Team building brings out the best in people.
As a team-building facilitator and chief learning experience designer of Team Bayanihan, I must have designed over a hundred team-building programs for client companies in the Philippines.
That’s because we tailor-fit team-building activities and games to the company’s business objectives and competency targets. We also consider the participants’ challenges, including their motivations for joining.
We take risks every time we talk about ROI and competencies. That’s because most of those looking for facilitators want game masters who can do fun team building.
It does not bother them that in the past, they wasted time, money, and opportunity on team-building packages that did not build teams.
We do not blame them, of course.
Most of those who inquired only wanted to compare the prices of packages that they’ll submit to their bosses. And most often, we don’t get to the shortlist; we only send quotations to those whose team problems we understand.
We listen to them. We answer their questions. And we tell them what we can do together during a 15-minute consultation.
Our winning percentage increases to 90 percent when we talk to decision-makers.
Wise leaders know the truth: result-oriented team-building programs can be engaging, fun, and result-oriented. It can support your team development programs. It can help you engage employees in the long term.
The main difference between most team-building packages and our team-building programs is that our programs build competencies and behaviors, and we create fun and engaging experiences to achieve this.
With us, you are not buying some team games or hiring facilitators; you build exceptional teams.
We can help you discover what you need. We can design team-building programs for you that build competencies, change minds, and encourage vital behaviors to drive results.
You can contact us now. Or you can continue reading.
Managers work with trusted Filipino team-building facilitators to create experiences that build teams.
Looking for a team-building facilitator trusted by wise managers? You are in the right place.
Create a positive experience that everyone will remember for a long time. Have fun, engage, and inspire employees to achieve team goals. Create opportunities for team members to collaborate, communicate, and commit.
Since 2007, I have worked with hundreds of organizations in the Philippines and abroad.
These are government leaders, multinational companies, small businesses, local governments, government agencies, and non-government organizations.
I partner with leaders that value people development and nation-building.
In designing team-building programs, I consider the ten building blocks of teamwork. You can read more about it at 10 Secrets of Successful Teams.
If you have time to read, let me share these building blocks and the problems they are solving with you.
Clear Goals – Teams that lack clear goals may struggle with motivation, prioritization, and accountability. Clear goals provide focus and alignment, increase motivation and a sense of purpose, help teams prioritize tasks and resources, and enhance accountability and ownership of tasks.
Defined Roles – Teams with undefined or overlapping roles may struggle with confusion, duplication of effort, and resentment. Defined roles provide a clear understanding of individual responsibilities, reduce confusion and overlapping duties, improve task delegation and distribution of workload, and enhance team trust and respect.
Open Communication – Teams lacking communication or poor communication may struggle with misunderstandings, conflicts, and inefficiency. Open communication improves information sharing and transparency, increases collaboration and idea generation, reduces misunderstandings and disputes, and enhances team cohesion and trust.
Quality Decision-Making – Teams that struggle with decision-making may suffer from indecision, bias, or conflict. Quality decision-making improves decision-making processes and outcomes, enhances problem-solving skills, increases confidence in team decisions, and reduces conflicts and misunderstandings.
Conflict Management – Teams that avoid or poorly manage conflicts may experience tension, hostility, and mistrust. Conflict management improves conflict resolution skills, reduces stress and tension among team members, increases respect and understanding of individual differences, and enhances team cohesion and trust.
Embracing Diversity – Teams that lack diversity or fail to embrace it may struggle with conformity, groupthink, and poor problem-solving. Embracing diversity increases appreciation and acceptance of individual differences, enhances creativity and innovation, improves problem-solving skills, and reduces conflicts and misunderstandings.
Balanced Participation – Teams that suffer from unequal participation may experience low morale, resentment, and poor decision-making. Balanced participation increases engagement and participation from all team members, enhances collaboration and idea generation, reduces bias and favoritism, and enhances team cohesion and trust.
Collaboration – Teams that lack collaboration may struggle with silos, duplication of effort, and inefficiency. Collaboration improves teamwork and collaboration skills, enhances communication and idea generation, increases respect and trust among team members, and improves overall team performance.
Positive Atmosphere – Teams with a negative or toxic atmosphere may suffer from low morale, high turnover, and poor performance. A positive atmosphere increases motivation and engagement, enhances job satisfaction and morale, improves overall team culture and environment, and increases team cohesion and trust.
Participative Leadership – Teams that lack leadership or have poor leadership may need direction, delegation, and engagement. Participative leadership increases trust and respect for leadership, enhances collaboration and idea generation, improves decision-making processes and outcomes, and enhances team cohesion and trust.
