3 Quick Tips For The Perfect Team Building Session

3 Quick Tips For The Perfect Team Building Session

Are you interested in including a team building session on your next team offsite but not sure where to start?

Here are 3 quick tips you can follow for the perfect team building session

1. Choose an activity to suit your venue

If your event is booked at a country house hotel then use the grounds and patio areas if you can. The fresh air will energise your delegates after lunch and you can enjoy the beautiful setting (outdoor team building).

If your event is in a town centre, then use a table-based activity or get them moving with an treasure hunt in the streets surrounding your venue.

Don’t waste time travelling to another location – there are loads of mobile options that can come to you without wasting networking time and budget by travelling again.

2. Choose an activity to suit your time slot

Some team building activities are a little more involved and tend to take a couple of hours to complete.  These activities need the time for the teams to understand what they have to do, get organised, feel like they’ve engaged and given a good account of themselves.

With that in mind, don’t try and run a 2-hour event in 60 minutes. It’ll feel rushed, the teams won’t engage and the activity will fall flat.

If you only have 45 minutes then consider a short, sharp option with more of an energetic, icebreaker feel such as learning the Haka, drumming, or creating a piece of art (webpage).

3. Connect the team activity to the ‘why’ of your offsite

After receiving a motivating, morning update from your Senior Leadership Team it can be a bit random if you suddenly find yourself undertaking a ‘weird team’ team building activity.

One way around this is to link the team activity to the morning’s message. Was it a message of a unity? Is it all change? Will you need to ‘take things up a gear’?

Choose a team activity that links to your offsite’s ‘why’ to engage more people and make the session more powerful.

Needless to say, if you need some help with any of this – get in touch with us here.

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The session was a huge success – thank you!

NHS Spokesperson - Art Factory Team Building

A great set of events to help keep spirits up and teams connected during lockdown. Especially appreciated the flexible and creative approach. Many thanks.
Adele Cox
Excellent fun and fully engaged activity, completely loved it ???? Thank you so much.
Himabindu Vutukuri
I thought the event was excellent - informal, fun & very engaging!
B. A. Nimmo
I really enjoyed the exercise and was honestly quite surprised at just how engaged with the activity I became.
Richard White
Enjoyable virtual event. I liked the theme and imaginative art class to make it a fun group event.
Conor Morris
A very entertaining experience... we had to make decisions and work together. And we also got a sense of achievement - I can’t draw and produced 2 decent superheroes. An excellent activity.
Elizabeth Donachie
A great event which made was a lot of fun! At first I was nervous to try the task but by the end I wanted to do more!
Lisa Redpath
Enjoyable event and well run, enjoyed our 3 hours with EML.
David Rodman
Good afternoon of activities and being in the winning team topped the day, thank you for the prize.
Adrienne Cousins
Many thanks to Neil and Ruth for leading our virtual team building exercise... Many laughs were had while scrambling to collect the twenty items...!!! The Murder Mystery was my favourite and my team winning was the icing on the cake. The Haka showed how uncoordinated we are but the laughs ...just proves what an enjoyable experience we all had.
Suzanne Mitchell, Beckton, Dickinson & Co
Our team really enjoyed the event - they are already asking when we can do another!
Karen Wilson, Zhero
The EML virtual team building event was well organised and entertaining. Tasks were interactive and challenging in a fun and relaxed environment.
Brandon Lee Maharaj
It was fun and I loved the energy this brought out of us as a team.
Clinton De Klerk
Great and fun team-building event. Enjoyed!!!
Christopher Dahwa
Perfect. From initial enquiry to event day. I’m really pleased with the session. We had a short meeting pre activities and then 4 fun team games. The event staff were really helpful and professional all the way through.
EML delivered a great virtual training afternoon for our new Graduates, Undergraduates & Apprentices. Everyone found it to be a fun and engaging afternoon.
Victoria Goodwin
Super fun virtual event, the team are friendly and entertaining. Thank you so much Neil and Jon.
Thank you EML for a great virtual team building Christmas party. Everyone had a great time and this virtual option created a great opportunity to stay in touch with our colleagues and have some Christmas fun. I've received lovely feedback from staff - they really appreciated the event.
Sue Quick
Thanks for organising and facilitating our online Christmas social. I've had some great feedback from the participants and it was lovely to do something together even though we couldn't meet face to face.
Michelle Hammersley
Great fun, thank you.
Simon Elkins
Well organised and good fun - many thanks to EML Team.
Mark Roberts
Great fun, engaging and well organised :o)
Belinda Mitchell
Thank you so much for organising a very interesting and fun event... it gave staff an opportunity to work together in different ways and helped to develop our team skills. I'd recommend similar online events to other organisations.
Isla Boadle
Great fun had by all. Both inclusive and engaging. We will be looking to use EML again next year.
John Williams, ECCTIS

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