Why Do Team Building Events?
In recent years, businesses have realised the importance of effective team activities and ideas to support the development of staff.
Since being established in 2007 our team building company has sourced and developed many activities for away days. Many of the events develop teams with a variety of key soft skills, problem solving, communication and leadership skills.
Our range of group team building activities in the UK have blended collaborative tasks with communication and creative thinking to improve positive team dynamics long after your team away day.
Take a read of Stephen Covey’s seven habits where he describes ways to grow personally to become more effective within a group. This will help in deciding the type of team building day you want to create.
How to choose the perfect team building activity?
There are many things to consider when choosing the right team activities for your event, however following these key points will ensure a positive experience.
Why are you doing it? What is the goal you are hoping to achieve with the team event?
This is ultimately the most important point to understand and make take some time to come to the correct outcome. Most companies fall into the trap of just thinking that they need to have a fun activity for their staff every year. This is a nice idea, but businesses can see greater results if they just spend more time thinking about why we need to do a team building activity.
If it’s a brand new work place team and you’re hoping to break the ice and get everyone acquainted, then a fun more casual approach could be the answer. Or maybe, you are looking to create some competition between teams and departments as part of the sales strategy. Based on these two scenarios our event planners would suggest totally different corporate team building ideas.
So spend more time thinking about the goal you want to achieve to ultimately achieve more. Also, team away days are not free, they cost money, so there is a good chance that someone at the top of the corporate chain wants to see results. This comes to our next point, tangible outcomes.
Focus on the tangible outcomes you except by doing the team activity
Team activities are more than just having fun, they are a mixture of exercises to help build cohesion and performance through a multitude of mutual group issues. They instigate discussions and are a brilliant educational tool that can be continued back at the office or workplace.
So how do you choose the perfect team building activity for groups? Think of it as a recipe, where individual ingredients on their own can be bland and uninteresting, but when mixed up correctly with all the other ingredients create that beautiful dish. Start with the end in mind, take your time to clearly focus on the goals and outcomes and you will come to the right decision for your next team building activity.
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What are the best cheap team activities?
At Funktion Events we don’t do “cheap”. However, we have some great quality team building activities that won’t break the budget.
Treasure hunts, pizza making and virtual team events are all good ideas if you budget is a little tight. Speak to our event planners and they will assist in getting the most out of your budget.
What types of different team building ideas are there?
Absolutely anything! You name it, we’ve got it. Any outdoor team building fans can try Battle of Olympus, Krypton Factor or It’s a Knockout. You could try collaborative activities like Roller Coaster, Bridge Build or Masterpiece Challenge.
As the British weather is unpredictable, many groups choose indoor team building events containing highly rewarding and motivational team activities to bolt onto a meeting or conference. Whereas our evening team building ideas are the perfect accompaniment to a dinner or casual networking.
Funktion Events have 100’s of activities to choose from.
How to save money on team events?
Book Early – the earlier in advance you book, the quieter a venues calendar will be and the most likely to get a reduced hire or food & drink package.
Use Experts – At Funktion Events, we have been established since 2007 and run 1000’s of team events, which gives us buying power to get the best possible rates to pass on your company.
Double up – Another great way to get more for your money is to book multiply activities at the same venue as we could source a discount on the second team event activity.
Where are the best team building events?
Everywhere in the UK! When it comes to fun team activities, we have developed ideas that can come to any part of the country. Including all our best, tastiest, craziest, funniest, problem solving and evening activities.
So know matter where you are based or want to hold your work away day, we can provide a good solution with the best team building activities.