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Make sure your team understands the difference between a meaningful event that is fun and just not having to “work”. A quality Team Building event and facilitator will ensure your staff enjoys themselves; after all… that’s the best, most effective type of Team Building. However, if they see the event as just a break from work where they can gab on their cell phones and come and go as they please, the event won’t have the lasting impact you’re hoping for. (more…)
It would be entertaining to watch Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson play a round of mini golf!
Set the expectations of the event for the venue staff, so they don’t panic at all the activity and potential noise. Some Team Building events can get pretty crazy (by design, because that makes them more fun… and more effective!) But don’t scare the venue staff when they see your team running around being crazy. (more…)
Getting off to a rough start can kill your fun team building event before things get going… and delays are a rough start. It’s a huge bummer when you are excited about starting a fun team building event, but there is a delay because the entire group isn’t there yet. So you end up waiting… (more…)
When team building programs lack adequate space for activities it can really put a damper on the fun. Team building programs can be difficult to plan. Many things can put a storm cloud over the process, and not having enough space is one of those things. Do you want your team to be involved, enthusiastic, having fun and bonding with their co-workers… or complaining about not having enough space? (more…)
Remember the good old days of college? Bonding with friends over late nights filled with coffee, work and stressful deadlines?
The gold stars you got as a 5-year old weren’t a fluke… they work… for any age. People respond to prizes and you don’t have to break your budget to offer them for successful team building. Besides, you need to keep the prizes small (but meaningful) to keep your team’s attention focused on the inherent enjoyment and satisfaction received from team building. (more…)
It may seem like a good idea to surprise your team with a team building exercise, but this is generally a no-no. It is much easier to encourage participation, have fun, and enjoy an event when participants are not surprised. That being said, don’t tell them everything about the event, because it will ruin the fun.
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