• Why Team Building?
  • Team Activity or Event?
  • Benefits of Team Building
  • How Teams Work
  • Defining your Team
  • Team Building Training
  • Team Building Activities
  • Team Building Training

  • Tailored Team Building
  • Team Building Events
  • Coporate Experiences
  • Also in this series

  • Presentation Skills
  • Assertiveness Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Leadership Development
  • Public Speaking

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    Effective Team Building

    Team Building

    Preparation for a team building event is vital. If you are new at it get help. Hire someone or get training yourself.

    Effective Team Building

    Teams are complex machines and it's not surprising that they malfunction occasionally or need re-alignment. Every once in a while all teams need an MOT, so of course, you want to ensure that your team building event is as effective as it can be.

    The one thing that everyone recognises is that your team building activity needs to be done away from the office environment. The idea is to slow things right down; to get away from e-mails, phone calls, questions and demands, being asked to pop into unscheduled meetings, people dropping by.

    It means getting away from all the day-to-day stuff that sometimes makes it hard to see what's going on and what's needed.

    Here are a few hints and tips to make planning your team building event more effective:

    Everyone needs to have some input into what the team building event should accomplish
    Listen carefully to people's concerns and incorporate them in the team building training
    No one should ever be put on the spot or humiliated
    People shouldn't be forced to do things they don't want to
    People learn better when they're having fun
    Focus on the positives of the team rather than just what isn't working

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    Read more about Team Building Events

    For Tailored Team Building Skills Training see Team Building Skills Training

    For One-to-One Team Building Skills see Executive Coaching

    If you want some in-depth thoughts about Team Building, read the article called Team Building - Building a Good Team

    For an example a recent tailored programme see Team Event for Attenda


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