Team building events bring the team together, boost morale and increase communication over a fun exercise. They help a team learn about one another, about their likes and dislikes and about themselves in some cases too.
Whether you’re looking for an initiative for new starters as an ice breaker session or to bring your team closer together, there are lots of creative ways to do it, but getting the key elements right is crucial to ensure the ‘cheesy moments’ stay where they should be within the role-play of the team building game.
Here are our key elements of a successful team building plan
Who is attending
Recognising how many people you’ll have on the day is very important for the task at hand. At the Secret Event Service, we offer a variety of virtual team-building experiences for varying team sizes.
Team building objectives
The main goals of team building are to:
- Improve communication, productivity and motivation.
- Have fun!
Taking employees out of their everyday environment (even virtually) helps groups break down political and personal barriers, eliminate distractions, and have fun.
What is the key takeaway?
Understanding what you want your delegates to get out of the session, will help you to select a fun and appropriate exercise that all will enjoy and learn from.
If you’re looking for adrenaline, suspense and working as a team against the clock… communicating along the way – Check out online murder mystery or escape rooms! But, if you’re looking to have a giggle with your team members, light entertainment and learning a new skill together it could be a masterclass such as cocktail making, gin tasting or cooking with an award-winning Chef! All available with SES in case you’re wondering.
The planning up to the event
If it’s an employee engagement event, treat it like the special event it is and drum excitement just as you would with the Christmas party or summer BBQ! Give plenty of notice if it’s out of office hours and make sure all your communications give away enough to know what they need but keeps them yearning for more. We all need a little excitement in 2021! Our blog how to create an event strategy, explains how to write a perfect communications plan.
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