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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