Let’s imagine you’re a manager or executive who wants to encourage teamwork by planning a pleasant outing for everyone. Or a secretary whose boss has asked her to suggest some team building activities. When do you even begin? When most individuals conduct a search, they get results for literally anything. Therefore, how can you choose which of these options is best for your group?
Find Out Why You’re Doing What You’re Doing
To start, we’ll define team building activities and why it’s important. The term “team building” has become so vague that it can refer to almost anything. Like “leadership” or “customer service,” it’s too broad to be useful. However, if you zero in on a smaller area of the problem, you’ll have a much higher chance of solving it. For instance, a leadership solution could centre on succession planning if the issue at hand is the difficulty of training new executives to take over when current ones leave or retire. If your restaurant’s customers are complaining that they have to wait too long for their meal, one customer service solution could be to speed up the kitchen’s food preparation or to streamline the ordering process. The argument is that it is unlikely that having a motivational speaker come in. And talk about leadership or making the wait staff at your restaurant go through customer service training will actually solve the fundamental problems.
The same thing might happen with the methods used to build teams. Asking yourself some questions to help you zero in on the activity’s true motivations is a smart first step toward a workable solution.
So, why is it that we desire to engage in a team building activities in the first place?
Should we be giving out bonuses to employees?
Do we want to liven up a boring meeting?
Is there anything we need to address? Then, what difficulties have you encountered?
What sort of outcomes may we anticipate if this procedure ran smoothly?
The answers to these questions will give you a clearer picture of what you need to do to achieve success.
Rewarding and/or amusing pursuits
If your company works well together and you want to find a method to thank your employees or inject some fun into a routine workday or meeting, then you can probably count on any enjoyable activity being warmly received. Clients who book our team building activities generally begin their yearly conventions on the Monday after Super Bowl Sunday. This allows them to host a massive Super Bowl party in the hotel banquet hall for the entire group the night before the convention begins. Fundraising events are also effective in these contexts. A cycling team building kent activities is a great way to get people interacting with one another and the community at large while also adding some much-needed exercise to the schedule of a long, tedious annual conference.
However, what happens if a true team challenge arises?
But what occurs if your team faces a difficulty? If this is the case, more careful consideration of your solution is warranted; selecting the incorrect software could have undesirable consequences. When, for instance, two organisations unite, they bring their respective cultures into one space. So, it’s unlikely that much good will come from hastily planning a party for the whole organisation. We recommend you begin at the very top. Start by consulting with higher-ups to ensure that everyone is on the same page with the direction the new culture is taking. The next step is to figure out what kinds of seminars, events. And training would be beneficial for the team in order to improve those weak spots in the culture.
A furniture store run by the same family for over 30 years and operating out of two locations saw rapid growth and expansion in recent years. Due to the company’s rapid expansion over the past three years—six new outlets opened the owner has established a dedicated corporate support team for the first time. Historically, the few store managers had a lot of independence. These days, however, there is a whole new layer of executives and support employees between the owner and the shop managers. Quick tensions arose, so HR brought us in to facilitate a charity bike build, which everyone enjoyed. Instead, we demonstrated that the first step in resolving this issue is making it clear to the store managers that they have the “support” of the corporate team behind them. We planned a series of seminars to help the support workers hone their interpersonal and communication abilities. Fun shared-experience initiatives are more effective if an organization’s culture has begun to change.
Does Anyone know how many people are in this gathering?
Choosing an activity that is proportional to the size of the group is an important factor in settling on the right one. If you have a large enough group, you may wish to hire an outside facilitator. It’s considerably less daunting to conduct a fun activity and effect a cultural shift with a small team of less than twenty-five people. Taking the team bowling or out for a large supper together may do wonders for team morale and camaraderie. In fact, when there are only a few people in a group, even the most high-octane outdoor team building activities might fall short. Groups of three, four, or five persons would be ideal for a charity bike build with ten people. If each group only manages to construct one bicycle, then the final result will be disappointing. Because of this, going as a group is not only more fun, but it might save you money.
But when the number of people in the group increases, it’s best to seek assistance. Keeping a group of 20 or less people busy and interested for a few hours is a breeze. It takes a certain talent to keep a crowd of 100 or 1000 occupied and engaged. In addition, the larger the group, the greater the collective “reveal” when the total amount donated is reveal to the charity at the end of the activity. Hundreds of disadvantaged children pouring into a banquet hall to receive a new bike. For example, is more exciting than just two or three, and a truckload of food wrapped up is more exciting than just a handful of boxes for a food bank donation. However, since not everything goes according to plan, it is necessary to put in a lot of time arranging for an event of this kind. It could be worthwhile to hire a professional event planner or team development business.
Don’t just throw up a squad and expect them to perform well; put some thought into it. If you are a novice at this type of activity. It is in your best interest to prepare in advance and seek assistance in order to increase the odds of achieving remarkable results.