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Choosing the right team building activity

Team building is a great way to give your team the boost it needs and can often help you improve communication, productivity and morale.  That being said, success hinges on choosing the right team building activity, one that suits your team and meets your objectives.

Decide if you need a team bonding or team building event

If your team is working well and you are just looking to boost morale, then you’re probably in need of a team bonding event, as opposed to team building.  Although we are going to concentrate on the latter in this article, check out our range of theme nights, such as fun casino nights or Pub Olympics which are great for team bonding.

On the other hand, if you have a group of people who aren’t pulling together or aren’t performing as you would like, team building will help you address the problem.  Team building is generally more structured and has a focus, although there is often an element of team bonding.  In this case, the first step is to identify your priorities as team building is most effective when the focus is on one or two elements, such as improving communication or teaching your team how to collaborate with others.

How long can you afford to spend on team building?

Next, consider how much time you can afford to put aside for team building.  Team building events can last anywhere between half a day and a full day.  If your sole focus is on team building, then a full day team building event would work well.  If team building is just one element of a larger event, such as a conference or corporate away day, then a half day team building activity or even just an icebreaker may be more appropriate.

Indoor or outdoor team building?

The next step is to decide whether you’re going to organise an indoor team building event or outdoor activities.  This could come down to the preferences of your team and which activity suits your objectives best.  Although the Great British weather is often unpredictable, it’s worth considering the time of year and what the weather might be like when choosing whether to go with an outdoor or an indoor activity.

Choosing a venue for team building

One of the most stressful parts of arranging a team building event can be the finding of a suitable venue. Luckily, we’re on hand to help as we offer a free venue finding service to help you find the perfect place to host your event.

If you need help choosing the perfect team building activity to meet your needs, call us now on 0114 270 0330 or click the live chat button on the left side of the screen.

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