What is a team building plan?
Teamwork is one of the most important tools a company can use to achieve its goals. When team members work together towards a common goal, they can overcome obstacles and achieve impressive results.
For this reason, the Human Resources Department or the person in charge of leading the work team, must include among its strategies the promotion of teamwork. For this task, a very practical tool is the creation of a team building plan.
Seven steps to create a team building plan
1. Identify the objectives
Before planning any team building activity, be clear about the objectives you want to achieve. Do you want to improve communication between team members? Increase motivation? Improve collaboration? Foster leadership? Identify your objectives so that you can choose activities that are tailored to them.
2. Assess needs
After identifying the objectives, assess the needs of your team. For example, if communication is a problem, you can opt for activities that encourage effective communication, if there is a problem with trust, opt for challenges that work on cohesion, etc.
3. Design an activity schedule
Once a general enquiry has been carried out, you will have an idea of what you want to organise and it is time to make a formal invitation to the attendees. Likewise, we recommend that those who confirm their attendance, become part of the party group (yes, that WhatsApp or instant messaging group you have in mind to create).
4. Select a suitable venue
The choice of the venue is important for the success of the team building. Look for a place that has enough space for the activities you plan to do and that is in a convenient location for the team members.
5. Plan the details
Make sure you plan all the details of the activity, such as logistics, food, transport and materials needed.
6. Communicate the plan to the team members
Once you have planned all the details, communicate the plan to the team members and let them know what the objectives are and what you expect from them.
Evaluation and monitoring
7. Evaluate the results
After the activity, evaluate the results. Have the objectives been met? Did the team members enjoy the activity? Are there areas that can be improved for next time?
By following these steps, you will be ready to design and execute an effective team building plan for your Human Resources Department or work group. Remember that team building is a long-term investment that can strengthen the cohesion and productivity of your team, so make sure you give it the attention it deserves!
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