Taking your staff off-site for team away days is one of the most effective methods to really help people to know, understand and respect their fellow team members and managers.
With fun, informal activities, every team member (including remote workers) can socialise away from the office environment to build strong team bonds. There are many options to create an effective team away day, but here are some suggestions to boost engagement:
STEP 1: Set Your Objectives
Whether it’s a quarterly sales meeting, annual business review or just a chance to have fun together as a team, it’s important to set objectives for the day and know what you want your staff to achieve. We’ve been speaking with organisers like yourself for over 30 years and so we have great advice on how to set and meet objectives with bespoke solutions and the right team building activities for your budget.
STEP 2: All in a Day’s Work
Now’s the time to decide on the format you prefer. Many of our clients like to stick with the trusty corporate away day format of ‘work now, play later.’ This involves welcoming their team with a delicious breakfast and conducting a morning business meeting, before letting loose with fun team activities after lunch. However, if there’s no work content, you could always choose a whole day of events, with a team development session in the morning and fun rewarding games in the afternoon.
STEP 3: The Perfect Location
Feel free to utilise your office space for team days, however, to really boost engagement, your team will love the fresh air option of an outdoor venue. With our free venue finding service, we can identify options that can offer stunning spaces, indoor meeting rooms and fantastic catering. Our own 150 acre site Mythe Farm based in the Midlands is also a great option.
STEP 4: Get Bonding
Every away day needs fun team building activities. When it comes to encouraging engagement, we have some brilliant options; such as our super fun outdoor Crystal Clear Challenge based on the popular TV show or the highly competitive Soapbox Derby where teams race against the clock to create the ultimate human-powered car. Why not go for something completely different with SpyFall completing spy missions in Bond-style challenges. All of our activities are designed to encourage maximum engagement, and with plenty of team building activities available indoors, you won’t even need to worry about the unpredictable British weather.
STEP 5: We’ve Got You Covered
There are many aspects to consider when organising an action-packed, engaging team away day; especially when the safety of staff is involved. For complete peace of mind, Eventurous provide all health and safety inspections, risk assessments, indemnity insurance and safety advice for every event. With a dedicated account manager and set contract before the day, you can rely on us to take care of your every concern.
STEP 6: Go Big or Go Home
If you really want to make your away day special or would prefer a format that involves business during the day and activities in the evening, then we can provide you great residential options. By allowing your team to stay overnight, you can then make the most of our evening entertainment packages with highly engaging Gameshow Nights such as Company Fortunes or our thrilling, actor-led murder mystery plots.
Looking for more inspiration for organising your team away day? Head on over and take a look at all our team building events on offer!