How to get the most out of your corporate activity day

Posted: Aug 24 2014

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Corporate activity days are excellent for encouraging co-operation and communication within your team, as well as allowing workers to develop their personal and social skills in the process; however, you may find that a number of your team members will feel less than enthusiastic for the day's events. Although this may be an issue with productivity, there are a few things you can do to get people in the mood for your away day and encourage them to put their all into taking part. Below we have compiled a few ways you can help your team members and yourself get the most out of your corporate activity day.

Ice-breakers Before you crack on with the day's activities, why not prepare your team for a day of fun and exciting development with an ice-breaker? It doesn't have to be very long and it means you can show the quieter team members that it's not so scary getting involved with the whole team to complete a task. In addition, ice-breakers are brilliant for breaking down communication barriers meaning that you can ensure your team members are ready to actually work together to achieve a common goal using communication and general teamwork skills. Motivational Speech and Actions This doesn't mean writing an hour long speech to give to your employees before the big day, it can simply mean cheering other team members on and saying little things like ‘Good job!' and ‘Fantastic work!' on the  day to help promote confidence building. This also helps other team members to recognise the strengths of fellow employees, a tool that's very beneficial in the workplace. However, it's not just about providing compliments, you should also throw a few constructive comments in there too to help them improve next time round. Whether this means a few tips on how to get through the forest of inflatable tubes or a couple of tricks when it comes to brain teasers, both you and your employees will benefit from providing mutual support.    

Enjoy Yourself As the manager, you deserve to have a little fun once in a while and it's so important that you and your team members genuinely enjoy yourselves on your corporate activity  day. If a few employees don't, you may find them retracting into their shells back at the office and their productivity levels could drop, so try and choose an activity that everyone will enjoy. You could even take suggestions from your team and cast a vote so that you make sure everyone is comfortable and up for the chosen activity. These are just three ways that you can get the most out of your corporate activity day. If you're interested in planning an event for you and your team, please browse through our collection of activities and venues to find the most ideal team building experience for your company. Alternatively, if you need specialist advice on which event would be best, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our professional team today on 08456014186. We can provide advice and guidance on choosing the best event and getting the most out of your day.     

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