According to the study conducted by the University of Central Florida, an organization can benefit a lot out of conducting team building activities. Because of this, businesses and companies make it a point to allocate budget for rest and recreation, sometimes in a form of company outings, parties or team building activities. These activities are forms of incentives and a show of appreciation by the company to their employees. Some of the indoor team building activities are also conducted to encourage higher productivity among team members and also to boost team spirit within the organization.
If you are planning to have a team building activity, here are some things that you might want to keep in minds:
Choose a suitable venue
One of the secrets to a successful team building activity is the venue. Factor in the number of team members who will participate in the activity to ensure that your chosen venue can accommodate everyone. Remember that indoor team building activities usually involve games that may require moving around so choose a venue with extra space.
Choose the right date and time
Even if your team building is guaranteed to be fun and productive, you still don’t want to take up your employee’s personal time. Thus, have the activity during office hours and preferably on a weekday. Having the event on a Friday is also suitable since it is already the last working day of the week and is usually a slow time for the company.
Before you get on with the activity, it is important that everyone understands the objective and the end goal of the event.The goals of the activity should be presented to the group for them to be aware of the rationale behind the activity. Aside from goal setting, it is also important to draw out the expectations of the participants.
Get participants feedback
After having your indoor team building activities, ask your participants to provide their feedback about the activity including their takeaways or lessons from the event. This will guide the organization in developing organizational approaches. Hire expert facilitators to ensure quality outputs.