28 July 2016 | Gemma Smith
Top tips to make your team building session the most memorable part of your conference…
TIP ONE | MAKE IT PERSONAL
Tailoring the content of your team building activity, in a serious or playful way, not only blends the session effortlessly into your conference’s carefully thought out program, but it also creates something that is far more engaging. Relating the content of your team building session to your values; your products; your industry or even to individuals is a sure fire way to ensure tangible ROI. Photos and videos gathered from an event are the perfect way to keep individuals connected with the memory of bonding together. Strong and effective relationships in the work place are everything.
TIP TWO | GAMIFY, GAMIFY, GAMIFY
It is no surprise that the gamification market is suspected to surpass 0billion by 2020 (as reported in a recent article on elearning insustry entitled ‘Top Gamification Statistics And Facts For 2015’. )
Gamification techniques strive to support our natural desire for competition, status, achievement, community and collaboration. The innate need to appear on a leader board drives players to complete more tasks and challenges and in turn increases employee engagement. A crucial ingredient in beating the competition is to make your employee experience fun and interactive in equal measure.
TIP THREE | BRING THE BEAT IN
We all know how an uplifting piece of music can motivate and inspire us. A series of recent studies have found that listening to music engages broad neural networks in the brain, including brain regions responsible for motor actions, emotions, and creativity. Choose an upbeat song to incorporate into your team building event to help bring your core message, objective or purpose to life, whilst also making it memorable.
TIP FOUR | USE TECHNOLOGY
A recent stat on the elearning industry website indicates that in just four short years, 46% of the U.S. workforce will be comprised of ‘millennials’. Whether you’re frightened or excited by the prospect, the fact remains that young adults born between 1980 and 2001 will be in positions of power. Millennials are tech-savy multi-taskers with studies showing them to switch between tablets, smartphones and laptops at an average of 27 times per hour. To maximize business outcomes organizations must harness technology and consumer trends, developing a ‘digital by default’ directive. Delivering your team building via technology speaks to the future leaders of your business in a way that they will enjoy and relate to. It motivates whilst harnessing collaboration; it effortlessly captures data, tracks results and levels of engagement whilst providing you with invaluable post-event insight and measurable ROI.