A new team-building activity for conference and corporate groups that gives delegates the opportunity to operate mini-excavators has opened just an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
After opening in May at Thunderbird Park, Dig It has now expanded its unique offering to conference and corporate groups, with the mini-excavator park allowing delegates to operate nine CAT 1.7 tonne mini-excavators across a number of tasks from digging up the dirt to using a claw to stack and move tyres, or using a hook.
“When you are sitting in a mini-excavator, it doesn’t matter if you are CEO, CFO, CMO or the new trainee, the skills needed are really different from leading a business,” said Kate Keegan, founder and director of Dig It.
“We see so many adults arrive so confident in their skill set as a corporate leader, and find they can’t stack the tyres or load the dirt.
“As a result, we’ve seen some brilliant team building and barrier-breaking moments for our corporate groups here on site.”
All delegates wear high vis gear on site and are divided into teams.
“The Dig It conference experience is much more that being in a conference room and talking about goals, visions and productivity roadblocks,” said Keegan.
“We take delegates out of their comfort zones, and ask them to operate a major piece of machinery, in a team environment, completing set tasks that look a whole lot easier than they are, while being outside, in a pretty fantastic part of the world.”