3 Tips For An Awesome Team Building Event

3 Tips For An Awesome Team Building Event

Bringing your teams together to connect, get clear on the next period’s business plan and have a few laughs should be a joy.

Why then do so many people seem to have a toe-curling team building activity as a part of the experience?

I happen to think that done right team building activities can really help your people to feel connected and empowered to hit targets BUT often the team building picked is a bit random or, at worst, downright embarrassing.

In the spirit of avoiding this – here are 3 tips for an awesome team building.

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Tip 1: Link your team building event to the offsite topic.

If you’re offsite is about communication link the activity to communication. If you’re trying to break down silos then run an activity based on everyone having to work together as one big team. If you’re sharing your new set of values, then use the team build to bring the values to life so team can remember them.

‘Unlinked’ team building can be fun but feel random and leave your team asking why they’re dressed in a giant inflatable sumo suit. Unless of course your that’s the main focus of the offsite.

Tip 2: Link the team building event to your chosen venue.

We all spend a lot of time in the office or working from home so If your offsite is in a beautiful Stately Home then explore the house and grounds. If you’re based in a City Centre be sure to enjoy the sights and sounds of the City. If you’re split across several small, boring breakout rooms why not move the teams around to undertake different games in different rooms for a change of scenery and a chance to stretch their legs a bit?

Tip 3: Chat with the team building facilitator before your offsite.

So you’ve worried about every other presenter on your agenda but you’ve absolutely no idea what your team building facilitators are going to say on the day…

Seriously, you hand them the mic then realise that you’ve inadvertently booked a Chris Rock or Ricky Gervais wannabe…

A quick chat with the person running your team building event in the run up to your day will give you peace of mind that they aren’t a loose cannon.

You can also discuss the why of the session and even give them some juicy titbits for funny name checks on the day.

Need help?

If you want to avoid staging a ‘random’ team building event, want to ensure it’s an awesome team building event but are a bit pressed for time and mental energy… let us help.

We offer a cringe free guarantee and strive to tailor all of our team building events to the purpose of your offsite, your venue and your desired tone.

Let’s have a no obligation, 10 minute chat at 01905 330660 or drop us a line at info@www.emlteam.test

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Thanks a lot for a great session. We will definitely have you in mind when doing team building activities in the Munich office.

Lego Spokesperson - Indoor 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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