Here’s an update since I first posted this article about the opening of our new office for Chicago team building programs. Not only are we enjoying bringing music team building to Chicago, we’re enjoying success. Last month (May, 2014), I co-facilitated our first drumming program with Chicago drum leader, John Yost. We led 350 members of the Boehringer Ingelheim Oncology Franchise through an exciting, interactive session that had everyone engaged and fired up. We’re officially launching our drum song program on our website shortly, so stay tuned for a dedicated program page soon! Another program that’s been popular in the Windy City is our CSR for Chicago team building. Of course, we’re not the only great team building available – below are some ideas to consider.
Chicago Team Building Programs
Team Building Through Song® is the center of my own work, and our new Chicago office is rockin’. But you need to consider several options in order to make an informed decision about team building. The Windy City Field House is a center for Chicago team building programs with several fun options. The Chicago Trapeze School offers corporate team building. In fact, I’d like to try Trapeze for my own company’s annual retreat – it just seems like fun. Choose Chicago is a good resource for more team building ideas.
How To Choose Effective Team Building
The first thing I ask potential clients is to think about why they want to commit resources for team building. Both time and money are valuable and it’s great to understand your goals to help you decide what kind of team building will be a great fit for your organization. Some groups have members who are intimidated by physical activity and that will rule out strenuous physical activity for team building. If you’re planning a Chicago team building program for January, you probably don’t want to be outside! So narrow your choices by defining who your group is and then think about what your goals are.
Team Building Goals
Here’s a list of what clients most typically describe as their goals. They’re all valid and worth considering as you decide what to choose.
- We just want to have fun
- We need to mend fences, and get back in sync
- We’re celebrating a successful year
- We want an activity that will help us understand our mission and who we are
- We’re bringing new staff on board and want them to feel part of our already established team
Whatever your goals are, take time to understand them and find a program that fits. This is your best way to pick from the great Chicago team building programs available. If you’d like to learn more, get in touch!