Are you the owner of a business? Are you the head of a department in the corporate world? No matter your position, if you are planning a team event for employees, here are some ideas that might help you to plan a great event.
Consider asking other people in your team to be part of the planning process.
- Put people in charge of different things that will be needed. Choose individuals whom you know will come through with plans that are made.
- Select somebody to be in charge of ordering the food that will be part of your event. Another idea is to ask everybody to bring food to share, like an old-fashioned potluck picnic.
- Another could be in charge of advertising. Make sure ahead of time that the time and date of your planned event won't conflict with other meetings.
- Even though others might be handling different aspects of planning your work event, be sure to check back with each individual who is part of the planning to make sure things are going smoothly.
- It might be good for you to select the location of your team building games yourself. That way you can manage the cost of the facility and other financial obligations that will need to be met.
The Actual Event
From selecting the place of your event to planning team building games, put everything in writing so you can better plan an agenda for the event.
- If you are holding the activity at an outdoor facility, that would be great as you'll have more space for games.
- Consider having several stations for your team building games. For example, have volleyball in one area while a tug-o-war game is being played in another area.
- Think about dividing your employees into teams yourself. That way you can pair stronger individuals with those who may need encouragement or support.
- Another idea is to switch people for different events. When you do that, your workers will get to know more people.
- If you have to reserve a park space or an actual team building, be sure that you are specific about every detail. Put everything in writing so that there won't be disappointments due to lack of good communication.
After your team building event is over, think about asking your workers to give you feed back on the event. Ask for suggestions for next year's event, too.