Team building events are a popular way of trying to keep up team spirit during times when morale is low, and they can be good for encouraging people to work together and helping people to be more efficient as a group. However, a bad team building experience can be very boring and frustrating for everyone involved. That’s why it’s so important to pick a well-run one. Here are a few tips to help you choose the best events from Teambuilding Malaysia.
Firstly, look around for other people who have been on one of the events that you are considering sending your employees on. A well-run event will create a lot of happy memories and people will enjoy talking about them. They will reference things like good food, comfortable accommodations, funny group leaders or memorable activities. If an event doesn’t have stories like that flowing from it freely then this is a cause for concern and you should look elsewhere.
If you hear complaints about uninterested staff, bad food, activities not running on time or facilities being run down, unsafe or generally not particularly appealing, then that is an obvious sign that you should stay away from that particular company. The last thing that you want is to put yourself in a position where you are stuck with a group of employees who were already sceptical about the event, who are now tired, hungry, uncomfortable and bored.
Try to meet the people from the event in question before you actually book. This will give you an idea of the kind of people you are dealing with. If they don’t want to meet with you, then question why – the sales staff should be the most personable people at the company and if they are not then imagine what the rest of the company will be like.
Don’t worry about buzzwords – you will have plenty of them thrown at you. It’s your job to consider “core competencies”, it’s their job to make sure that people have a good time in a safe environment. Everything else will come naturally if they handle that part.
Team building will work only if you and your employees are on board with the idea, so talk to everyone before the trip and work out what they will or could get out of it. Make a commitment to apply the things that you learn after the event, too, for maximum benefit.
Team building is an investment in your company and in the individual employees. Treat it as such and everyone will come away feeling like they learned a lot and had an amazing time at the event, and they will have skills that they will be able to apply to their work in the long term.