At Team Bayanihan, our team-building facilitators specialize in helping businesses design and implement effective team-building programs that address the ten essential building blocks of teamwork.
If you want to improve your team’s performance and build exceptional teams, I invite you to contact us today.
There is a method behind the magic we do.
Allow me to share with you our five-step consulting process.
1. Discover your unique ability and strengths.
Our consultants will invest time in understanding your needs for team building. Doctors call this diagnostic. We engage in discovery.
Often, we start this stage even before you hire Team Bayanihan. We aim to learn if we are the right team-building provider for you. If others can help you better, we tell you too.
We lead you to the discovery of your SOAR: Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, and Results. We explore the unique ability of your team to succeed. We want to highlight the mindset, attitude, and behaviors that can make your team improve and perform at your best.
We use assessment tools to help you discover your positives.
2. Design experiences and develop team tools.
Once we have identified how to move forward, our LX designers and facilitators will design your team-building experience, including pre-and post-workshop activities.
We will also identify tools, activities, and games to help bring out the desired learning outputs.
3. Deliver the experience.
We hold four-hour workshops for multi-day team-building experiences.
In the Philippines, many sales rallies allocate 3 to 4 hours for team building. A group of 100 may have a one-day team building. And smaller teams do overnight sessions on beaches and resorts.
Our multi-day programs are usually for team leaders and executives whose learning outputs are the solutions they seek. These solutions include promoting accountability, employee engagement, team coaching and mentoring, and other competency-based team building.
To help you identify which one is for you, we can send you a catalog of our programs.
Most providers end here. And you may terminate the process here too. But to be truly effective, we encourage you to go to the next step.
4. Engage the team to take action.
Many team-building programs, like most seminars in the Philippines, end at the event. Everyone congratulates the winners. Facilitators celebrate themselves for doing a great job in making people happy.
Our journey begins with discovery. Once we have identified the best behaviors of your team, we want to help them make these behaviors normal. Once conflicts are solved, we don’t want them to keep on coming back.
So, our team building continues. We engage people for the next steps. This may require them to set goals and meet their bosses once a month. It may also involve us. We can design online courses or do monthly webinars for you to strengthen the resolve of everyone to make extraordinary success happen.
5. Evaluate to elevate.
When was the last time you evaluated the effectiveness of your team building? Unfortunately, most team-building programs are never measured.
Some providers require you to fill in a feedback form. But these form evaluates the facilitators rather than your team.
We can help you evaluate your team’s improvement from X to Y. You can make adjustments to your progress if you evaluate the impact of your team building. It also tells people that you are serious about helping them build teams.
Jef Menguin is a trusted team-building facilitator in the Philippines. He is famous for designing fun and engaging team experiences that change behaviors, promote a growth mindset, and develop team skills.
He has also conducted team-building programs in Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, and Thailand.
He is the Chief Learning Experience Designer for Team Bayanihan, the result-oriented team-building provider in the Philippines.
I have been facilitating team-building programs in the Philippines since 2007. I am excited to invite you and your team to the Philippines for an exceptional team-building experience that you won’t find anywhere else.
Our carefully designed team-building programs are focused, intensive, relevant, and engaging.
My team and I believe in the power of learning through play and have created a series of well-designed team-building games that will not only challenge your team members but also provide them with valuable insights into their strengths, opportunities, aspirations, and areas for growth.
The Philippines is a beautiful and diverse country, rich in culture and history.
By hosting your team-building event here, your team members will have the opportunity to discover the many places and people that make this country Wow!
Our experienced facilitators will ensure that each team-building experience is positively memorable, fostering a strong sense of camaraderie and unity among your team members.
Here are some highlights of our team-building programs:
- Customizable Programs: We understand that every team is unique, so we offer customizable programs to cater to your specific needs and objectives.
- Expert Facilitators: Our facilitators have years of experience in the field and are skilled in guiding participants through the activities and ensuring a safe and enjoyable environment.
- Cultural Immersion: Participants will have the opportunity to experience the vibrant Filipino culture, visit historical sites, and sample delicious local cuisine.
- Lasting Impact: Our programs will leave a lasting impact, encouraging stronger relationships and improved communication within your team.
If you are interested in learning more about our team-building programs in the Philippines, please feel free to use the contact form below.
I would be delighted to discuss the specific needs of your team and how we can create a truly memorable experience for you and your colleagues.