For any business that employs a team of staff, the morale of that team is crucial to the success of the business.
It’s all too easy to get caught up in the day to day events in the office, the constant phone calls and emails, meetings and organisation, and much too easy to forget that you’re supposed to be working as a team. Office politics, we all know, can get in the way.
The point of a team building away day is to clear the air, remove the boundaries and remind everyone that ‘we’re all in this together’ – as well as having a jolly good time.
So, what might you realistically expect to achieve from an away day?
- New motivation for your team members
- Ideas for the business and better working practices
- An appreciation of individual’s strengths and what they bring to the team
- Closer working relationships and a renewed sense of trust
- A better understanding of the team roles
- Increased pride in being a part of the team.
Rather than achieve this simply through presentations, one of the best ways to build up a team is to get them involved in activities – take them out of their comfort zone to try something new.
By putting on a variety of activities you usually ensure that there’s something that everyone is good at. And it’s often the little achievements that give a glow of pride. People often surprise themselves when they pick up a bow and arrow or a clay shotgun and find they can hit the target. Trying something totally new, such as working together as a team on a bushcraft skills courses really can bring out the best in people. An away day should provide a level playing field.
Escot House will work with you to put together a perfect team building day. Together with our events partners Devon Country Pursuits and Wilderness Solutions, you can create a day that will really make a difference to your team.