Whenever people hear the phrase “team building”, the first thing that comes to mind is employees having fun, away from work. Although this thought is partly true, there is more to it than just having a good time. In fact, conducting team building is a way to reinforce the team to achieve the company’s goals.
So, it is a must that your corporate team building activities should address that concern. So if you are tasked to organize your company’s team building, be sure to keep these pointers in mind:
- Know the purpose of the activity
As mentioned, there is more to team building than just having fun and doing awesome activities. There is meaning and purpose to each activity. So, before you create a program be sure to know the objective on why you are holding it on the first place. By having a precise and clear objective, you will be able to create a program and include activities that would address such goals and resolve issues that your team is experiencing.
- Brainstorm with other team members
Planning for a team building can be exhausting, especially if you are doing it for a big group. Instead of doing it all alone, it would be best if you can do it with other team members. That way, you and your team will be able to come up to innovative team building activities that is aligned to your activity’s purpose.
- Get some professional help
Some company managers and business owners prefer that they organized their team building activities. But if you will be doing a multi-department team building, it would be best to get a team of facilitators from an event management in Abu Dhabi to organize it for you. This would help draw a list of activities that will be applicable for all. This will also give the staff the time to focus on their development during the team building.
- Select the perfect location
Picking office space as your team building location is big NO. The reason why you need to choice a different location apart from your office space is that you don’t want the staff to be bothered by work. When you conduct it in the office space, you will be limited by the space and will be distracted at all times.
- Measure the success of the activity
Every office event that you will be doing should be measured to serve as your reference. You need to know whether your audience, in this case, the employees, were satisfied and know what their feedback are so you can improve your next team building.