Why Team Rebuilding And Off-Site Events Will Be So Important Post-COVID

There can be no doubt that the global COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed how companies operate and do business. Instead of going into the office every day, holding meetings, and working closely with one another, everyone is working remotely from home, but this won’t last forever. 


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It Won’t Last Forever.

Improving Company Morale

Boosting Motivation

Helping To Provide Positive Reinforcement

Time To Bring Your Team Back Together


While hosting meetings remotely with your team online allows you to see everyone and your team can use technology to work together on projects, working away from one another isn’t the same as being together in the same environment.


It Won’t Last Forever

Although COVID-19 has taken its toll, it won’t last forever. Gradually teams will return to the office environment however working from home has clearly become an essential part of the working culture. This opens up opportunities (e.g. to hire new people in different geographies) but also brings forward new HR challenges in terms of maintaining culture, wellness and productivity. Work won’t feel quite like we remember it. 

Bringing teams together outside of the normal office environment will become more important than ever before. Time needs to be taken out to rebuild your team’s passion for doing business as a unit and getting them back into winning ways.


Improving Company Morale

After working from home for such a long, returning to the office will require a significant adjustment for you and your employees. It’s bound to take some time for everyone to find their centre again. After everything that has happened, morale is likely to be flat, and your employees may feel stressed and under increased pressure to produce the same high-quality level of work they did before the pandemic struck.

Taking your team to an off-site retreat or a beachside location may well be the perfect way to reignite their excitement and passion for success. Team building activities that allow them to engage with one another will help rebuild company morale and enable your employees to reflect and improve themselves.


Boosting Motivation

Working from home has allowed your employees to be accustomed to doing things their own way at their pace. They’ve had to make some major adjustments as they navigated doing their jobs while educating their children and ensuring that their families stayed safe. 


As a result, returning to the office may mean your team doesn’t have the same motivation levels. Taking your team to an off-site location allows you to restore your team’s motivation. When employees succeed during team building activities, they feel good about themselves and their self-confidence increases. The momentum they build during these events goes back to the office with them. Greater motivation and confidence lead to greater productivity, helping your company get back on track.


Helping To Provide Positive Reinforcement

As a company owner or a senior manager, you might know that your employees have been doing a great job during this difficult time, but do they know it? With everything that’s been going on, your team members might well feel that their efforts went unnoticed or unappreciated. 

When life returns to the ‘new norm’, the ability for you and your staff to come together and regroup as one in a safe, controlled team-building environment will be a powerful tool for your business. Hosting an off-site team-building event will allow you to show your team just how much their hard work means to you.

A successful off-site team-building event will allow you to incorporate recognition and positive reinforcement into your team. Plus, impress the importance of your company values and what they mean for the business’s success. 

That’s why a professional and well-respected team building and events company like Dash Outdoors can help rebuild your team’s camaraderie, social confidence, and trust. Using a series of activities that have all been created to develop your team’s productivity, strengthen and enhance their leadership skills and foster an ethos of shared accountability. You can get the most out of the talented people who make your business work.


Time To Bring Your Team Back Together

Remember, it’s been some time since your team has engaged with each other face-to-face. Talking to one another online just isn’t the same as physically all being together in the same space. 

Holding an off-site team-building meeting enables your staff to reconnect with one another and renew their bonds in a safe, non-threatening, competitive and creative, stress-free environment. It allows them to open up without the pressures of a professional setting. 

An off-site team rebuilding event post-COVID is sure to boost their collaboration, getting them to work together cohesively again and giving them the chance to reconnect in a way that helps them be ready to start working together once again in the office.


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.