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Team Building Details Tip: The Little Things Are the Big Things

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A successful event isn’t just about picking the right event and venue, it’s about the little things too. There are a few more team building details that goes into it. If your team is fired up and ready to win the scavenger hunt, game show or make the best chili, the last thing you want is for all that enthusiasm to come to a screeching halt because your planning didn’t allow enough time for setup.

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Team Building Details Tip: Don’t Fall Victim to The Slump!

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The post-lunch slump makes you think “nap time”. What do you think it does to your team?

You can’t fight biology… regardless of how involved your team is in the event, there is going to be a mid-afternoon enthusiasm “challenge”.  Preparing for this is the best way to keep up the momentum and stop your team from sneaking off to find the nearest couch.
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Team Building Tip: Competitive v.s. Collaborative

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Don’t make them compete if they like to collaborate.

Picking the right Team Building style for your event will help your team be more receptive.

Team Building events can be physical, collaborative, creative, challenging, competitive or high energy, etc. Your job is selecting the style of event that your team will enjoy, while still being focused on your goals.
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Team Building Tip: Organizational Challenges?

“Stuff happens” in organizations. The the right event can help your team deal with some of those major events.

When there are major events and upheavals happening within your organization, sometimes it takes a Team Building event to pull it all together.
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DIY Team Building Exercise: Warm Fuzzies

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Get started with this simple DIY team building exercise.

DIY EXERCISE GOAL: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of their own personal value.

This is an ideal ice breaker for teams that have worked together for some period of time.
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Team Building Tip: Set Expectations on Focused Fun

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.
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Team Building Tip: Don’t Scare the Venue Staff

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.
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Fun Team Building Tip: Get the Party Started

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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…
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Be a Space Hog & Don’t Feel Bad | Team Building Programs Tip

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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?
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