Work culture seems to be one of the important factors that young professionals consider as they search for their perfect job. Thus, it is important for companies to maintain a healthy and friendly working environment. Team building activities are becoming an effective strategy to help organizations build an efficient and collaborative workforce.
These four experiences in Ho Chi Minh City will give your team a deserved break and enable them to get to know each other outside of the work setting.
Grain Cooking Studio
Located in District 1 with a spacious kitchen designed to host a group(s) of 15 to 100 people, GRAIN promises to provide your team with a unique team building experience. Moreover, these sessions will be led by talented and hospitable cooking instructors, guaranteed to give your team some relaxing and memorable moments at the cooking studio.
A team building session at GRAIN runs for three hours which is perfect for those who are looking for a light, half-day team building experience. During these three hours sessions, the group will be divided into smaller teams to complete challenges created by GRAIN’s instructors. These cooking activities will require your teams to collaborate and activate their creative minds. At the end of each challenge, team will have the opportunity the food that they cooked. What’s not to love about a quick team building session that feeds your appetite and enhances your team spirit.
Location: Level 3, 71-75 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Contact: Website | Facebook
Tipsy Art is perfect for groups that are looking for a creative getaway. Known for their social painting events in Ho Chi Minh city, Hanoi and Da Nang, Tipsy Art is an expert in hosting your next artsy team building event. At a Tipsy Art event, you can spend three quality hours painting and connecting with your co-workers.
Don’t worry if you’re not confident about your artistic skill. A painting event will be hosted by one of Tipsy Art’s instructors to accommodate all skill levels. In addition, they will provide your team with the necessary art supplies for the event. Your team will only need to bring their enthusiasm to have a fun, memorable day. This activity provides the team with a non-competitive environment for them to catch up and converse. At the end of the day, everyone will be able to bring their artwork home to commemorate this team building experience.
Location: 6B Nguyen Canh Chan, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Contact: Website | Facebook
Community Cleanups with Vietnam Sach & Xanh
Community service is a great way to both team build and engage with your community. Community Cleanups with Vietnam Sach & Xanh is an organization in Nha Be that works with many different partners like RMIT and the U.S. Consulate. Their goal is to reduce littering in Vietnam and hopefully enact change within the community as a whole.
If you’re interested in having your entire team participate in a community project then consider the Community Clean Ups program. This is a good way to have everyone collaborate to make a difference in the local community. Everyone on the team will come out of this team building activity feeling good about themselves and the work they’ve done. After working indoors in an office for so long, it may be nice to take a break from the AC and enjoy some time outside in the city. It’s a humbling experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression on the team. Contact Community Cleanups with Vietnam Sach & Xanh and plan your team building service trip as soon as possible.
Location: 101/66/26 Le Van Luong Street, Nha Be District, Ho Chi Minh City Contact: Website| Facebook
Get active with rock climbing at Vertical Academy. Vertical Academy offers team building classes in three different languages; Vietnamese, French, and English. Rock climbing is a challenging but rewarding activity that is sure to be a source of excitement for the team.
Rock climbing is the perfect activity for those who enjoy challenges and overcoming them. The most physical out of the four activities listed here, Vertical Academy will allow your team to be inspired by each other as everyone challenges themselves. Seeing people overcome their fears will also inspire you to overcome yours. Rock climbing will be a great break from the usual formal office setting, and will let the team distract their minds from stressful work for a short period. Reach out to Vertical Academy to schedule a class for your team of 25 people or less.
Location: 789D, So 1 Binh An, District 2, Ho Chi Minh city Contact: Website | Facebook Written by Lauren Nguyen and Phuoc Ho