Ben @ Bluehat Team Building
1 – The team building event concept
Delegates are intelligent and relish a genuine challenge. Look for a company who can provide more sophisticated and better thought out concepts with a strong storyline that bind the various challenges and tasks together. This will help increase engagement levels in participants.
2 – The quality of the equipment
You would have hoped that the ropes, planks and barrels team building events were assigned to the history books long ago. Sadly, they are still prevalent in the industry today. Ask to see a demonstration of the equipment that will be on your event and avoid anything that looks like it’s been purchased from the local DIY store! Intelligent events with realistic props and equipment will add a huge amount to the delegate experience.
3 – The people on your event
The quality and skill of the individuals who will interact with your delegates will add a huge amount to the overall experience. Ask your provider about the staff on your event and what roles they play. Avoid companies who use dual roles for the event manager and presenter as these are and should be two different skill sets and you deserve experts within each individual role.
4 – A team event that is personalised to your team and your brand
Will drive engagement levels much more creating a far more memorable experience. Choose a team building agency who are interested in what your group are doing for the rest of the time at their offsite outside of the team building activity. They will be in a stronger position to recommend solutions that are more aligned with the group and the overall meeting outcomes.
5 – Look for an innovative experience
There’s a good chance that a number of your delegates will have been on team building events in the past. Avoid the traditional ropes, planks and barrels and look for genuinely innovative experiences that are more sophisticated, involving and memorable. Activities that tick these boxes will engage the whole group at a much deeper level.
6 – Added value
A team building event can be so much more than just a fun time for your delegates. Getting the whole team together is often a once in a year opportunity, so whilst you’ve already made the effort and expense to get everybody there, look for learning and growth and development opportunities and weave these through the team building event.
7 – Choosing experienced team to deliver your event
On a live event, you’ve only got one chance to get it right. So, choose a team that has a long track record of doing just that. Ask to speak to past clients who have had a similar event to yours to get their unbiased feedback.