All successful managers and management teams know that it is important to weld the work team together so that you can strive together towards the same goal and feel a positive spirit while doing so. Team building is very important for a competitive company.
What is important to get a positive team spirit in a working group are two things: Firstly, that you have good management that is clear with your directives, and secondly, to get that invisible kit that binds everyone together. It can only be achieved by doing fun things together!
According to REMZFAMILY, a common activity after all the holiday weeks are over, is that the company arranges some form of kickoff for its employees. It’s a nice way to welcome back and also a way to have time to get to grips with the autumn’s work issues while at the same time having time to socialize. This is perhaps especially important if there are new employees who do not know anyone in the working group before and who need a chance to join the gang.
Some important things you first need to decide on are how far away you should go, how long you should be away and how big a budget you have for a kickoff. Should the staff get there on their own or does the company arrange e.g. bus or train so that you travel there together? There are many important basic things to decide on and it can be very worthwhile to have explored the terrain in the working group a bit, so you have an idea of what could work well. Is it e.g. so that you have to be away for several days, this may need to be informed about early so that staff with, for example, small children have time to arrange for it to work at home if they are away.
Tips on popular layouts for a kickoff are basically always these things: Good food, social activities and plenty of time. You should not stress on a kickoff even if you work at the same time.
Choose a suitable place for the purpose of the kickoff. If the working group likes leisure activities, you can book a bumper ball, hikes or climbing wall. Some zoos can arrange adventure arrangements among the animals where different teams fight against each other in a friendly spirit. Regardless of what activities you perform, the goal is to get to know your co-workers and to solve tasks, ie you are “forced” to be creative together. These can be qualities you then benefit from when you are back at work.
After completing an activity, food is necessary. In Sweden there are countless places where you can book nice dinners in combination with overnight stays. Often a spa area can also be found at the facility. If the management books such a kickoff, most people will be satisfied.
If you read this, are a manager and are thinking of a kickoff, you should make sure that it is as comfortable and cozy for the staff as possible. You have that again since when you work together. This is part of the kit, the invisible that weaves together a workgroup and makes employees work better, because they want to.