roger&Sons also offers workshops for the corporate crowd. Programmes with them are highly customisable: simply write in with your objectives for the workshop, requirements like space, food, or equipment and they'll take care of the logistics. Durations can range from anywhere between just one hour and a full-day programme, with their master woodworkers leading the group in making a piece — whether it's chopsticks or something a little more complex — of your choice.
In addition to crafting bespoke leather goods, local startup Hides and Threads also conducts leathercrafting workshops that provide a novel teambuilding experience. Learn to create small items like leather bag tags or cardholders while inculcating soft skills like patience and attention to detail, and practical ones like hand-stiching. Finished works can also be customised by embossing names or the company's logo. Workshops can be held in a location of your choice, or at their space in Sembawang.
Pottery throwing and ceramics
Under the right hands, clay can lend itself to infinite permutations. At Goodman Ceramic Studio, workshop participants will get a feel for clay and all its possibilities. Workshops include half-day affairs where one can participate in wheel throwing, clay mug-making, or even clay sculpting. There are also full-day programmes with a stronger focus on team-building. Participants actually go through a course designed to "explore and examine corporate issues and goals", where ceramics and team-building collide. Trainers include educators and experienced ceramicists, so classes are well-structured and educational.
Breaking bread is always a good way to build relationships. Now you can learn to make that bread too with CulinaryOn's cooking-based team building programmes. Your team will learn to prepare a multi-course meal under the guidance of experienced, friendly chefs. Work with various types of cuisines, or customise your own menu from their list of dishes. It's not all just cooking though, they've got various activities lined up, including team-building games and karaoke. There's even the possibility of wine-tasting sessions and cocktail-making workshops to get everyone a little more lubricated. The format of the workshop can also be customised to each company's need, while their event spaces come complete with audio-visual equipment so presentations can be made.