Team building events – inside scoop
How to ensure your conference team-building activity has lasting positivity.
FIRST SCOOP | PERSONALIZE IT
Creating and 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 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 workplace are everything.
SECOND SCOOP | GAMIFY, GAMIFY, GAMIFY
It is no surprise that the gamification market is suspected to surpass $10 billion by 2020 (as reported in a recent article on eLearning industry 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.
THE THIRD SCOOP | 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.
FOURTH SCOOP | USE TECHNOLOGY
A recent stat on the eLearning industry website indicates that in just four short years, 46% of the North American 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-savvy 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.
Fully managed with an on-site host to conduct the entire event, six professional actors, clues & evidence (both physical and digital), props, a prize for winning team and fully customized script and customized evidence. [Optional Mystery App Enhancement] Plus, an off-site Game Master who works in the system backend of the Adventure App control, updating custom scoring for creativity, releasing cool tasks and videos at key moments. The host will remain to ensure the presentation and feedback aspect is managed. Prior to the event, we send you and your team clear Powerpoint and PDF instructions on how to download the Adventure App and game day play. There is a technician on messaging as well for any tech issues.
Fully managed with an on-site host to conduct the entire event plus customized challenges, tasks and media material and optional branding and client bespoke input/media/structure plus a prize for winning team. Plus, an off-site Game Master who works in the system backend of the Adventure App control, updating custom scoring for creativity, releasing cool tasks, videos and others at key moments. The host will remain to ensure the presentation and feedback aspect is managed. Prior to the event, we send you and your team clear Powerpoint and PDF instructions on how to download the Adventure App and game day play. There is a technician on messaging as well for any tech issues.
An on-site host introduces and guides the mystery. They will brings physical clues & evidence, stage manage and direct the guest actors. Concludes the mystery and announces the winner. Plus, an off-site Game Master works in the system backend of the Adventure App control, updating custom scoring for creativity, releasing key evidence at crucial moments and preparing and sending wrap-up presentations. Liaises with the chosen venue. Up to three volunteer actors will receive their character breakdown and script and must be sworn to secrecy!