Finding the best 2014 team building activity will take you a few minutes. But it’s time well spent, and will increase the value of your investment in team building. An article on free team building resources is a good place to start the brainstorming process. If you click the preceeding link you’ll see many ways to use teambuilding. And once your head starts spinning please read below. I’m going to attempt to help you through the decision making process. This should better position you to choose a team building activity that’s a great fit for you company this year.
The Best 2014 Team Building Activity
If I told you there was one best program to choose from, it would be a lie. In the real world there is no static, ‘one best’. So let’s try to figure out what might be best for your particular workforce or team.
- Establish your goals. I always send clients a pre-program questionnaire to help them establish what they’d like to get out of their team building program. Most people say they want to have fun. Additionally teams may want to integrate new members or focus on a strategic objective.
- Research different types of team building. Most people have bad associations with team building that’s been uncomfortable, boring or downright bad. But there are good team building facilitators out there. I’ve noticed that for a 2014 team building activity there are trending options. More and more groups want to focus on creativity programs. Story telling exercises, teambuilding with songwriting or creating art to tell an organizational story are viable, engaging and productive.
- Challenge vs pushing too far. A learning program should be a challenge. But too much of a challenge won’t be welcome by your colleagues. For example, white water rafting is great team building but some people will be so fearful they’ll be physically ill – that’s pushing too far.
- Objectives, Culture and Decision. To re-cap: Establish your goals and take into account the wishes of your team members. BUT – ultimately, someone needs to make a program decision knowing not everyone will be excited before the event. If you choose the best team building activity for your particular group, everyone should be excited and motivated after the event!