Team Building or Team Boring? How to Make Your Event Fun and Successful
Team building is important. It helps your employees learn how to work together, communicate and get along. All of this can help your business run smoothly and more efficiently. However, far too many companies make one main mistake — they put corporate interests first. This can make the event team boring, rather than team building. Here are a few tips to help ensure your event is a fun and successful one for your employees.
Don’t Force the Corporate Stuff
When you are planning your team building event, you may try to force the corporate stuff. This may be talking about production, reminding employees about your vacation policy, talking about goals that haven’t been met or remaining employees about an upcoming staff meeting. While it is easy to try to force the corporate stuff while your team is all gathered in one location, it is best to refrain from doing so. Let the focus be on team building. Bringing up corporate stuff makes your off-site event feel like just another day in the office and turns team building into team boring.
Establish Your Goals
Another great tip for helping to ensure your day is a fun and successful one is to establish your goals. The team building goals for your team can vary. Some companies need to focus on trust, others need to focus on communication, and others need to focus on problem-solving. Take the time to establish what your goals are for your team and then come up with games, activities, and events that help to establish these goals.
Make it Fun and Memorable
Your employees may have participated in team building events in the past. As such, they may be burnt out on the traditional activities. If you want your event to be fun and successful, look for new and innovative ways to make your team building event fun and memorable. Games and wacky, unique problem-solving activities will be entertaining and memorable. They will help establish relationships between your teams and get their brains working. Houston Party Rental has some great options available, like our Human Foosball, Hungry Hippo, and Meltdown games!
Tie it All Together at Closing
The last tip for making sure your team building event is a success is to tie everything together at the end of the day. After all the games and team building events, sit your staff down and extract the lessons that they have learned from the day. This is a great time to pass out a cold bottle of water and a snack to your staff. Then remind them of all the fun that they have had, but also, how you have seen them come together to communicate, trust each other and have fun together. They have seen a new side to their co-workers that should carry over into your workplace.
If you’re planning a special event, party rentals are a great way to keep your guests entertained, engage and excited. Contact us at Houston Party Rental to see how we can help you meet these goals for your team.