Observe that in many team building games, facilitators require you to play one game after another. They give you instructions. Then tell you the time available for you — and the best time ever which you are not likely to beat.
They do not bother to tell you why you’ll play the game. There is no story. There is no reflection. You’ll get tired but there is nothing to learn.
And don’t forget, they also do not give you time to plan. If you are not planning for success, you will most likely fail.
Positive Team Building encourage you to design your success. It is not enough that you find the answers to your question or you see opportunities in every corner. You must plan for your success before you execute them.
Not only that. Your action plan must rely on the actions that will be taken by every team member. Your team action plan isn’t a plan on how you intend to make each member play. No way, Jose. Your members aren’t pawns in a chessboard. They must be the players to your game. Your action plan must promote self-reliance.
Plan for success.
P.S. You can come up with team building programs which support your business objectives. Competency-based programs are powerful and many managers fail to experience them. Get more team building ideas at Build Great Teams.
My name is Jef Menguin. I am professional team building facilitator in the Philippines. I also help organizations implement leadership development programs, improve customer experiences, and solve problems through design thinking.
I have conducted leadership training programs in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, and the Philippines.