Planning an unforgettable team building event certainly has its challenges, over and above keeping everyone in your office happy and motivated. In a world where you're continuously on deadlines and juggling an endless list of to-dos and priorities, you really do need an automated system that makes the event planning process as fun and stress free as possible.
Our event planning experts have put together top tips on how to whizz through all of your team building plans quickly and seamlessly.
1. Set objectives
Team building should never be a box ticking exercise. You need to have a clear purpose of why you are bringing employees together and what outcome you'd like to achieve. Objective examples include: Collaboration, lean thinking, delegation, flexibility and trust
2. Outline your budget and location
Your budget and location go hand in hand. Be realistic with the resources you have available and stick to these. It's easy to get "lost in research" or overly ambitious once you hit the internet - especially when prices are not transparent and you're awaiting quotes or availability confirmation.
3. Be time sensitive
Employees are always more receptive to team building activities if held during work hours and during the sector's quieter period (not just before a massive relaunch or deadline!). Expecting employees to travel long distances will most incur unnecessary loss of personal time and may cause resentment.
4. Avoid Cliche Days
Fresh, unique experiences are the best ways to break down office barriers and makes participants feel valued. Keep abreast of trends in the marketplace and pick activities which everyone can participate in and feel comfortable doing. Some top team building trends for 2018 include:
- Fantasty inspired indoor team building creations
- Reality TV show creations
- Collaborative, problem solving quests
Participants need to feel as if they're all on equal footing through-out the day (job titles and egos are to be left at the office!) Coming in on equal footing with a flat hierarchy will encourage passive team members to break the ice and step up into creative or leadership type roles organically.
6. Ask for feedback
Always ask for feedback after an event, preferably anonymous so that participants feel that they can be honest. This will provide valuable information for future planning and gives you an opportunity to address any concerns raised.
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