Once you’ve decided upon your choice of team building venues and know where you’re going to be taking your members of staff on their next adventure, you need to sit down and really plan out what’s going to happen… otherwise it could end up being a bit of a free for all, with no one really learning anything. Here are some top tips from us here at Exclusive Use to help ensure your next teambuilding day goes off without a hitch.

Make it accessible

It’s vital that you choose an activity or day out that will appeal to all members of your team. While physical activities may appeal to some, there may well be others who are unable to take part for whatever reason and this could lead to them feeling excluded… the opposite of what you’re trying to achieve. Perhaps come up with a list of ideas and allow your staff to decide together what they’d like to do.

Leave the office

Yes, you can of course encourage teambuilding at work and do certain activities in the office but leaving the four walls of your building can really help people interact and collaborate more effectively. Taking them somewhere different will help create the idea that this isn’t just a typical work day and will encourage them to work together in different ways, which can have a big impact once you are finally back in the office.

Set out expectations

Before the day, make sure your team knows where you’re going and why, detailing the exact intention of the activity. It’s likely that your staff members will be more inclined to take part and really make the most of it if they have an idea of the goals in mind.

Get feedback

Another really important part of holding teambuilding days is gathering feedback once the day is dusted. Thank everyone for their time and ask them to give you constructive feedback on what’s taken place, good and bad, as this will really help you plan future events more effectively as well.

Test strengths and weaknesses

It could be beneficial to come up with an activity or day out that you know your team members will find difficult so you can see how well they cope with certain situations. This will help you see where improvements need to be made.