I’ve seen a large uptick lately for requests for team building ideas for 2015. It may surprise you, but corporations like to jump start the new year with resolutions and renewed goals, much like we do in our personal lives. One of the concerns I hear from perspective clients is about the need to re-energize and inspire their workforce for the year ahead. I love the fact that more and more companies are recognizing the need to focus on employee engagement and enthusiasm, as a part of their overall strategy. If you’re looking for great team building ideas for 2015, focus on a program that will motivate and engage everyone on your team. Finding a great fit can be a challenge. You’ll want something out-of-the-box, yet accessible; something that involves people on an individual level, yet includes your entire group.
Tips for Team Building Ideas for 2015
Knowing what to look for is the first step in a successful search for a great team building program.
- 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. Increasing motivation is a very valid 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 great team building programs out there. When it comes to team building ideas for 2015, I’m seeing some trends. More and more groups want to focus on creativity programs. Story telling exercises, team building with songwriting, or creating art to tell an organizational story, are popular, engaging and productive.
This is a perfect time to plan a New Year’s program to inspire your workforce to face the challenges ahead. If you want some direct advice, don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’d like to see you succeed.