Teamwork makes the dream work.

There is an old saying – ‘teamwork makes dream work’, and so it goes without saying that any team that works as a single cohesive unit with common goals are much more likely to be successful and bring much better results than those who don’t have such a structure in place.

If you have a team that can work together with a sense of community to solve problems. Those problems are more likely to disappear quickly and with much better results than if people don’t have a feeling of camaraderie.

Having such a structure improves your company culture as everyone feels much happier and more satisfied working and spending time in the office with each other. 

What Defines The Company Culture?

In a business sense, a company’s corporate culture defines how an organisation’s employees and management transact internally and externally. 

A company’s culture can be reflected in many ways, from its dress code, business hours, office setup, employee benefits, turnover, hiring decisions, treatment of clients, client satisfaction, management strategies, employee communication and relations, work environment, attitude, and even company origin myths, as well as visual props such as logos and trademarks, in fact, every single aspect of its operations.

How Does Team Building Affect Company Culture?

Cohesive employee teams are the building blocks for a company’s success and long-term cultural development.

Therefore regular team-building activities are vital for developing team spirit and creating cooperation between employees. Successful team building can significantly impact the organisation as a whole. If people are happy to come to work and enjoy working within their own teams, they’ll be more likely to work collaboratively with other groups. 

As a result, this sense of being part of a community not only improves the overall vibe throughout the workplace but also gives HR and the talent management teams a greater foundation for building the company culture in the future. 

Creating A Positive Workplace Culture

Company culture ties in with team building because it’s all about how the recognition people feel at work. Therefore some of the most important things to consider when looking to create a positive workplace culture is that people need to feel: 

  • Valued and trusted
  • Listened to and had a sense of purpose
  • Part of a cohesive team 
  • Able to make decisions
  • Space to learn and grow
  • Open transparency & communication

Everyone in the organisation is responsible for having a great working culture. By setting up practical and effective team-building activities, you’ll naturally make your company culture much easier to develop. 

Then before you know it, your team culture will excel, and you’ll have teams working together with excellent communications and problem-solving skills while working cross-functionally with others, resulting in much better long-term employee engagement.

The Positive Impact Of Team Building

Team-building events can help co-workers better understand one another, learn to be more effective at working together, and trust each other. Team-building exercises can also help with employee recognition and allow employees to work through serious issues, such as learning problem-solving techniques and improving communication skills.

There are various objectives at which the company management can aim to ensure that any team-building exercises can contribute to enhancing the company culture.

Increasing Productivity

Teams that work well together share their workload and their values, meaning that if one team member has considerably less work than someone else within the group, they can help them to catch up by picking up the slack; this is, of course, reciprocated when it happens the other way around and so increases productivity. 

Team building helps because when people feel like they can be part of a better team, they’re much more likely to go that extra mile for others. They want their team to succeed, not just themselves. 

Encourages A Learning Environment

Successful team building motivates teams to be more collaborative and share their experiences to improve the group’s overall success; this is much easier to foster when people are happy working together. 

Building each other’s talents and being creative leads to new and exciting ideas and out-of-the-box thinking, which makes work much more fun and engaging. However, it needs to be built on a culture already encouraging great relationships and shouldn’t be anticipated organically. 

Communication Is The Key

When people try to work together without having a solid base for a relationship, communication can often get messy and lead to confusion. 

Therefore it’s much easier to work with people when everyone clearly understands their role and responsibility rather than having blurred lines. When everyone knows what each person is working on and what is expected of them, they can check in and help out when required. Open and honest feedback is an essential part of this culture.

Resolves Conflicts

You can count on disagreements when people work together and share a common goal. However, it’s up to those team members involved to initially try to resolve these issues before they get out of hand and work towards collaboration and compromise. 

But conflicts at work aren’t always a negative thing. It often leads to a better understanding and learning of each other. Typically, conflicts happen when people come from different working environments and have different opinions on how issues should be resolved.

