How to Plan Ahead for Your Event?
When it comes to planning a team building event you want to make sure you are as organised as you can possibly be.
The best way to ensure you will have a successful event planned ahead of you is by having a checklist which you can use for reference throughout the planning process.
Figure Out What You Want to Achieve
First things first, you and your team need to discuss and figure out exactly what it is that you want to achieve from your event.
From knowing this you are then able to decide on exactly what type of event you want to book.
It will also give you a better idea of who actually needs to be involved in the event and where it should be.
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Discuss a Budget
Once you know what you are planning on achieving from your event it is time to discuss a budget.
It is important that you put a budget in place so that you have a rough idea on what type of activities, venues, group sizes and dates that you can look into.
Pick a Time and a Place
Now you know what you are wanting to achieve and the type of budget you want to stick to.
It is time to decide when and where this event is taking place.
Depending on your group size will depend on exactly what type of venue you can book into.
For example, if it is an entire company event you will probably need a large sized function room, if it is a smaller group of you then you can either opt for staying in your company building or finding a smaller sized venue.
You also need to take into consideration what day will suit everyone in the group and the type of time that is the most beneficial to everyone.
Forget About Work Titles
A team event is always a lot more successful if everybody who is taking part puts their all in.
This works better when work titles are forgotten, it doesn’t matter if you are paired up with your manager, somebody you haven’t really spoken to or a colleague that you always work with.
By feeling like everybody involved is equal you will have a more enjoyable experience.
Ask for Some Feedback
A few weeks after your event has taken place it would be a good idea to ask everybody who had taken part to leave some feedback!
Doing it anonymously is also a great idea as you will be more likely to have a truthful answer.
From the feedback you will then be able to see how you can improve on planning the next event.