Working closely with the client our team came up with an initiative team session to tie in with the clients’ conference requirements. After a few ideas were discussed and a site visit carried out the client decided to base the team building solution on our Construction Project format. Being a car company our ‘Wacky Races’ team session seemed to fit the bill perfectly – though we did of course have to ‘build’ the session and brief around the client's core values.
Don’t have the time to spend a whole day doing team building? Or maybe you want to incorporate regular, short team building activities as part of your on-going corporate development. Keeping it simple can offer a host of benefits with minimum effort. Here are some of our favourites.
Team building teaches new skills, harmonises workplaces, and invigorates teams. However, when it comes to choosing the right team building company for your organisation, there is a lot of variety out there in terms of quality, delivery, and capability. Here are the main things to look for.
Sponsored by the Outreach Team at Birmingham University, a team building activity was required to enable a group of prospective under graduates from non-typical backgrounds to quickly feel welcome and bonded with their fellow course mates.
Making sure an organisation has the right people in the right roles is a business-critical function. Human capital deployed into the wrong roles can lead to a negative employee experience. This can present major barriers to teams achieving their optimum performance.
Most people are familiar with the phrase ‘Too many cooks spoil the broth’. EML's Super Chef challenge is the team building activity that will bring this saying to life, and see if it applies to your team.
Day-to-day poor communication can lead to misunderstandings at best. At worst, it can lead to complete communication breakdown and conflict. It doesn’t take much imagination to see where this leads. While communication won't always be perfect, an ongoing culture of poor communication is a disaster for businesses.
Team building activities can sometimes be met with a silent groan by employees. This is often due to poor quality experiences in the past, with no discernible benefits to the employees or business. Booking a team building event with expert providers can help mitigate the resistance, as can having a familiar topic. Most people have heard of, if not enjoyed watching, the television show The Crystal Maze over the years, and EML’s team building activity follows the same enjoyable format with teams rather than individuals.
It’s no secret that somewhere along the line, team building events got a bit of a murky reputation. Reputable events became seen as expensive jollies dressed up as a serious business. Even if this were true in some cases, it’s a substantial misrepresentation of the possibilities that a well-facilitated evening team building event offers an organisation and its employees. After all, teams that play together do indeed stay together.
Collaborating with the client we decided to base the team building solution on our Construction Project format. Rather than have 40 teams design and build one of our more typical devices such as cranes, catapults or bridges we tailored the activity to build ‘football free-kick machines’.