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Tips For Corporate Team Building Activities

October 12, 2017 by The Fun Empire Team

Corporate Team Building Activities

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"Everyone seems bored with the activity.", "How can I improve on the experience?", "How can I better engage everyone?" These are some of the questions and issues leaders dread facing in corporate team building activities. We understand that sentiment. With such a fast-paced working lifestyle in Singapore, not many employees seem to view team building sessions as an activity that's worth their time or attention. However, never underestimate the power of team building activities in today's world. Even with just a single corporate team building activity, you can learn so much more about your colleagues' strengths, weaknesses and personalities too. If it hasn’t been ingrained in your minds yet, having a good team building session is absolutely worth the investment if you are looking to make your company grow towards success.

So here are 7 tips to ensure that your next team building session is a success!

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Tips For Corporate Team Building Activities

1. Be creative with the event name for your team building session

Believe it or not, creative names have the power to make everything seem more fun. Imagine naming your team building session “The 10th Annual Team Building Program”. That name would definitely give your employees the impression that the event itself is mundane and boring. So change it up! Something that’s a little more fun and relatable can go a long way in creating interest amongst your employees. For instance, “Rocket to the Top, Together!” for software companies who are looking to dominate the market share or “Forging a New Alliance” for medical services group managing the roles and departments are good examples of names for a team building session.

2. Get your employees even more pumped up for the team building session

As you can see, organizing a team building session is a lot of hard work. Not to fret, as no hard work ever goes to waste and you should see the outcome of this. You could make use of internal communications to get everyone in the know of this team building session that’s about to happen. Examples of getting this around the office would be through memos, bulletin boards, posters, or even including them during meetings. Get your employees curious and build on the hype closer to the date.

3. Conduct the team building session away from office

An office is a place where everyone gets work done so is it any surprise that having a team building session within work premises would lead to tension and stress? As a result, most team building sessions are held offsite and it’s not exactly a bad thing. You’re allowing your employees to be away from the workplace physically and mentally. This ensures that your employees will be able to fully enjoy the team building session with work off their minds!

4. Focus on positive change

Team building sessions are all fun and games. But let’s not forget about the main objective of organising it in the first place – to better ourselves.

Here are some questions you can ask:

  • What do you want (the other person, department) to do more/less of?
  • What do you want (the other person, department) to start/stop doing?

Before wrapping up the team building sessions, make a list of personal commitments:

  • I am going to be more committed to doing more/less of…
  • I am going to be more committed to starting/stop doing…

5. Take photographs and videos for keepsake

What's the point of a team building session if you're just going to forget about it in 6 months' time? So be sure to engage a photographer or videographer on the day of the team building session! This ensures that your employees will have a keepsake of the activity itself. What're you waiting for? Get the softcopy of the high-definition pictures, print them, and paste them on the company’s bulletin board. Any videos taken should also be nicely edited with music playing to make it more entertaining. This is a great way for your employees to reminisce on the fun times they had at the company.

6. Get personal with your colleagues

We don’t mean that you should try hurting anyone’s feelings. The point of this is getting to know your colleagues on a more personal level. Instead of talking shop all the time with the same old people, this is an opportunity for you to connect with others from your company. So mingle with the rest to get to know them better. It’s through team building sessions that most people are forced to communicate with colleagues they’ve never worked with. Besides, what’s the fun of working in the same company but not making friends with everyone?

7. Thank the organisers for their hard work

Organizing a team building event can never get easier. A lot of planning and consideration goes into making this work. Make sure to give recognition to the employees who worked behind the scenes in ensuring that all goes well. It could be a small gift that you think would be useful to them. At the end of the day, everyone just wants to feel appreciated for their hard work.

Corporate Team Building Activities

With these 7 tips, we are sure that your company is now definitely equipped to have successful corporate team building activity. If you are looking for more ideas on potential team building activities, you can check out the links below 🙂

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