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There has always been a rather passive debate in the corporate hemisphere whether outdoor team building exercises are better than indoor ones or not. My opinion on this matter is that it depends on which type of company would like to take part in team building in Australia and which will not. If it is a company which works for a majority of their time on computers, they will be generally be more academically strong, implying an ease in solving puzzles. Hence for those companies outdoor team building activities would serve two purposes. It would make the challenges difficult and would require the team members to work together to solve the problem. It would also give them physical breaks away from the screens of their computers. However if the company is, for example, a lumberjack company, which employs sturdy men and women who spend much of their time jacking lumber, a nice indoor puzzle game would serve to boost up their morale while also keeping the games challenging enough for them to require a substantial amount of teamwork.

As shown in the attached picture, there are a group of people, who tried out activities for team building in Australia, of which team-walking was one. People generally state the quote that you can break a stick very easily, but if you take 100 sticks together they will no break easily. Using a similar analogy, this group of friends will need to move the same leg at the same time the same amount, so that they move a certain distance forward. This ensures that two key concepts of teamwork are covered, trust and communication. By communicating effectively with the rest of the team members about when to move and when not to move, they will have ensured that there is no wasted energy. This also ensures that trust is built between the different team members.

A collated effect of the various team building exercises shows that regardless of whether the activities and games are indoor or outdoor, there will be a significant increase in the teamwork between the different team members. Further, when taken into the workplace, this ensures that teams will work together on projects with a sense of unity.