Brisbane team gets unique perspective on the Brisbane River

Brisbane team gets unique perspective on the Brisbane River

7.09.2012 - Posted by Steve Skull
The newly formed Brisbane Alluvium team recently stepped out of their comfort zones to have fun and take part in a team building exercise. The challenge was climbing Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge.

Alluvium staff are usually far more likely to be found walking alongside a river at ground level rather than on a viewing platform 80m above the water, especially for four of the five climbers who have varying degrees of “height phobia”. Undeterred, the team took up the challenge. Thankfully, the weather was superb and the team was treated to fantastic 360 degree mid-morning views of the city, albeit in rather fashion-challenged outfits!

Research shows team building exercises can result in greater innovation, improved working relationships and better morale and productivity. Researched benefits aside, it was also a great opportunity for the team to see Brisbane from a unique perspective, and take time out of busy schedules to get to know one another better. We also learnt some interesting history of our city and its river, and have started to think about our next team exercise.

We highly recommend the climb as a great team building experience and can also point to additional benefits to be gained from partaking in lunch at a nearby hotel following completion of the climb!

Tyson Smalley, Misko Ivezich, Steve Skull, Matt McIntyre and Ginni Glyde on the Story Bridge in Brisbane.