5 Reasons Why Team Building Is Important

Incorporating an element of fun and excitement to your annual kick off meeting can help boost team morale, employee engagement, and will set a positive tone for the year ahead.

Check out some of Orangeworks’ ideas below that are sure to make your kick off meeting more enjoyable:

1. Icebreaker Games:

Start with a quick, fun icebreaker to get everyone comfortable and interacting. This could be a teambuilding activity, a short game, or a quick round of introductions with a twist.

Watch the video below to hear our Atmosphere Engineer Oddie, explain one of our most popular icebreaker games called ‘The ABC’s’!

2. Themed Attire:

Encourage team members to dress up according to a fun theme. This could be related to your company culture, a popular movie, or a specific colour scheme.

3. Interactive Presentations:

Instead of the traditional old-school PowerPoint, consider using interactive presentations. Use polls, quizzes, and a range of images and videos to keep your team engaged.

4. Team Building Exercises:

Consider incorporating team building activities or challenges that require communication, collaboration and problem-solving. This is a sure way to start fostering a sense of unity among your team. 

Click the image below to check out our range of team building activities suitable for your Kick Off Meeting or Conference!

5. Music and Dance Breaks:

Incorporate short music or dance breaks to keep the spirits high and the positive atmosphere going. You can even have a dance-off or a lip-sync battle among team members.

6. Employee Awards:

Recognise and celebrate achievements from the past year with employee awards. Categories could include “Team Player of the Year,” “Innovator of the Year,” or “Customer Service Excellence.”

7. Interactive Workshops:

Break the monotony of traditional presentations by organising interactive workshops. These can be related to professional development, team skills, or industry trends. If you are interested in team development, we offer a range of workshops focusing on different aspects of L&D, such as Company Culture and Employee Engagement. Check them out here. 

Finally, remember to tailor your ideas to your meeting objectives, company mission and values and the preferences of your team. The goal is to create a positive and memorable experience that sets the tone for a successful year ahead.