Hosting a team building event for your coworkers is an excellent way to get them to function cohesively while instilling a passion and loyalty for your company that will greatly increase all of its operations. However, planning a team building event can be time-consuming, costly and complicated. So, to help you make the most out of your next one, here are a couple of tips that will help you get the plan down, and execute it perfectly to get the most out of all of the group activities that you have planned.
Setting the tone
It helps to have a central theme that you can focus all of your events and décor around. This will make it easier for you as the planner to keep a consistent setting throughout the event, and will also help all of the participants to connect with the activities and to see the benefits in the lessons behind them. Make the theme something that your company aspires to live by, something in its mission to keep the connection with the business, and to help your participants work towards understanding those ideas.
Use a range of activities
You’re likely to have a full assortment of different people working at your business, which can make it challenging to find activities that everyone can enjoy. But you want full participation which makes finding activities that appeal to everyone a worthwhile challenge. The best way to combat this is to have a wide array of activities that will highlight different people’s strengths. This way, everyone has something to give on the day, and everyone comes out feeling like they could share their expertise.
Allot times for discussions
It is important that the events in your team building function have a lasting impact on their participants, which is unlikely to happen if the whole day resembles fast-paced action and an obstacle course. You need to ensure that you give your participants time to reflect on and discuss each activity to see what they have learned from it, and to share those ideas with their co-workers.
Document the event
You can give the event a far more long-lasting impact by documenting the event to be reviewed later, placed on merchandise, pinned up in the office or taken home with your employees. This gives them a souvenir of the event and can be used by your business to keep a reminder of the lessons learned on the day.
Take it off-site
Taking the event to another location is a great way to get your participants away from the stressful distractions of work, and will also get them into a different frame of mind which will suit your event well. Besides, team building exercises in Gauteng are far more enjoyable than ones held in the staff canine.
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