If you’re running a small business and you’re trying to work out how to know your team better, you’ve probably already thought about the infamous “team building event”.
This is where members of a team come together outside of the work setting to do a specific activity, designed to improve their communication, productivity, and engagement.
But how can you choose something that will help you know them on a more personal level? A team building event should be for you too, after all. For any boss, it’s important to know your employees inside out, and this can be difficult to do when carrying out tasks in the office.
Well, thankfully, we’ve got a few good ideas. Below are three of our favorite team-building ideas that can boost your team’s morale while also helping you further understand how they tick.
Find Out What They’re Really Thinking
Okay, first off: fun. That’s what you should be aiming for with this corporate event. As well as this, you should be looking for something unique – something that doesn’t fall into the predictable, tacky trap that many businesses mistakenly opt for.
One of the best ways to achieve this is with a telepathic corporate event. Yep, you read that right. Telepathic. To explain further, this is a new trend that sees businesses getting the team together to go through the values of the company, its goals, its achievements, and how the employees can add to them, all through a tailor-made act of a mind-reader.
This kind of infotainment for corporate events is a great way to not only engage your employees and expand their knowledge of the company, but also have some fun with them, put them outside of their comfort zone, and perhaps even find out what a few of them are really thinking!
Test Their Teamwork Skills
You can really get to grips with a person’s character when they’re under pressure. We’re not talking about work pressure – you don’t want to set your team a load of tasks just to see how they will cope! – but a fun, challenging pressure that reveals how they really tick.
Team scavenger hunts are the best way to do this. Whether you’re out in a city or simply in your office space, a team treasure hunt will help your team band together, build their communication, form strong relationships, and tell you a lot about them in the process!
Take Them On A Retreat
Sometimes the best team-building events are the ones that don’t do anything special. While playing crazy golf or testing out your team’s archery skills can be fun, those options are becoming a bit tacky, and they don’t always give you – or your team – a good chance to get closer. That’s why we think simple staff retreats away from home and the office is so effective. Because you’re putting yourself and your team in an environment to communicate, relax, and engage with each other.
As we mentioned before, it can be very hard to really get to know your colleagues on a deeper level in the office, but it can be hard to do so during an action-packed team-building event too. To avoid this as a problem, look into booking a retreat somewhere for a weekend, getting the team together, and just spending time talking to them. The hours will fly by, and when it’s all over, you’ll know every member better than your own mother…
Well, maybe not that much better, but you get the point!