“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
– Benjamin Franklin
There are certain aspects of planning for team building events that are more important than others, like scheduling meals and coffee breaks. However, the most important plan for effective team building is to have an actual plan in general.
Just like running a business, it’s important to know where you are and were you’re going, even if you just start with an outline. Depending on how much time you have, here are some ways to make sure your prepared for an effective team building event.
- Practice the team building exercise that you are planning on your own first, check timing, and make sure you have the right material. Anticipation and planning are vital.
- Make sure all team building games instructions are clear and complete. This is essential for keeping control and credibility.
- Master your team building games and any equipment that you will use. “Technical difficulties” can be a buzz kill.
- On the day of your event, bring spare materials and equipment.
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupér
Are you ready for your next effective team building event? How did you prepare?