Team Challenge

A Team Challenge can involve building a playground, developing a sensory garden or educational garden, restoring a medical or educational centre for children with disabilities, or redecorating children’s homes.  We will help identify a community or charity based on your objectives and what you are looking to achieve from your Splash Project.

The Team Challenge is used to improve team dynamics, employee engagement and ultimately productivity.

Each challenge can last from half a day to multiple days.  There is usually a planning session prior to the project build which lasts about 2 hours.  Each project build day is 8 hours.  Once the project completes there is an After Action Review – which lasts about 45 minutes.

The Team Challenge can be a standalone activity for a team (particularly useful immediately after a restructure or when launching a new set of company values), or it can be incorporated into larger in-house learning & development programme – such as Graduate Induction or Management and Leadership Development training.

Each challenge can include 20 to 5000+ participants.  The participants work as a big group and, depending on the task, they can split themselves into smaller groups.

For businesses, a Team Challenge is an excellent way to reconnect staff (e.g. after a lockdown / furlough / remote working) or bond team members after a restructure.  It brings corporate values to life and improves employee engagement.

For business schools and academia, a Team Challenge is an excellent way to bond a year-group or cohort, giving them the opportunity to learn by doing what is being taught in class (e.g. agility, communications, marketing, problem solving and sustainability).

The main objectives are:

  • Build teams and improve employee engagement
  • Give participants the chance to take part in a real-life charity / community project
  • Demonstrate everyone can make a difference
  • Practice project management and leadership skills
  • Practice working in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) environment
  • Improve organisational behaviour
  • Develop confidence
  • Inspire people to shift behaviours and policies for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The skills gained include:

  • Planning
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Project management
  • Risk Management and Risk Mitigation
  • Innovation.
Recent Project


The ever-growing London-based data consultancy DTSQUARED did their first Splash Project in June 2019. Their entire company joined in the creation of a very special playground for the Sacred Heart School in Islington. The playground was cleverly designed by Splash’s in-house designer Andy Yau to encourage Key Stage 1 innovation and creativity – and at the same time be fully mobile and fit through the doors of the downstairs classrooms (so the playground area could transform into a car-park over the weekends). And most of the elements involved intricate painting and decorating too.

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