This situation is particularly true if you take the culture ‘add’ rather than the cultural ‘fit’ approach in hiring. Although this may cause conflict initially, it will strengthen your team in the long run. Team building is the perfect instrument for different group skills and learning from each other. 

Building Trust

Teams that trust each other and can lean on each other when things get overwhelming are priceless; when you build trust between groups, you’re effectively giving them space to grow with the support of their work friends and colleagues. 

They’ll also be much more likely to open up with each other and be honest about their individual strengths and weaknesses; they’re also more open to giving and receiving feedback openly. 

Exposing these vulnerabilities creates a more accessible environment to collaborate and listen to each other because everyone has a shared level of trust.

The Dash Philosophy On Team Building

Today more than ever, a successful company or organisation relies on an increasing number of moving parts to move forward, the most important being its employees.  

So with that in mind, the Dash philosophy for team building is pretty straightforward. If a team shares a common goal and performs together to achieve it, they will not only excel but also know their purposes and how they can achieve it.

The 5-Star Approach To Team Building

The unique ‘5 Star’ approach from Dash Outdoors allows for customised programmes to be created to suit clients’ individual needs and budgets.  

The Dash Outdoors Crew are a team of professional planners with extensive skills in developing a range of customised experiences to suit both the business’s individual needs.  

Such are the team-building experiences offered by Dash Outdoors that not only will they entertain and engage with your employees. But they will also help teams learn more about one another by working together and so positively impacting the group’s performance long after the event is over.

Speak To The Professionals

To learn more about the positive effect team building can have on the culture of your company or business, speak to the professionals at Dash Outdoors. You can reach them on +60 19 734 5990 or email

Remember, you can quickly lose your team’s true potential if everyone’s not rowing in the same direction.


Experience the flight of your life with Dash Outdoors parasailing! Parasailing uses a parachute to let you ‘fly’ behind our boat whilst safely and securely attached at all times. We use a specialised parasailing’ winch boat’ for perfectly controlled takeoffs and landings - the only internationally approved parasailing method. Our boat’s rear has a large takeoff and landing platform, which is where we harness you into the parachute, perform our safety checks, and then start the flight. Our powerful winching system controls your ascent and takes you up to a height of around 500 feet from where you can soak up the incredible views of the unspoiled Desaru coastline. When it’s time to come down, we gradually winch you back to the landing platform for a perfect landing every time. Parasailing is an exciting adventure for singles, couples, groups, and is even safe for kids. No skill is required so share the fun and fly with family and friends or go it alone on a solo flight. Let Dash Outdoors take you to new heights with a parasailing experience that’s sure to be the highlight of your Desaru beach adventure.

Mountain Bike Tours

The impressive Desaru Coast development is set over 4,000 acres of land, and no one has the kind of exclusive access that Dash Outdoors has, to give you an immersive 3-hour eco-tour adventure on a bike. Dash also offers an amazing ATV tour, which takes you further along the coast, however, if you’re a wildlife lover, you may prefer to take the quieter bicycle tour so you can sneak up on the amazing bird and wildlife we have on offer. Our brand new 21-speed mountain bikes take groups through pristine jungle, secluded beaches and bush trails that you would unlikely explore otherwise. We kit you out with full safety gear and water bottles. All you have to do is bring your legs! Our guides look after you throughout the tour giving you interesting facts about the wildlife, flora and local environment. They also pack a range of snacks and refreshments for the group to enjoy when you get to the most secluded part of this extraordinary tour. There’s no better way to have fun and get fit than riding along an unspoilt tropical coastline.


Test your Robin Hood skills at our archery range at Desaru Coast. Archery is a great fun activity for the whole family and for all ages. It helps develop focus, improve balance and coordination.

Crazy Golf

Crazy golf is another fun activity that all the family can enjoy at any time of the day. You will be challenged with fun and frustrating obstacles. Get around the course with the least number of strokes and you’re a WINNER! Our crazy golf course is located right next to the beach at our Sand and Sandals outlet.

