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Team Building Ideas and suggestions in Portugal

Team building Portugal

Team building has been proven to be an important part of creating better communications and more productive teams within organizations and their value should not be underestimated as they become an integral part of any corporate event.
They can be used to better communication, to help define roles of team members, to solve problems and issues within teams and to align teams around goals.

The types of team buildings possible in Portugal are divers and many and to determine which is best for your company or event an understanding of your team and needs should be determined.

Goals of team building

Setting goals – Team members initiate action planning to determine and achieve goals, this type of team building heightens the ability of the team members to set and achieve goals in a collaborative manner which increases ownership of the teams over problems and helps heighten motivation of teams

Role clarification – These type of team building concentrate on the different roles team members have within the team. This helps strengthen the sense of interdependence each team member has as an integral part of the team and the teams success.

Problem solving – These team buildings help team members to discover major problems within their team and to work towards legitimate solutions

Relationship – Teams with motivated members who understand better their team members can help avoid interpersonal conflicts and work better together. Mutual trust and open communication will better any teams ability to success.

Types of Team building

The type of team building in Portugal you will choose for your group will depend on various factors

1.The goal(s) of your team building
2. The location in Portugal
3. The age group of your team
4. Your teams composition
5. Your preferences

Other factors that may influence your choice could be company policies, company goals, problems within your teams or simply to get team members to know each better.

Examples of team building possibilities in Portugal with Go Discover Portugal

Sport team buildings

Portugal is a country with a great natural reserve. It has mountains, a long coastline, inland lakes, rivers, rural natural and park surroundings. It is a country with a very large offer of radical and less radical sports. Some of the examples are
Surfing, kayaking and boating.
Mountain climbing, coasteering and canyoning.
Jeep, buggies, motors and quads.
Sailing, canoing, rafting.
Speedboats, scuba diving, sky dive and parachuting.
Balloon flights, Flyboard and hiking.

Some of the applied sporty team buildings include Jeep challenges, beach games, orienteering, bushcraft, pirate boat challenges, team sky dive, Olympic sports and sailing regattas.

These team buildings work well to aid communication between team members in a fun and challenging environment. They require stamina, problem solving and may enhance team member roles. They also offer a unique opportunity to get to know at least some of the impressing landscapes and natural heritage of Portugal, many not far from the main cities and easily reachable.

Cultural team buildings

When it comes to culture, Portugal has a big offer. Whit is history dating back to 1248, it has an incredible amount of monuments, its own specific music style called Fado, unique cuisine and excellent wine. All of these aspects create the possibility for team building that will leave your team with knowledge about the Portuguese culture or certain aspects of it.

Cultural team buildings are accessible to any age group interested in food, wine or history. They can be purely informative but may also contain challenges that require team effort.
Some examples of these can be treasure hunts throughout the cities or towns recognizing places of interest or monuments.
Wine challenges in which teams are asked to taste wines without labels and determine regions, quality and production methods. The trick wine is a cheap table wine or a wine which does not come from Portugal.
Cooking challenges in which Portuguese dishes are prepared by teams with a time limit or master chef style.

Check some

BOSE team buiding, Know your wine! 2017 Team building cooking experiences, Lisbon
Teasm building challenge, Know Your Wine! Team building cooking challenge!

Role playing team buildings

Role playing team buildings can encourage communication but also help practice roles set out by your organization. They may help sales people practice their pitch or help team members understand better their roles and function within the team. They can also aid team members understand better the roles of the other team members,

There are a scope of team buildings available to achieve the goals of these team buildings me of which include film team building in  teams create short films, advertisement or documentaries in which each team member is presented with a role. Belbin practices may be interesting to your organization to aid team members in fully understanding their contribution to the team.
These team buildings can consist of acting session where actors play out roles and team are required to react. For instance an actor may play out the part of a customer, a worker or a manager, the team will be asked to respond to the questions raised. Team members may exchange positions with the actors.

Some examples

TV films team building workshops for corporations and events Portugal Belbin Team Building Portugal
Film team building Belbin training

Intuitive team buildings

Even though all our team buildings have an intuitive aspect some will concentrate more on intuition and natural development than others. These team buildings aim to take people out of their comfort zones and put therm in situation where team members rely on other strongly to achieve a task. Being in a more vulnerable surrounding team members assume more naturally roles, goals and task assignment. This knowledge and understanding can than be applied more easily back in the office.

Examples of these Team buildings in Portugal include Bush craft (survival style), Orienteering, Equine assisted training and charity team buildings.
Please read more options below

Equine Assisted training, Portuga CSR Team building in Portugal Bush craft Team building Lisbon
Equine Assisted training Central Portugal English / German CSR social responsibility charity and eco team building bush craft  survival team buildings


GO Discover Portugal works with professionals from various backgrounds to create bespoke team buildings anywhere in Portugal mainland or the Islands. We are number one choice for many corporations visiting Portugal and Spain and provide services for any event. Didn’t find perfect team building suggestion? Don’t worry our team will work together with you at no extra cost to create one to fit your needs!

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We provide bespoke, made to measure solutions for group and corporate travel to Portugal. Accommodation, Activities, Event spaces, Team building, Catering, Restaurants and Transfers are our specialties. See here some of our Customers for Corporate events

Abercrombie & Kent Microsoft Delta Cafes Gentedrim travel services, Spain BUILDERS & PARTNERS, Paris
BOSE sound systems Loyens & loeff, tax lawyers, Amsterdam van Lint, plants and more, the Netherlands Adecco, HR & recruitement, Portugal RSM, Erasmus university
Airbnb USA alcep Event management France Antena1 Romania Television Ashfield healthcare meetings and events Procter & Gamble Switzerland
Royal Canadian navy forces Laurence B Events, Cannes, France BravoSolution Procurement North Sails USA Lifestyle DMC, Spain
severalnines Deloitte MI GSO particular Multicert
ikea hovione Riverbed, The Netherlands Handels Route, Nederland Southwark city council UK
Cisco Systems, London & Portugal Oliver IT, The Netherlands The Bachelor, Antena TV Viavi Solutions, UK Ibeworld Events, Spain
River side Europe Entero Germany Associacao Escoteiros Portugal Tabaqueira | A Philip Morris International Affiliate TVI Portuguese television
Banco Bai de Angola Voetbal club Estoril Amaris consultancy, Barcelona, Spain Avant investments Czech Republic BMW Portugal
AMC MArketing & Communication, Germany Indigo Destination management, Malaga Neves de Almeida, HR consultancy, Lisbon macdonalds Shell

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