There are several benefits to planning a team-building event: it boosts collaboration, communication, and productivity within the workplace by fostering a team of dedicated and friendly co-workers. Knowing how to plan a great team building event can make the day even more enjoyable and effective, and it might encourage employees to sign up again in the future.
If the corporate event is a success, employees are more likely to put in considerable effort into building their office relationships and creating a positive environment all around. Here are 5 tips for planning a team-building event in the spring.
1.) Find A Fun Theme
By choosing an exciting theme, employees can’t help but have a good time, while building valuable work skills in the process. There are so many team-building event themes to choose from, and some of them are perfect for spring. For instance, you can plan a scavenger hunt that can be held at an indoor venue, with a few outdoor obstacles in between.
2.) Encourage Skills Following The Event
Take what knowledge you gain from the event to new heights moving forward, by developing tighter bonds and a steadier workflow.
3.) Work On Problem Solving
Using games and activities that emphasize problem solving will make your team-building event more successful at creating greater harmony on work projects. Better collaboration will make problem solving easier and faster, which will enhance productivity all around.
4.) Keep The Group Small
When planning a team-building event, you’re better off creating a bunch of different team-building events, made up of six-to-twelve people, rather than a large group. If the group is small, it’s easier to work on those immediate connections and make sure everyone’s voice is heard.
5.) Have A Few “Ice Breakers”
Think of a team-building event as a workout: unless you warm up, you might not get the finest results you were looking for (and it might even backfire, leading to an injury). In this case, that backfire might be negativity or distance between participants. A great tip for hosting a team-building event is to begin with a few “ice breakers” to release any tension or anxiety and allow the group to feel at comfortable with one another. They might seem silly, but they’re incredibly effective. Have a list of pre-planned “ice breakers,” and consult with your venue for assistance; it acts as a one-stop-shop for all the details that go into putting on an event.
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