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TEAM BUILDING MONTH: Build trust among your team by choosing the best team building partners

As we all know, events are a fantastic opportunity to boost employee morale, foster teamwork, and create lasting memories, and we’re increasingly turning to team building activities to achieve these goals. However, with a vast array of team building providers on offer, choosing the right partner can be tricky. Here are some top tips to help you navigate the options and find a trusted provider that delivers an engaging and impactful experience for your team, based on inout from attendees at the Event Organisers Summit…

Understanding Your Needs:

  1. Targeted Outcomes: Before diving in, determine your specific goals for the team building activity. Are you looking to improve communication and collaboration? Do you want to enhance problem-solving skills or simply boost team morale? Identifying clear objectives will help you choose activities that align with your desired outcomes.
  2. Group Dynamics and Size: Consider your team’s size, skill levels, and preferred learning styles. Choose activities that cater to a diverse range of personalities and abilities. For large groups, look for activities that promote collaboration and inclusivity.
  3. Logistics and Budget: Be realistic about your budget and event timeframe. Many providers offer activities suitable for various durations and budgets. Consider the location – on-site at the office, an outdoor venue, or a dedicated activity centre.

Research and Compare Providers:

  1. Industry Reputation: Look for established team building providers with a proven track record in the UK corporate event space. Read online reviews and testimonials from other event professionals.
  2. Safety and Insurance: Safety is paramount. Ensure the provider holds the necessary insurance and adheres to relevant health and safety regulations. Inquire about their risk assessment procedures and emergency protocols.
  3. Experienced Facilitators: A skilled facilitator can elevate the team building experience. Look for providers with a team of experienced facilitators who can adapt activities to your specific group and objectives.

Beyond the Basics:

  1. Customization Options: The best team building activities are tailored to your company culture and industry. Look for providers offering customization options, allowing you to incorporate your brand elements or specific challenges relevant to your team’s work.
  2. Data-Driven Approach: Some providers offer pre- and post-activity surveys to assess the impact of the team building session. This data can be valuable for measuring the success of the activity and informing future event planning.
  3. Sustainability Considerations: Is corporate social responsibility (CSR) important to your organisation? Consider providers offering team building activities with a sustainable focus, such as volunteering initiatives or eco-friendly challenges.

Making the Final Decision:

  1. Site Visits or Virtual Tours: If possible, schedule a site visit to the activity centre or request a virtual tour if the activity is off-site. This allows you to assess the facilities and get a feel for the overall experience.
  2. Clear Communication and Contracts: Ensure clear and open communication with the provider throughout the planning process. Review contracts thoroughly, paying close attention to cancellation policies, activity inclusions, and any additional costs.
  3. References and Case Studies: Request references from other UK companies that have used the provider’s services. Read case studies showcasing how the team building activity benefited other organisations.

Finding the right team building provider can make a world of difference to your corporate event’s success. By following these top tips, event management professionals can source a trusted partner who delivers a well-organised, engaging, and impactful activity that fosters team spirit and achieves your desired outcomes. Remember, a successful team building experience goes beyond just fun and games; it’s an investment in your team’s development and overall company culture.

Are you searching for Team Building event solutions for your organisation? The Event Organisers Summit can help!

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Stuart O'Brien

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