When deciding on a team building programme, you should consider the goal you want to achieve. Is it employees having fun and socialising, or do you want experiential learning based on team communication, organisation, motivation and trust? It is thus important to know if you want a team building programme (experiential learning and education at a location outside the workplace) or team bonding (socialising, fun and strengthening team relationships outside the workplace).
Team building programmes can vary considerably, and are much more than an opportunity to socialise and have fun with colleagues or work partners. Team building is an expert-led programme that involves various problem-solving team challenges to directly improve team communication, organisation, motivation and trust. A good team building programme is often upgraded with a soft skills workshop that functions as an introduction to the programme and outlines the main themes of experiential learning. Every good team building programme requires reflection – a summary of the achievements by the whole team and individuals after each team challenge, as well as at the conclusion of the team building programme. At the same time, we also review how the newly acquired knowledge and experience can be transferred to your business environment. You can choose between one-day or multi-day team building programmes. The best results are achieved when the team is brought to a new and unfamiliar environment, where they spend at least one night. We can also upgrade team building programmes by repeating team building exercises with the same team, while the topic under discussion changes. Such upgraded team building programmes are what we call team development.
In addition to experiential learning in team building exercises, we also offer team bonding programmes, which are an excellent motivational tool for building trust, company loyalty and positive workplace relationships. These are the so-called Fun Team Building programmes, with an almost unlimited range of options for you to have fun and socialise with your colleagues. Of course, a good Fun Team Building programme is never complete without a picnic, a party and team challenges. Fun Team Building programmes are typically one-day events.