Our teambuilding activities have been carefully designed to be fun and engaging but also to provide meaningful business links when required. We believe that one goal does not need to compromise the other, and further that when the experience is enjoyable and involving the end result is better achieved.
Some activities fit specific outcomes better than others and many can be adapted to suit specific goals. These might include leadership, communication, appreciating diversity and using initiative both individually and as a team.
In our experience it is best to choose between one and three outcome goals. If too many are aimed for then there is a risk of achieving none of them. We work hard to ensure that whatever outcome is chosen the route does not feel contrived. We respect the emotional and intellectual intelligence of our clients.
Sometimes it is appropriate to run an event without specific outcomes in mind. Under these circumstances the authentic issues facing the team emerge and our facilitators are skilled at bringing these out and working on them in a debrief. These events can be very powerful.
We have two levels of activity supervisor: the instructor and the facilitator. The instructor can run and debrief an activity, for example discuss how it went and how it could go better and provide feedback on the approach of the team to the challenge. The facilitator is capable of taking this one stage further and linking the activity to the workplace.
We have found that teambuilding events have become part of the standard within corporate work teams, helping in such vital areas as achieving the right work-life balance. They should be an enjoyable experience which leads to greater social and economic performance within the team by helping them to gain insights in an ‘out of office’ environment.
The potential range of benefits of our teambuilding activities is broad and we are committed to working closely with our clients from the all important first brief. By doing this we understand exactly what the objectives of the event are and ensure that they are achieved on the day.