According to the findings of a study conducted by University of Central Florida, there are a lot of organizational benefits a team building activity provides. This is the reason why you will find successful companies allocate budget for corporate outings, team building activities and other company events. Apart from recreational activities, team building workshops are also conducted to enhance productivity and boost the performance of teams and different company units. No matter what the reason or target may be, a corporate event will always be important in any organization. To ensure high quality and effective team building event, take a look at the following ideas.
Choose the perfect venue
The venue for a team building activity should always be conducive in such a way that it can accommodate all the participants including an ample moving space for everyone. Determine how many of you in the organization who will attend the team building workshops and factor this in on your selection of venue. Remember that team building activities involve games and activities that may require participants to run or move around. To encourage more participants to the event, you can opt for an offsite venue such as a local beach resort or hotel.
Choose the right date and time
Make sure that your team building activity will not get in the way of your employee’s personal time. An ideal schedule would be on the later days of the workweek and during office hours.
Set activity expectations
Before you start with the activity, set your team’s expectations. This way, the team will appreciate and understand the rationale of the activity. Team buildings are conducted with specific targets and this should be presented to the team at the onset of the activity. Draw these expectations from the team.
Ask for feedback
After the team building workshops, immediately collect feedback from the participants. This will help the organization in determining if the activity was helpful to the organization or not including the next set of activities suited for the organization. Provide activity expectations at the start of the event and feedback form at the end of the activity.