Every manager knows the importance of teamwork in the workplace. When your staff can work together effectively, there's less interpersonal friction, and more work can be accomplished overall. Team building activities are a great way to encourage communication and positive workplace relationships, but these activities can backfire when conducted badly. Haphazard, poorly planned team events can lead to disgruntled employees and even less employee satisfaction. Here are four tips that will make your next team building workshop a resounding success:
1. Make team building events optional.
Mandatory team building events might seem like the best way to get everyone in the office to participate, but this is one of the biggest mistakes managers make. No matter how good your team building activities are, they will be wasted on anyone who doesn't want to be there. Encourage and incentivize your employees to show up to team building events, but don't make them mandatory. If your events are well-planned and fun, everyone will want to attend of their own volition.
2. Take suggestions.
When building your team up, remember that you need to be a team player too. Take employees' input into account when designing your team building workshop. Listen to the desires, likes, and dislikes of your staff. If someone is afraid of public speaking and it isn't part of their job description, try not to design circumstances that would put them in uncomfortable positions. Your team may have a lot of great ideas for your next workshop.
3. Plan a variety of activities.
The best team building activities are games or puzzles that encourage cooperation. Your employees should have to rely on each other to complete the task at hand. Depending on the level of camaraderie already present, your staff may work their way through these activities quickly or slowly. Bring a number of different types of activities to prepare for this. The last thing you want to do is run out of planned activities because you were underprepared.
4. Be willing to change the plan if necessary.
It's important to have a plan, but you should also be comfortable improvising. Remember that the purpose of a team building event is to encourage your staff to get closer and work together. If everyone is having fun cooperating during a certain game, you may want to focus more heavily on it. Change your plan to suit your team's needs as necessary, and you will see better results.Share
20 February 2020
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