15 Aug Social Time for your Team
Coffee chats: First thing to do in the morning enjoy a nice coffee with the team, everyone sit together and chat for 30 min every week or two week. The only rule: Do not talk about work! This moment is only for the team members to relax before to continue their work. Lunch: Everybody likes to eat, therefore invite the entire team for a lunch and it will help everyone to relax and build some familiarities. Barbecues and potlucks: Try to arrange this event on an occasional basis and barbecue can be a great time for a team to work together and relax together. Barbecues can be an opportunity to invite other guests and explore other friendship. If you do not want to organize a barbecue, just ask the person to bring some dishes that everybody can share as it is known that sharing a meal can help reduce the stress a team often feels in getting its work done. Special occasions: These are team get together to celebrate specific events: birthday, anniversary, celebrating success of a team member… Dinner: Sometimes, the team might work very late and they would be very grateful if everybody could go to dinner after. Reward outings: Here the main purpose is to organize a team building event and reward the team for achieving an outstanding level of performance. Here do not hesitate to include spouses and significant others to enhance this event. Recreational activities: As a reward, this is a sports-type activity that the whole team can enjoy. You can also organize a team picnic and do not forget to choose an activity where everyone is comfortable. Therefore, do not push sports when you don’t have a sports-minded, active people. And you, when is your next team building event?