Well…here we are again. We have managed to stumble, drink & eat our own weight in food over the silly season only to find ourselves at the beginning of another year. By now a lot of people are truly ready to ship the kids back to school (I know mine already has his school bag packed & ready to go). What time does the school bell go again?
In the business world, we often find that February is a great time to have conferences, meetings & workshops with our team. This is a great way to get everyone together, reset for the year ahead, set marketing budgets & do some good planning. A number of people also take the new year as an opportunity for a career change, job change or simply a team swap. So bringing everyone together could be a good opportunity to get to know your team (new or not) a little better. I mean, who doesn’t want to know what Susan’s grandmother got her for Christmas?
To be honest, it certainly works for us here at Tailored Team Building….we recently took all our leaders from across the country & bought everyone together at Glenworth Valley for some Team Bonding ourselves. We enjoyed a leadership workshop to share fresh ideas & let the team know some new & exciting things we have on the horizon. But what would a little workshop be without a little team building activity??? Well, we certainly pride ourselves on being good at planning unique team building events so we put ourselves to the test & designed one for our own team. We started off with a little workshop, then had a truck pick us up & take us abseiling….there really is no better way to get to know your team then to throw them off a cliff (literally). Then we came back with a few new rope burns & carried on with our workshop session over a beautiful BBQ lunch. Then to our teams surprise, the bus turned up again to collect us for another fun afternoon session…this time it was off to laser skirmish! It wasn’t long until the camouflage hats were put on & the mud smeared across some cheeks, then off we went. Spilt into two teams to fight to the bitter end through the bushland. Now, this is a great activity for any team who is looking at working on their communication & teamwork. There’s nothing like rolling in the mud or throwing yourself (or a teammate) behind a large rock or tree to get out of enemy fire. What a way to bring the team together.
We honestly had so much fun on our team workshop & a owe a massive shout out to the team at Glenworth Valley for helping us bring everything together.
So the moral of my (very long) story, is that this is the perfect time of year to bring your team together to really set the right tone for the rest of the year. But with any good conference should also come a great team building session! They really do go hand in hand, trust us! Whether you are looking at a simple get together with your team to go over some figures / marketing budgets or you are wanting to get your entire enterprise together for a 4 day conference – it is really important to get people outside! Break the monogamy of powerpoint a tad & get your team doing something different. Find yourself an expert in team building (AKA Tailored Team Building of course) and start putting some ideas for your next team get-together to be a fun, unique & memorable one.