Corporate leaders, trainers, coaches, and consultants are drawn to team building because of its long-term effectiveness in the workplace. As we look toward goal achievement and plans for individual and team development, it’s valuable to know the trends in the business.
Key benefits of team building include:
- Communication enhancement – breaking down barriers
- Build on individual strengths and strengthen leadership skills
- Create opportunities for groups of people to work with each other to accomplish goals and objectives
- Leveraging resources – break down silos
- Tap into new avenues of creativity and brainstorming
- Project management, organization and teamwork skills
Here is a list of the top 10 team building trends for 2018:
#1. Team Building that gives back to the community
Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropic focused events; charity bike build, putt putt for pantry, backpacks for kids, to name a few.
#2. TV-inspired events
Min It to Win It Teams, music and video events, Corporate Survivor, Amazing Race and game show simulations.
#3. Virtual team building events
On-line and multi-location interactive events.
#4. Culinary-centric Events
Sangria making and marketing challenge, stir-fry cooking challenge, bake a cake and chili cook-off.
#5. Team building with movement, art and music
Drum circles, team movement, team artwork projects.
#6. Technology and Gaming
Smart phone hunts, urban gaming, iPad team events,
#7. Team Development Events
Experience-based training events tied to specific team or corporate development objectives.
#8. Business Simulations
Leadership and business skills development.
#9. Outdoor and Adventure-based
Strategic activities, ropes challenge courses, build a boat and orienteering.
#10. Multi-day destination retreats
Consultative experience-based professional development events.
Team events are not to be confused with recreational activities. The ROI and true value of a well-facilitated team building experience comes from process, debrief and reflective questioning.
Interested in exploring an event for your team? Contact us at Vida Aventura.