Motivational Team Building – 3 Tips to Follow, 3 Trips to Avoid
Time, effort, money – safe to say that your team building event is an investment (and one that can pay off, when done right). Here’s our fast-fire blog for tips and potential trips that can make or break your teambuilding and the motivation that can come from it.
3 Tips – For Motivational Team Building that Delivers
Communicate the Shared Goal
What are you aiming to achieve? Not only is it critical to have a clear objective as an outcome of your team building, it’s important that this goal is shared by all and that your team members buy into it (have no clue as to what you should be aiming for or why? Read our blog: Team Building Events – It’s all About the End Aim and Corporate Goals).
Get Out of the Office
Getting away from the office can help your teams unleash their creative side, free from the everyday pressures of their working environment.
Have no choice but to go with an in-house event? Read our guide: A How-To for Team Building In-House.
Continue the Collaboration Come Home Time
Bringing the team together and motivating your staff doesn’t stop with the close of your team building day. To truly make the most of your investment, you need to hold regular meetings about progress – discussing performance, brainstorming ideas, and rewarding your teams for their efforts.
3 Trips – Missteps to be Avoided
1 Don’t Focus on All-Out Competition
Motivation comes from collaboration, not fraught competition. Sure, there can be an element of friendly competition, but if it’s fisticuffs over toilet rolls and heated debates about pipe cleaners, it’s going to do far more harm than good.
2 Forget to Gain Feedback
Within two days of returning to the office, you should gather written feedback from your workforce – thank them for their time and ask for suggestions as to what worked, what didn’t and how your next motivational team building can be even bigger and better.
3 Leave It All to The Last Minute
Effective motivational team building events take time to plan – a lot of time (we’d say at minimum you should leave yourself three months).
Delegate, get organised and, perhaps most importantly of all, rope in the right professional help – be that a team building company, or pro entertainers.
Don’t stumble into your motivational team building exercise. Fumbling your way around an obstacle course never did anyone any good. For motivational team building that works, we should probably talk. Send us a message, or call us directly on 0800 083 1172.