Team building events in Venice, Italy
For many years, Ca’ Macana has been organizing team building activities in Venice, Italy. We use our Venetian mask making courses as the basis for these team building events. However, we tailor our events to meet the needs of companies interested in outside-the-box and inventive team building activities in Venice.
Participants in our team building events get to use our workshop along with all the necessary materials and techniques for learning how to make Venetian masks.
How does it work
Each group is usually divided into teams with each or all teams being assigned a certain goal.
Skills training - skills display
In addition to straightforward hands-on work, our team building activities require a lot of communication and basic synergy among participants - that is, teamwork in the best sense. Our team building activities are an effective way for practicing these skills and for the best talents to shine.
Moreover, the crucial characteristic of our team building activities is that they put participants in an unusual situation, where managers of the company can easily observe their ability to coordinate, cooperate, compete, application of problem-solving skills, etc.
Variety of tasks
Sometimes team members must develop a concept from scratch and then work together on a particular mask (larger than normal size so that everyone is given the chance to participate).
Other times, there is one mask for each member of the team and they must talk and coordinate in order to find a common theme that unites their creations.
Sometimes teams are organized in a hierarchical structure, with clear tasks for each individual to perform. Alternately, teams can be left free to self-organize their internal structure.
We provide materials, venue and technical know-how regarding the realization of the masks. We set the situation in which the team building activity can take place.
As there is often some element of competition, our instructors can act as external judges and choose the winning team based on criteria decided in advance together with the team building event organizer.
A real team building experience in Venice
This is an interesting example of a team building event we organized in 2017 for top sale managers of Reckitt Benckiser, a leading multinational company in the cleaning products sector.
1 - Participants were divided into four teams. Each them was considered an independent company and had to compete with the other teams to develop a new product and launch it onto the market. The product was represented by a blank papier-mache Venetian mask.
2 - We demonstrated a set of different decorative techniques to use on Venetian masks, along with facts and features of different materials.
3 - Each “company” had a virtual budget. According to their project, team members had to allocate resources in order to purchase a particular model of a mask, buy materials for the decoration, understand the appropriate technique(s) to use, establishing a base cost for the final product.
4 - Each team had to decorate its masks-product with an appropriate style and design for their target market and sell it at a final price suitable to it.
5 - Teams had to organize the decorative work themselves, determining which individual was most suitable for each stage of the work. In so doing, each mask passed through the hands of all team members, resulting in the product of intense teamwork.
6 - When the decorative process was completed, each team had to explain to company managers, who assisted as judges of the competition:
- all related costs,
- the final price to the public,
- sales and marketing strategies,
- why the mask had the right decoration for their particular target market.
7 - In the end, the competition was won by two teams that agreed to join forces establishing a partnership, resulting in a more cohesive and effective overall strategy.
As you can see from this example, our decoration courses
can be adapted to a variety of team building formats. We propose ideas based on our past experiences, but then we adapt our format to what the company considers most important for its purposes. In every case, Ca' Macana provides a unique and memorable team building events
- among the highest-rated team building activities in Venice, Italy.