How to Avoid a Poor Team Building Event
When planning an Orlando team building event, sometimes the best ideas can go terribly, terribly, wrong due to poor execution. Team building events, when done right, can be very beneficial activities that increase understanding of a team’s dynamic. Keep these things in mind when you begin planning for your next event.
1. Uninteresting or Pointless Activities
Don’t underestimate the power of a good action plan, and don’t underestimate the impact of a bad one either. Budget and plan well and discuss the idea with others. Professional facilitation is often a good idea, and that’s where we come in! Fun Planners specializes in special events, company picnics, corporate events, fundraisers, and much more.
2. Forgetting the Point of Team-building
If you are the person in charge, remember that this isn’t about you, it’s about the team. Doing what you want isn’t what’s always best for the rest. Don’t force someone to participate in something they aren’t comfortable with, and don’t get so competitive you embarrass anyone else. Go for activities that put everyone on a level playing field by trying activities your team has never tried before.
All team building activities should have a positive focus. The goal is to find activities that bring out the best in your team members while creating a close knit group. The last thing you want is to create an opposite, more negative effect.
4. Lack of Creativity
There are so many different personalities that make up a team. The point of team building exercises is to bring people out of their old patterns and to generate new development, growth and creativity. People may be weary of stepping out of their comfort zone, but with team building activities, you can help them branch out from their daily routine.
5. Static Social Interaction
Having a company lunch or dinner is nice, but it often doesn’t accomplish much or create any change. With Fun Planners, we encourage people to socially interact in new ways during our Orlando team building activities. We provide a range of services from game rooms and casino parties, to exceptional entertainment including disc jockeys, bands, character artists, magicians and more.
6. Company Parties Gone Wild
We have all heard stories about Company parties gone bad. I mean really bad. Although a team building event is supposed to be more relaxed and fun, don’t let decisions made at the party effect anyone’s professional future.
7. Physical Danger
Don’t encourage employees to take physical risks, prevent any possible injuries, and make sure everyone arrives home safely.
Fun Planners is an event planning company who can help you create a Orlando team building program to fit the needs of your group. We understand how stressful it can be to plan an event on your own, which is why we are here to help. Call us today at 866-511-4FUN to learn more about our services and to receive a quote on your next corporate event.