Do you remember the high school and all those school projects you need to complete in a team? They made you do it to build your organizational skills. Those events inspire communication, enforces the connection between the members of the group. People who know their colleagues/classmates better work better together and achieve more. This results in happier and healthier work environment. This improved connection between the people in the team benefits all parties. Happy workers have increased level of security. They genuinely enjoy what they do and devote more time to their project which eventually translates to better job done.
There are a number of ways to increase the team spirit and maintain it. One way to do that is by organizing sport events for your team The team building event, as enjoyable as it might seem requires a lot of upfront work to ensure positive experience and to achieve the goal.
The successful team building event has four parts:
- Plan and preparation – this is a crucial stage that could either make or break the whole event. Make sure to follow a good plan like this one here. Survey your colleagues what they prefer and organize the data. Plan your event around this data.
- Team building sports activities are the second part of the equation. They come in all forms and there is no set rules, but the most popular activities are basketball, badminton, running, football, bowling. Some of them require appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and supplies. A well-organized sports even won’t make the mistake of preparing a good basketball court and forgetting the basketball clothing and shoes. Exactly the opposite – they will make sure that they will either bring the equipment or communicate what is needed with the involved players. They won’t organize a parkour competition without warning the participants to bring their sports clothing and adequate free running shoes like these.
- Summing up the event – one of the most important parts of the event. Overview the most important lessons and principles that you want remembered. When the fun is over, make sure to get feedback of the participants. Write everything down and make sure to address all the weak points.
- Follow-up – there ensure that everything learned and connection established during the event are applied in the work as well. This must be done by the managers of the company and is very critical point.