Whether it’s a Hawaiian type of beach party at a beachfront resort or a clean-up drive at a park near your workplace, planning for your next team building is as hectic as planning for any event, regardless if it’s your dad’s 50th birthday or your parents’ golden wedding anniversary. A team building, first and foremost, is being held by almost all industries in hopes of creating a better communication between workers and their respective superiors. It’s also a chance for both sides, the workers and the top officers of companies to bond with one another and to know each other on a more personal level.
When planning your department’s next team building whether it’s at the beach or a resort with a nice swimming pool, below are some tips you must remember so the activity that you are planning will be a real success:
- Setting whatever goal you want to achieve in your team bonding activity will help you plan the event according to how you intend to achieve that goal. For example, if your goal is to build a better working communication between two teams that are about to be merged as one, then you can consider planning activities that will allow both teams to practice trusting each other. This way, they can become comfortable with working with one another once the merging of the teams is completed.
- Keep in mind that not all team bonding activities can be done at every company. Make sure that whatever activity you will choose, it’s appropriate for the company you are working for.
- If your team has a big population, cluster them into smaller groups especially during games. There’s no way you can manage an event with a big number of attendees that’s why you need to break them down into groups so that they can also socialize with other people of the team.
- The most important thing you must remember when planning a bonding activity for your team is to make the entire event as meaningful as possible. This way, workers will have a great time and a good team building event will boost the productivity level among workers and will motivate them to strive harder for the success of the company.