Essentials For Your Team Building Event

| April 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you are intending to book a conference venue and facilities in preparation for a team building event, then you and the rest of your team could hugely benefit from considering the essentials of effective team building.

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Here are some examples of things you should ensure you consider.

A shared goal – All of the team’s members must want the same thing to happen, whether it is to win a team event, secure a big order from a customer or anything else that is similar, and work towards the same goal with enthusiasm and drive.

Good leadership – The team must have someone who is primarily responsible for keeping it steered in the right direction – a leader, in short. If the team has sub-teams, then these should also have leaders. Any chosen leader must have good communication and organisational skills and the ability to listen to and then act on feedback.

Shared responsibility – All team members should feel included in the task. This means that both crucial and undesirable roles should be shared out between everyone. All team members are likelier to give 100% to the task if they all feel important to its success.

Established rules – Certain rules should be made clear right from the beginning to ensure that there is no confusion about what they are and so the team can work together more effectively. One of these rules could be that all mobile phone use is banned; any emergency calls can instead go straight to the team’s leader.

Effective communication – Every team member should be kept constantly in the loop concerning what is going on and what they should be doing. So, for example, if the entire team has to suddenly completely change their overall task, every team member should be made fully aware of this. Furthermore, every team member should be given a voice, as this can enable any issues that arise to be solved quicker as well as enabling new ideas to emerge.

A high level of mutual trust – Every team member must be able to trust each other. A high level of mutual trust can be most easily achieved through allowing each team member the space to fulfil their given roles. All team members should be given positive feedback when due and constructive criticism when necessary to encourage them and keep them heading in the right direction. Indeed, if anything goes wrong, team members should help rather than hinder each other and avoid blaming.

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