Common Mistakes in Team Building

Team building is an investment. In the nature of any business investment pursuing this avenue carries a certain degree of risk. The risk that you are making mistakes in the process of building a team is very real and should be considered by project managers. Our job at TBME is to eradicate these common mistakes and misconceptions to ensure your organisation is getting the most out of your investment.

Below are four common mistakes in organisational team building:

Missing the point

Your experience should be entertaining, but not at the expense of your greater organisational goals. Your objectives must clearly resonate through the experiences you create.

The “sexy new thing” / Following the heat

Organisations shouldn’t choose experiences purely by what is “hot” at the time. You need to carefully match relevance, resonance and utility in order to generate real value out of your team building activity

The Placement Challenge

Director of TBME, Ross Judd, explains that a common mistake in conferences is the timing of the team building event.

“All too often it’s left to the last item on the last day. People do that because they want to finish their conference on a high. Ask yourself though, would you rather start or finish your conference on a high. At Team Building Made Easy we think it makes much more sense to start your conference on a high and reap the benefits of your team building activity throughout the rest of your event.”

Judd continues “Look at it this way. Team building activities create greater networking, increase energy, connect people, and generally create a great vibe. If you do them at the start of your conference you get the benefit of that vibe for the rest of your conference. People will interact more, share, participate, and contribute more to your team building conference. In fact this increased contribution may help you achieve your outcomes more effectively.”

Relying on Novelty

Don’t pursue silly games for the sake of novelty. The mind of your participants will wander and disconnect very quickly.

Contact Team Building Made Easy who are experts in the field. We can make your life much easier by taking all the hard work and research out of organising your event.


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