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.

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:

  • 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
  • Innovation.
Recent Project

DTSQUARED BUILD WHEEL-AWAY PLAYGROUND

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.

Read More See All Projects

Latest News & Blog

Team Development project covered by El Mundo

Splash Projects recently completed an incredible 7-day team development project in Madrid with the MIM Students from IE Business School, constructing a beautiful roof garden at the Laguna Care Hospital. We were delighted that this super project won the attention of El Mundo, a major printed daily newspaper in Spain.

Read more

Is working from home an erosion of social capital? How to reconnect staff.

While we aren’t in the office, what can we do to replace the chit-chat?  There’s only so long that we can trade off casual conversations that took place 8 months ago and every Zoom that we’ve attended since then is an erosion of social capital. 

Read more

Action Response: Pushing the boundaries like James Cracknell

Splash Projects is also delighted to introduce its own “Action Response” challenges – adventures with a purpose that will be open to any team of 4 to 8 to take part.

Read more

This website has been Made with Maturity   IPA