Executive Oasis

Polo Team Building by Executive Oasis International Toronto

Survive, Thrive, & Grow Even in the Midst of Turbulence

Business Today is a Different Ball Game

Polo is the perfect metaphor for today’s hectic and rapidly changing business environment. It mirrors and reflects the realities of working in a turbulent economy. To succeed in the business world and on the polo field, strategy, teamwork, on-going communication, and the ability to “spin on a dime” are essential. Teams must be quick, agile, and nimble.

To hone your teamwork skills and prepare for the challenges of a fast paced environment, there is nothing like the intense action of polo….the breakneck speed of play, the thunder of hooves, the fiercely competitive environment, the shouts of the players in constant communication with their team mates, the moment by moment change in the “line of the ball”, and the cheers of the crowd when you race towards the goalposts and score.


Choose Your Oasis

Overview - Polo


Group Size: 4 – 20 (Optimal = 6 – 12)

Time Required: 1 1/2 – 2 Days


  • Leadership
  • Risk Taking
  • Dealing with Change
  • Tolerance of Ambiguity
  • Compensating for Team Weaknesses
  • Moving beyond your zone of comfort
  • Thriving in a Fast Paced Environment
  • Supporting & Covering Other Team Members
Typical Outline

Typical Outline

Your facilitator will take you through a 1-hour pre-briefing to ensure that the links between Inc. Inc. Breaking Down Silos and the challenges your team and organization face are clear.

Next, the team leaders who have been selected for this simulation will brief team members about their roles, responsibilities and assignment.

After the simulation, guided by key questions, team leaders and the members of each department will spend time reflecting on their experience. Your facilitator will help you debrief the experience through 3 panels, one for each layer of the organization.

Meeting at the Oasis – Meeting Facilitation


Your facilitator will take you through a 1/2 day pre-briefing to ensure that the links between polo and the daily challenges your team faces are clear. Your facilitator will debrief the experience with your team to help you mine your experience for insights that team members can take back to work and use immediately.

Logistics - Polo


The initial 1/2 day briefing and debriefing sessions can be conducted at your office, a polo club, or virtually.

In areas under lockdown, state of emergency, work from home orders, or other COVID-19 restrictions, the face-to- face component will take place in areas when COVID-19 restrictions have eased.

The best leaders will break out of silos and improve workplace culture

Rosabeth Moss Kanter (Harvard Business School)

What our Clients Say About Us

Inc. Inc.

Maurice Benatar, Vice President Business Development & Marketing, Mayhew (Toronto)

Anne organized a cooking event, meeting, and dinner. She totally nailed the venue choices, presented interesting options, and was instrumental in helping making the event a success. Anne brings unique event ideas and a professional approach to event planning.

Maurice Benatar
Vice President Business Development & Marketing, Mayhew (Toronto)

Doug Wyatt, Director, Novo Nordisk Canada

Very different and unique. A different kind of team building … Excellent team building.

Doug Wyatt
Director, Novo Nordisk Canada

Julie Morgan, EMD Serono Canada

The ambiance was great and the facilitator was helpful and her comments were positive yet constructive.

Julie Morgan
EMD Serono Canada

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