If you have been trying to organize team building activities for your organization, having the right corporate team building company can be decisive to the success of the event. A good team building company will help you deliver engaging experiences without having to stress out.
Here are a few factors that can help you determine the right partner for your next event:
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Firstly, this is not to say that every activity in your organization needs experienced team building partners. Not at all. Experience comes in handy when you are planning a large event or when the teams are experiencing a high level of disconnect or conflict. Experienced team building companies can navigate through tough circumstances and ensure that your objectives are fulfilled.
A good track record of working with teams of different sizes adds more value than a small vendor who works with only large companies. It is important for your vendors to have diversified experience.
2. Creativity and innovation
This can be a common pitfall for experienced companies. They end up recommending the similar type of mundane activities to most of their clients. As they are large enough to survive based on routine activities and already have proven experience, they may not be willing to step out of the comfort zone and try something risky. This can lead to poor engagement and enthusiasm during the activity. Employees have already seen enough of mystery rooms and icebreakers.
Therefore, it is time to move past those and curate more creative experiences. Interact with as many companies as you can and see if they are willing to organize a tailor made experience for your teams.
3. Engaging and resourceful
Team building is already known for being boring if not well planned. Employees often associate it with employers trying to get a good reputation for themselves rather than a genuine effort in employee well-being. You need a partner who can be highly engaging and resourceful for you and your team members. A successful activity does not end with making the arrangements for it, ensuring employee participation is crucial.
An ideal partner will devise ways to make the activity as engaging as possible while being helpful to you through the journey. Avoiding common pitfalls like bias, conflict, and lack of leadership involvement are critical and a good partner can ensure these pitfalls are unlikely to happen.
4. Certified and recognized
Lastly, certifications can ensure that your partner will deliver as expected. Not all activities need facilitators or certifications. Some specialized activities that are outdoor or those that mandate a facilitator like virtual activities can be better organized with certified facilitators. This does not have to be a priority in the checklist but can enhance the experience.
A good team building partner will not only take off the stress but will also deliver an outstanding and unforgettable experience to your team. Try interacting with as many companies as possible and ask for referrals from your network. And although this list is a guideline, it does not have to be adhered to. Sometimes the best activities happen when you trust your instincts rather than guidelines.