We hear the term team building a lot when it comes to brainstorming ideas for company outings and events, but what exactly does it entail? Team building, as defined by Google, is “the action or process of causing a group of people to work together effectively as a team, especially by means of activities and events designed to increase motivation and promote cooperation.”
But what goes into making a great team building event? Ideally, they should help improve communication, increase collaboration and create a sense of achievement while also having a good time together outside of the workplace.
Below, we’ll go into specific factors that ensure you and your team have an unforgettable team building event.
Choosing the right activity
Strong bonds between employees play a big part in making a businesses successful and team building outings are an important way of getting staff together outside of work to strengthen those bonds. Of course, choosing the right activity for an outing can go a long way in determining the success of your team building outing. Not everyone shares the same interests, so it can sometimes be difficult to agree on the perfect event for your staff, however by getting some feedback from your team and making sure you choose the right activity, you’re bound to have a successful event that will promote bonding and ease any built-up tension.
With this in mind, try to offer something that incorporates a good mix of play, challenge and intellectual tenacity while making sure the activity isn’t too challenging so you can all feel a sense of achievement no matter your skill level.
Great entertainment is a crucial part of making your event a success and the venue that hosts you is vital to this. If you’re not going out for a separate dinner before or after your event, make sure you choose a venue with enough food and drink options suitable for everyone. You also want to make sure the space is accommodating for the amount of people on your team, with enough room to sit, stand or roam as you please. Of course, if it’s at all possible, it’s always a good idea to check out the venue beforehand to make sure it fits your wants and needs.VRPLAYIN GROUP EVENTS
When you take a break from whatever team building activity you’re doing, you’re going to want the chance to get to know your coworkers outside the office. With this in mind, make sure you’re doing an outing that will allow your employees to get to know each other on a personal level, outside of the activity you’re doing. If not everyone is participating in the activity at once, is there a good area for you to chat amongst yourselves? Is it too crowded? Is the music too loud? It’s important to consider all these factors beforehand to ensure you and your company have the best event possible so when you do go back to work together, your team has even more of a connection.
We hope you found this article useful in consideration for your next team outing. And when the time comes to brainstorm ideas, consider what VRPlayin can offer by taking a look at our Corporate Event page below!
As discussed in previous blog posts, there is a ton of virtual reality content that is especially geared toward teamwork and collaboration. And if you want to know more, check out the blog post here on why virtual reality is the team building activity of the future.
We hope to see you for your next event!