Off Sites

All around the world, teams large and small assemble at offsite locations to take a step away from their day-to-day work and build team spirit. Unfortunately, many team building off sites turn out to be ineffective, or worse. Sometimes, it’s because the sense of unity that gets created when everyone is together having “fun” outside of the office doesn’t last long once everyone gets back to work. Other times, “team building activities” have the unintended consequence of bringing out competition and hostility between individuals instead of enhancing commitment and cohesion within the team. To create a team-building offsite that will have positive, enduring effects, it’s helpful to think of offsite meetings as kind of a play wherein the leader and the team use the stage to rehearse the new dynamics that they want to perform back at the office or take on the road.

Here are some suggested “Don’ts and Do’s” for planning your next team offsite:
Do’s :
1) Do be clear about goals for the offsite, and create an agenda that reflects and reinforces those goals. For example, in looking at its work, the team may want to do something like, engage in reflections about past performance to consider what the team has done well and what it could have done better or discuss and debate current opportunities and challenges.
2) Do set ground rules. Make sure that everyone knows that the offsite should be a safe space where people can speak up and constructively challenge one another, and you, without any fear of reprisal.
3) Do plan activities that build the team. One activity that I’ve found genuinely builds a sense of interdependence and collaboration is cooking a meal together, and then eating it together as a group. After all who doesn’t love food.
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Offsite Events
Don’ts :
1) Don’t let the team’s old dynamics constrain the new dynamics that you’re trying to create.
2) Don’t focus too much on the individual strengths, development needs, or personalities of individual members of the team. Focus more on team work.
3) Don’t abandon your authority, or send mixed messages about your role.

A successful team building offsite can provide an opportunity for the team to change old patterns and create and sustain new ways of communicating and collaborating, thereby changing the team’s dynamics for the better. With the right inputs, preparation, process and follow-up, the play at the offsite location can have enduring benefits in the team’s overall interactions once everyone is back in the office.

To make sure all the above Do’s and Don’ts are followed and you have a stress free off-site meeting is on us to make it happen. You choose the location and we make it happen. All your needs will be taken care off and organising off-site meeting is in our team’s nature. Adventure and Bonding is what we rely on too to get the best out of our team.