How to Plan and Ace a Team-Building Event


Team buildings are a great way to improve business colleagues’ relationships, as well as better the levels of communication and co-operation. For this to succeed, you’ve got to ensure that your team-building venue is effective and planned to perfection. We’ve put together a list on how to plan a successful team building in Parys for your business.


Location, Location, Location


Give your employees the chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. They spend days trapped behind their desks, so the last thing they want to do is hop over to the conference table next-door for a company teambuilding. Parys boasts breathtaking sights and exciting activities for team-building groups to enjoy at its venues.


You want to give your team something to look forward to. Hosting your team building at a venue in Parys increases excitement, and in return boosts productivity for a weekend away from the office. The best is, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy the perks that Parys has to offer.


Parys is just over 90 minutes’ drive from Johannesburg, and believe us when we say that the scenic route is well worth the travel.


Plan of Action


First of all, assign a team to plan the event. Make sure to include those participating in the team building in order for the activities to be enjoyed by as many as possible. Not only do you want them to learn a lot, but you also want them to have fun.


Secondly, make sure that you sign up for a variety of activities. If you feel a lot of the team-building activities that you have planned are more physical, maybe opt for some mental team-building activities as well. This gives you a chance to clearly see which team members excel in each activity, and what role they play in their groups.


Another reason why venues in Parys are the go-to places to host team buildings is because there are so many different activities you can do. At our venue, you can choose between river rafting at the Vaal River, survivor games, and/or hosting your very own mini Olympics. Brainteaser games and the Amazing Race are great options to test teams on their mental strengths.


The Purpose of the Event


One of the biggest reasons why off-site team buildings aren’t as effective as they could be, is because no goals are determined for the outcome of the event. Think about what you’d like to achieve with the team building activities and clearly communicate this with your employees before each activity.


Clearly state if you’d like to increase creativity and brainstorming with an activity, if you want to improve co-worker relationships, or if you would like to enhance communication within the team. When you state your outcomes, your teams will know exactly what they’re working towards, and what they need to focus on for each activity.


It’s also a great idea to do a debrief session after each team-building activity. Colleagues can go around and mentioned what they learned from the team building session, what went wrong, and where they can improve the most.


Increase Team Engagement


Ensure that your team building is successful by gaining support and participation from the managers and executives in your company. They’re highly influential, and leading by example creates a stronger motivation for others to engage in the team building as well.


When you make your team building an annual event, it also gives employees something to look forward to. Make Parys the team-building venue your business comes back to year after year, to make even more memories and bring people together.


You can also ask employees who participated in previous team buildings for feedback, in order to get a sense of what would work best for your employees. This helps you in planning the best activities for participants to look forward to all year.


At SunWa, we’ve got the perfect activities to make sure that your company’s team building is as enjoyable as possible, and fruitful at the same time. Whether your team enjoys thrill-seeking activities or mind-boggling puzzles, we cater to all groups.


Enjoy the beauty that Parys has to offer, and book at our venue for your next team building. Our excellent facilities will have you coming back for more fun, year after year.