Team Building Activities for Adults – Three All Too Common Mistakes
There are no two ways about it – your team building activity is going to take time, money and effort to organise. The bad news is that as a novice event organiser, there’s plenty of potential for making a mistake that sabotages your big day. So let’s begin with the basics to be dodged – here are three mistakes to be avoided at all costs, when it comes to quick and effective team building activities for adults.
Having No Idea About Your Goal
Want an energised, motivated team ready for action on their return to work? Salespeople who are better sellers? Office workers, who are more productive? Nailing down your team building goals is the first essential step for a team building day that pays dividends.
Not sure where to start? How about right here – with our blog on teambuilding end aims and corporate goals?
Not Thinking About Involving Every Last Member of Your Team
Each member of your team is invaluable – make sure you make the most of every person’s input, by planning ahead to embrace the diversity of your workers.
Look around your office – you’ll soon identify people who fit into one of four categories:
- Logical, analytical, and data-oriented
- Organized, plan-focused, and detail-oriented
- Supportive, expressive, and emotionally oriented
- Strategic, integrative, and idea-oriented
Your team building event must have a strategy in place that creates a collaborative, cohesive fusion between these individuals, for which, you may want to read our thoughts on including everyone in your teambuilding.
Spending Little to Nothing at All
Think that you’re scooping a saving by taking on the organising of your teambuilding event all alone? Hmm. You may want to think again. Not only should you put into the equation lost man hours committed to event planning (rather than working), you also need to think about how effective your efforts will be, compared to what can be achieved by pro team builders. Then there’s the cost of props. You’ll have to buy everything brand new – how much will that tot up to? Oh, and there’s also the savings you’ll miss out on by approaching entertainers or other professionals (you see, at Accolade, we’ve got a little black book of everyone from singers to MCs, motivational speakers, to magicians).
With so many pitfalls to and problems to side step when organising your team building for adults, you may want to leave it to the experts. Want to hear about what we could do? Let’s talk. Send us a message, or call us directly on 0800 083 1172.