This Is How To Run A Successful Team Building Event
Efficacy and productivity in your business depend on your employees being able to work well together as a team. Of course, when you combine people of all ages, backgrounds, and political leanings into one group, there is no guarantee that they will all get along, or that they will be able to function successfully as a team. The good news is some tactics can help in this situation, and running a team-building event is an option that can make a massive positive difference to the way your business operates. Keep on reading to find out how to run one successfully.
Invite the people that need the most help
It may be tempting to invite only the people you know that will be good sports and are sure to get involved in your team building event. However, it’s not these people that need the most support in integrating into the team. Instead, it tends to be those that would rather sit on the sidelines that can benefit from team-building activities. Indeed, often, people like this get involved because they are scared of rejection or ridicule so providing them with an opportunity to have their whole team routing for them can be incredibly valuable because it brings them into the group in a very tangible way.
However, a group of all wallflowers is going to work too. With that in mind, the best approach is to bring together a group of people that need to improve the way they work as a team within your business. Then you should get an organic mix of all types.
Pick the right location
You can run team-building events in your meeting rooms, but they will never be as successful as hosting them at an outside venue. This is because by taking your employees outside of the office you help to break down the preconceived roles and ideas they have about themselves and each other.
Additionally, by choosing an impressive location like Evins Mill for your business event you will generate excitement and engagement from your employees. You will even be able to benefit from dedicated conference spaces, lodgings for your employees, and the stunning rural setting which is an ideal location for outdoor team building activities like treasure hunts, and raft building.
Break the ice
While a team-building event aims to get everyone as engaged as quickly as possible, it’s important to remember that some will need a little time and patience before they are operating at full speed.
To that end, beginning the event with some ice-breaking activities that don’t require too much of your employees is the best approach. The reason is that such activities will also them to start to be able to relate to each other on a human level and trust each other from the get-go.
Always ask for feedback
Last of all, when running a team-building event it’s vital to always ask for anonymous feedback at the end. You should allow your employees to feedback anonymously as they are much more likely, to be honest as to how things went. Remember to not be too discouraged by negative feedback either, as you can always use it to build a better and more effective team-building event, next time.