Jambar Team Building & FOX International Channels

Jambar Team Building Delivers an Extraordinary Team Building Event for FOX International

Jambar Team Building and FOX International Channels Together for the First Time

Jambar Team Building is pleased to announce its premiere collaboration with FOX International Channels at the Port of Lost Wonder, Sentosa

Port of Lost Wonder, Sentosa January 17, 2014— Jambar Team building has successfully organised team building events for many prominent clients in the past. Now, Jambar Team Building has added FOX International Channels to its growing list of clients, with its first ever collaboration with the organisation during FOX Fiesta 2014, an event aimed at improving relations between the staff at FOX International Channels.

Following the opening speech by Jason de la Peña, presenter for FOX Sports, Jambar Team Building’s James Mclauchlan took over with an engaging and energising briefing outlining the day’s itinerary. The event then began with a session of Untangle, a game which requires teams to- as its name suggests- untangle themselves from a discombobulation of intertwining arms and hands.

The day continued with a circuit of exhilarating games including ‘Frank on Fire’, where teams had to extinguish a ‘fire’ across a ‘gorge’. Given only 3 buckets, 2 ropes, 2 pieces of wire, and a pole, the challenge arose from teams having to transport water from one side of the ‘gorge’ to teammates on the other, preferably without spilling a drop. With limited resources, participants had their creativity tested to their limits. Furthermore, given additional pressure from a 7-minute time limit, effective communication between teammates was crucial in ensuring they completed the task in the most efficient manner possible.

The teams also engaged in an unorthodox race of ‘Human Wheelbarrow’. Unlike conventional games of ‘Human Wheelbarrow’, participants had to bob for apples at the midpoint of each run, which led to some interesting results, with some plunging their entire heads into the apple bucket in frenzied attempts to catch an apple.

However, out of all the games, the highlight of the circuit was Sand Art, where the teams worked collaboratively to replicate a map of Singapore in the sand. When the game ended, participants were given a sense of accomplishment when they looked at the sand, witnessed the masterpiece that each and every one had played a part in creating, and reflected on the bonds they had forged that day.

Following the event, Jason de la Peña, commented, “It has been wonderful fun…Jambar has done a wonderful job.’ When asked if he would recommend Jambar to other companies, he replied: “Yes I would, without a shadow of a doubt…energetic, full of ideas…I give my huge thumbs up to Jambar Team Building.”

To find out more about Jambar Team Building’s events, projects and partners, contact the Jambar team at +65 6651 4624.

Jambar Team Building & FOX International Channels

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Let’s Talk Over Coffee #1

Hi! I’m Karynne, from Jambar Team Building. We deliver innovative Team Building activities for whatever event that you envision. We would like to engage you further by providing weekly tips on team building and other related information. To start off, let me share with you some tips to work more happily with your colleagues.

Firstly, create strong friendships at work. Some people believe that it is best to keep work life and personal life separate. But work life integration can make work more fun. Scientific research has shown that having close relationships can strengthen your immune system and creates happiness in your workplace.

Secondly, spend some time to mingle with others. Talk to some people whom you’re not familiar with. In due time, you’ll feel more socially comfortable. Have you heard of the mere exposure effect? Repeated exposure makes people like music, faces and even nonsense syllables better. So the more you see someone, the more intelligent and attractive that person will seem.

All right, that’s all we have this week. Have a nice day!

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

 

All humans have a basic set of needs that they have to satisfy in order to survive. These needs go beyond just ‘food, water, and oxygen’, to encompass other needs which include psychological and emotional needs. Having one’s needs satisfied is of utmost importance, because a deficiency in any need would lead to a clearly negative outcome, as in the case of insufficient food leading to starvation.

There are many models that attempt to explain how needs define a human being, and how needs drive people’s thoughts and actions. For our purposes Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs model should suffice.

 

The above figure of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs was developed between 1943 and 1953. There are later models adapted from this one, meant to further streamline the hierarchy, with additions such as Cognitive, Aesthetic, and Transcendence Needs. However, this simplest one suffices as later models have a tendency to overcomplicate matters.

 Figure 1 Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

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Maslow’s model is based on the assumption that everyone is motivated by his needs, where the most basic are inborn, linked to individual survival. People need to satisfy one stage of needs before being able to moving on to the next. Thus, a person has to satisfy his basic Physiological Needs before moving on to satisfy his Safety and Security Needs, so on and so forth. It is only when such lower order needs are fulfilled and the individual’s physical and emotional well-being is satisfied, that the individual is able to concern himself with higher order needs such as those of Self-esteem.

Likewise, it is also part of the model, though unstated, that should the conditions that satisfy lower order needs be removed from an individual’s environment, the individual will no longer be concerned about higher order needs.

The main flaw with Marlow’s Hierarchy of Needs is that is that it presumes linear progression and fails to acknowledge the inherent complexity of human beings. For instance, a homeless person who has difficulties satisfying his physiological needs, may also long for a sense of belonging. A more nuanced stance is to say that people can move up and down the hierarchy, or even have multiple needs that have to be satisfied at one point in time.

However, the model is still useful in application, especially when it comes to teambuilding. The model, while not definitive, provides a guideline to identify a team member’s needs. For instance, if a person is depressed due to the termination of a relationship and he thus needs love and a sense of belonging, the rest of the team can satisfy the need by giving encouragement or just a shoulder to lean on, thereby mitigating any negative effects that could have culminated from his emotional instability.

Now that you know more about needs and how it affects team dynamics, take a moment to reflect: what does your team need?

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Jambar Team Building Organizes a Hit Event for a Whopping 400 Pax at the F1 Pit Building, Singapore

To kick off the new year with a bang, a Singapore governmental organization engaged Jambar Team Building to organize a team-bonding event for 400 of their staff on the 3rd of January 2014. The event started early in the morning with two icebreaker games to warm up the crowd of 48 mixed teams. As the day progressed, it was evident that more bonds were formed alongside with great camaraderie.

Among the 12 stations of telematch games set up for the participants, “Shake it Off” was one of the most well-received. A simple game of two teams pitted against each other, with one team pasting “post-it” notes on the other. The main aim of the game was to shake off all the notes by moving their bodies enthusiastically. Despite the simplicity of the game, it was not easy to remove the “post-it” notes to score points. It was not only interesting but also belly tickling to see grown men moving their bodies in the best ways that they can. So caught up in the game, one of the participants even took off his shirt when time was running out, evidence that the participants enjoyed themselves thoroughly.

Another popular game with this client was the “Minefield Challenge” where a make believe minefield was closed off and bags containing valuables had to be hooked out of the minefield. Letting their imagination run, the groups made hooks out of the wires and strings provided. It was heartwarming to see team members cheering on for each other and sharing tips on how to effectively pick the bags up with the make shift hooks they had created.

A ‘Special Mission’ was crafted especially to tailor this client’s team bonding needs. The mission was to create an icon that was close to the heart’s of the participants. 48 groups consecutively worked together; one after another, picking up where the previous team left off. It was clear that teamwork was very strong within the entire company. The final product was a masterpiece that was not only magnificent in sight, but it also triggered a sense of pride within the participants, knowing that they were all part of the mission and they had accomplished the task together as one company.

The event was drawn to a close with a customized cake and a sumptuous buffet lunch. The contented grins of the participants were clear signs of their satisfaction at the day’s events.

To find out more about how Jambar Team Building’s activities and programmes visit http://www.jambarteambuilding.com.

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