The organization of a sporting or Team Building “Corporate Olympics” always seems a good idea and something easy and inexpensive. In fact it is not difficult, just contact a sports center, rent spaces and playgrounds and require a bit of assistance from the instructors of the center.
It all seems easy, but the extent to which it is a good idea, to what extent will a team building and not a terrifying day in style fantozzi?
The support of a team building company in my opinion is always essential, for several reasons.
Firstly the design of the activity must take place bearing in mind that the participants are not athletes who have chosen to practice a specific sport, but they are employees / collaborators of the company, and that they are somehow “forced” to participate. Our task is to lighten the sport and making any physical activity within the reach of all participants. The day should be fun and engaging, not just put a racket in the hands of someone to do a Team Building!
The team building activities that we are going to organize must be designed in a way that requires mental effort also by the team, we should not reward the athletic ability of the individual! For example, a football match might be more interesting if the components of the teams are tied in pairs …
Secondly, we must ensure that everyone is somehow involved in the company there will be any type of physical, from lean to overweight, through various physical problems. We absolutely have to be aware and make sure that everyone has a role and the chance to make their own contribution, or we may isolate and embarrass all those people who have problems with age and / or physical.
The huge risk is to isolate some in favor of others with the only variable of physicality.
Finally, the staff that follows these activities absolutely must have in mind the above and must involve all well aware that we are not looking for super men, but of team performance.
With these small but important precautions Team Building activity will get well built, cheap and cheerful!