Let’s say you’re a manager or an executive, and you want to reward your team with a fun activity for creating teamwork, or maybe you’re an administrative assistant and a supervisor asks you to come up with some team building event ideas. To come. Where do you start Most people go to Google and search for corporate team building activities Perth, and find everything under the sun as an alternative. So how do you narrow down your choices to something that works for your group?
Determine the purpose of your team building
First, let’s look at what “team building” is. Unfortunately, the term team building can mean anything. It’s like “leadership” or “customer service”, because each of these terms is very common. However, if you lower the focus, you are more likely to get better resolution. For example, if your leadership problem is that your company is having a hard time developing new executives when your executive retires or leaves, your leadership solution may focus on succession planning.
If you own a restaurant, and your customer service problem is that customers are waiting too long to receive their food order, your customer service solution may include faster food preparation or more efficient ordering processes. The point is, if you hire a motivational speaker to fix your leadership problem or force your restaurant staff to attend a customer service workshop, there will be inherent problems.
Team building solutions can have similar challenges. To find a good solution, ask yourself a few questions to determine the ultimate purpose of the activity.
- So why do we really want to do team building activity?
- Do we reward employees?
- Are we looking for a way to add some fun to our dry agenda?
- Are there challenges we need to address? If so, what are the specific challenges?
- If this activity works perfectly, what results can we expect?
Asking yourself these questions will give you a better idea of what success really looks like.
Activities for rewards or fun
If your group already works really well as a team, and you’re looking for ways to reward your employees or add a little fun to a typical workday or meeting, almost any fun activity is great. Will end well. For example, many of our team building clients will often schedule their annual conventions to start the following Monday after Super Bowl Sunday so they can have a huge Super Bowl party for the whole group the next night in the Hotel Banquet Hall. Charity events often work well even in such situations. Organizers will often include a bike team building event at the annual convention to add a little fun to the agenda and give back to the community in the process.
What if there is a real team challenge?
What if your group is involved in a challenge? If so, you want to think a lot about your solution, because if you choose the wrong program, it can have the opposite effect on you. For example, when two companies merge, two cultures are forced together and conflict is likely to start. So, just throwing an entertainment company together might not have many positive benefits (and there can be many negatives). Instead, start at the top. Work with your executives first so that everyone is on the same page where the new culture is being developed. Then, identify team workshops, activities and training that will help strengthen those aspects of the culture.
A few years ago, for example, a family-owned furniture company that had been in business with two stores for over 30 years and began to expand and grow very quickly. In the last three years, they have added an additional six stores, so for the first time the company owner has created a corporate support team for the store. In the past, some store managers were captains of their ships and were totally autonomous.
Today, however, there are a number of new executives and support staff between the owner and the store manager. Conflict erupted almost immediately, so the HR department hired us to come along with the group and lead a fun charity bike build. Instead, we showed them that if they really want to fix this challenge, the first step is for store managers to see that the corporate support team is there to “support” them. We escape room Sydney organized a series of team building activities to help support staff improve communication skills and personal skills. Once the organization’s culture begins to change, fun share-experience programs work better.