Wondering why it just has not happened for you yet? Your daily activities determine your success. How well you organize, plan, and manage your daily activities will help you stay in control of your time and have serious effects on your personal and professional success. Time management, your ability to control distractions, and your environment, will help you control your daily activities, and translate into a more successful future. So what do you spend your time doing? Many people simply don’t use their time well, then wonder why they are not seeing the kind of success they are wanting.
A specialist provider will cost money, but unlike going the free team building activities route, they do it for a living. They have trained experts who do nothing else but provide team building assessment, advice and implementation. They can plan a bespoke team away day or weekend tailored exactly to your company’s needs. It will have meaningful relevance that can be related back to the work place, which is what it is really all about in the end.
TOSS A NAME: This will help your team remember names. With a ball one team member will toss it saying after getting it and say “thanks…” and “here…” This requires the person with the ball to say and remember at least two names. This can go on until everyone knows the name of everyone.
Other, more practical Team building activities seem to abound on the net. I say “seem” because there are actually just a few that are copied and made available from a large number of sites. Search for games like “Spider’s Web”, for example, and you’ll see almost 9,000 results. Apart from the fact that there are relatively few of them despite them being so widespread, they are also relatively short activities. Whereas Lost at Sea and similar options can gainfully engage a team for up to an hour and half or more, these free practical options are best suited to 15 minutes slots. In fact they are probably better as icebreakers than they are to run a full team session.
In planning activities that include your children your should first, consider the developmental levels of your children, then plan your Team building activities based on individual maturity level. You can try more challenging activities to encourage them to progress, but remember that you want them to be successful at the activities. You certainly do not want them to get frustrated or bored with the activity. Also remember that your goals for each of your children may be very different. Family activities may be either 1) activities in and around the home or 2) activities that are part of a vacation. Either way, planning those activities for and with your children will make them feel more an integral art of the family.
Team building training that people look forward to also needs to have an element of Giving Back! Philanthropy is the key!! If they feel like they are making a positive significant change for other people, they are very likely to be excited about engaging in the activity and usually give it their full cooperation during the activity. Most people like to be part of a higher purpose. Giving to an underprivileged group or person brings a team together in many exciting ways.
As my boss and I watched others play, he bragged about how much he loved the game and that he’d played it a lot. That’s when I decided to take a wild shot at getting him to approve my needed expanded head count. I threw out my challenge. He accepted, and the race was on. I won by driving him into the wall and I got my extra sales people.