So you're in charge of planning the team's offsite. Usually it's cheesy corporate team building stuff that no one likes or inappropriate drinking that gets someone fired. We've got impactful and enjoyable team building activities already planned for you.
First off email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for our Offsite planning guide, or check out our Offsites resource page. We've got a half day "offsite in a box" to send over. It's got everything from all the slides you'll project to time with an expert to review your team's results before the big day.
Here's the short answer of what you should do:
- Quick intro (15 mins): Kickoff the session with a rousing speech (our guide has tips!), but more importantly lay out the objectives and the ground rules.
- Team Perspective (1.5 hrs): Build empathy and trust by discussing the mix of Perspectives and preferences on the team. Identify blindspots and friction points. Agree on new norms to take advantage of everyone's unique strengths.
- Align Team Foundations (2 hrs): Diagnose what's holding the team back and problem solve together on how to improve. You'll debate meaty issues and come to understand why teammates see things differently. In the end you'll get on the same page and agree on tangible action items to address the biggest problems about how the team works.
- Team and Personal Commitments (30 mins): Carry forward the great insights from the day by embedding them in an accountability mechanism. Individuals and the team as a whole will make commitments and agree to get regular feedback on how well they are living them.
Please reach out to us for more help with planning!