What am I trying to achieve with my team?

When considering organising a teambuilding session for a team, there are a number of factors that must be considered. The most important consideration, which may seem obvious, is what you actually want to achieve from the session.
There is a distinction that must be made between Team Bonding Sessions and Team Building Sessions.
Team Bonding refers to activities that act more like an icebreaker between colleagues so that they get to know each other. There is generally no reference made to their relationship in the work environment. The results from this session are individual feelgood factors and a sense of getting to know your colleagues better and in a different environment.
Team Building differs significantly in that it related to getting the work based team to function more efficiently. This can cover a number of topics more specifically, such as helping a team to deal with and change about to happen, to improve communication within the team or to improve efficiency through better role understanding.
The main thing to remember when planning your session is to have the goal in mind. This will help you when you are choosing your supplier and any activities that support your goal. Without a clear idea, you run the risk of being disappointed with the outcomes of the day. Be clear and have the session you really want.


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