Tips for Making Team Building Events Work
Team building events can prove to be very rewarding if conducted well. Even with clearly defined goals however the events can fail to achieve their objective. For the event to be a success there are certain things you should keep in mind:
You should make sure that the entire team participates in the team development. If only part of the team is participating, you may fail to achieve your goal because the other half will not get the benefit of interaction. It is also important that participation should be at every level. Team building activities are not something for the employees alone.
When the management participates along with the staff, it creates a feeling of camaraderie between them and the employees can then unhesitatingly approach the management with their suggestions and problems. The managers too will be more open to hearing what the employees have to say and this will work for the betterment of the organization.
Specific Outcomes of Fun
You should know clearly what you expect to achieve from the team building events and also communicate it to the professional facilitator. Only when your objectives are clearly defined can the activities be designed.
Just having a set of activities without any aim or objective will not serve any purpose other than that of entertainment. The attention of the team should be focused on the main objective of the activities.
That said, there should be a lot of fun in the activities lest they feel too much like work and become boring.