New Mangrove Tour

Take a tour through our beautiful mangrove forest and let a professional guide take you on a journey of tranquility and understanding of nature. Learn about the vital importance of mangrove forests conservation. Be a part of the mangrove replantinginitiation programme that will preserve our ecosystem for our future generations to enjoy.


Bring your waterproof camera, grab a paddle, and be in control of your beach holiday! Take this chance to explore the beautiful Desaru coastline with a Dash Outdoors kayak. Go solo with our single seaters or double up with a paddling partner. We have plenty of equipment waiting for you and everything is in tip top condition. This is a great activity to do with a loved one, the whole family or a larger group of colleagues.

ATV Track Riding

The rugged terrain of our exclusive one-kilometre track challenges the skills of the most experienced ATV rider. Navigating your way through a combination of wet, muddy jungle floors and across rugged sandy beaches on our brand new ATV quad bikes is not only exciting but makes it great fun for everybody.
For most of our guests, this will be their first experience of riding a quad bike. That's fine - we kit you out with all the proper safety gear and give you a full demonstration at the beginning of every ride.
So that you can guarantee your spot it's best to plan ahead, so don't delay - get in touch with us today for available timings and bookings.

Knee Boarding

Knee-Boarding is one of the most accessible types of water sports there is. It's easy to start with, but it's also fun to progress and even do some tricks along the way. It's an excellent activity for those that haven't mastered the 'standing-up' part of wakeboarding or water skiing yet. Learn how to knee-board properly with the Dash Outdoors team, or if you're experienced, we'd love to see you shred the waves.

Water Skiing

Join Dash Outdoors in the tropical paradise of Desaru for a waterskiing session that you'll never forget. Using our high powered jet skis to pull you up, we'll have you slicing through the ocean in no time. If you are a beginner, this is an excellent opportunity to try this exciting sport with the Dash crew coaching you all the way. We also provide waterski sessions for advanced skiers and more formal lesson programs for beginners. Just pop by and let's have a chat.


Possibly one of the coolest water sports around. Just as snowboarding overtook skiing, wakeboarding has fast become the funkiest way to ride the water under power. Once you've picked up the basics, wakeboarding is extremely easy to learn and enormous fun. Typical wakeboarding speeds are 30–40 kilometres per hour, but that can feel a lot faster when you are riding a wakeboard and bouncing over the waves.
At Dash Outdoors, we'll equip you with top-of-the-line wakeboard and safety gear. We use our high power jet skis to do the towing, which means no propellers to worry about. Be prepared to get wet, have a laugh and probably a few aches the next day - it's a serious workout!
We provide wakeboard sessions for advanced boarders and starter lessons for beginners. Just pop by and have a chat.


Windsurfing is the perfect combination of sailing and surfing. If you have ever thought to try this out one day - now is the time! With one of our expert Dash instructors, you can learn basic windsurfing in just a couple of hours.
Here at Desaru, we have excellent conditions all year round for windsurfing. When the winds blow a consistent speed during the monsoon months, we have perfect conditions for advanced sailors or those looking to improve their skills. During the rest of the year, we have calm seas and light breezes – perfect for beginners.
If you're an experienced windsurfer, then come down to see us and rent some kit. If you are new to windsurfing, we can provide a taster session for an hour, and you can then progress to solo sailing, or have additional instruction as you wish. It's all about having fun and getting out on the water.

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)

A relatively new craze, Stand-Up Paddle-boarding (or SUP) gives you the freedom to explore the ocean using a single-ended long paddle. Our boards are wide, long, super stable and easy to use. They're so good they can take a few people at the same time. Some people even go out early in the morning or later in the afternoon for a relaxing SUP yoga session.

Fat Bikes

Why walk along this beautiful tropical beach when you can cycle it? Our top of the line "fat bikes" boast massive 4inch wide "fat tyres" that will have you cruising soft sand with ease. We have both adult and kids versions complete with helmets and locks so you can take the whole family and explore our beautiful Desaru coastline in comfort and style.