Team Building

At Borneo Outdoor Expeditions we provide first class team building facilitation incorporating a variety of activities and challenges. We have our own enthusiastic facilitators who lead participants through each activity. Our comprehensive team building programs provide the right environment to ensure interaction, communication and of course bonding between colleagues. 

What is team building?

Team Building refers to a wide range of activities, designed for improving team performance. Team building is pursued via a variety of practices, and can range from simple bonding exercises to complex simulations to develop a team.

Team building is not to be confused with "team recreation" that consists of activities for teams that are strictly recreational. It is an important factor in any environment, its focus is to specialize in bringing out the best in a team to ensure self development, positive communication, leadership skills and the ability to work closely together as a team to problem solve.

Reasons for team building:
  • Improving communication
  • Making the workplace more enjoyable
  • Motivating a team
  • Getting to know each other
  • Getting everyone "onto the same page", including goal setting
  • Teaching the team self-regulation strategies
  • Helping participants to learn more about themselves (strengths and weaknesses)
  • Identifying and utilizing the strengths of team members
  • Improving team productivity
  • Practicing effective collaboration with team members

Types of team building exercises:


This type of team building exercise is exactly what it sounds like. Communications exercises are problem solving activities that are geared towards improving communication skills. The issues teams encounter in these exercises are solved by communicating effectively with each other.

Goal: Create an activity which highlights the importance of good communication in team performance and/or potential problems with communication.

Problem Solving/Decision Making

Problem Solving/Decision making exercises focus specifically on groups working together to solve difficult problems or make complex decisions. These exercises are some of the most common as they appear to have the most direct link to what employers want their teams to be able to do.

Goal: Give team a problem in which the solution is not easily apparent or requires the team to come up with a creative solution


These exercises focus on aspects of planning and being adaptable to change. These are important things for teams to be able to do when they are assigned complex tasks or decisions. 

• Goal: Show the importance of planning before implementing a solution

Trust Exercise

A trust exercise involves engaging team members in a way that will induce trust between them. They are sometimes difficult exercises to implement as there are varying degrees of trust between individuals and varying degrees of individual comfort trusting others in general.

Goal: Create trust between team members

Our team building programs

We currently run team building programs in various locations within close proximity to Kota Kinabalu.

Our most popular locations for running team building are the islands within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. 

All of our team building programs can be tailor made to meet the requirements of our clients.

We have a variety of activities which enable our clients to 'choose' which activities are deemed suitable.

Please click here to view detailed descriptions of our activities.

What are the costs involved?

Each program is different and dependent on a number of factors, to include; number of participants, duration and program location.

To view our Team Building Photo Gallery please click here.

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