Team Days come in various shapes and sizes, but it’s important to select the right approach for your team and budget. Here are 8 different approaches to consider.
1. Pub – Simple, not especially effective but at the right time it can be good to take the team meeting off-site to a more informal environment. Just don’t assume that an annual trip to a boozer will actually develop your team.
2. Off the shelf entertainment – Not dissimilar to the pub in impact. Ten pin bowling for example is fun to do as a team but is unlikely to raise or deal with any significant issues.
3. Update meeting plus team activity – A very common approach is to split a day in two. Business first followed by fun, with a little thought and a good team building provider the afternoon activity will reinforce and embed the morning’s messages.
4. Strategy day – Led by a facilitator, off-site, this time can enable the whole team to take a step back from day to day operations and hone in on a particular issue or opportunity.
5. Motivational speaker – Well suited to large gatherings, the example of someone who has faced adversity and achieved success can inspire animated discussion in the team and deep reflection in individuals.
6. Luxury overnight – Celebration is a key characteristic of high performing teams. Sometimes an indulgent escape can be a useful mile marker in a team’s journey and it will create time for more open communication.
7. Challenging overnight – Leaving home comforts to self-cater as a team, or taking on a mini-adventure will bring out true personalities and provide a powerful shared memory of pulling together.
8. Development Day – This approach generates the greatest return on investment, particularly suited to groups of up to 20. We combine indoor and outdoor team exercises with team member analysis and facilitated discussions. Fun with deep learning.
Autumn is a particularly good time to get away as a team before the weather changes. Why not get in touch with us to discuss which approach will best suit your team.