It’s unlikely you or your company want to spend scarce resources on a group obstacle course or paint ball outing. However, team-building exercises can be a helpful way to regroup after layoffs or restructuring. Create a productive exercise for your team with these three tips:
- Acknowledge tough times. Recognize the difficulties but don’t let things devolve into a gripe session. Instead, refocus on the path ahead.
- Keep it relevant. The best exercises involve real-world problems, not just fun activities. Have your team solve an immediate or pressing business issue and be sure they can build on what they’ve learned when they return to work.
- Customize the program to your team. Don’t use an off-the-shelf model for your team-building activity. Use an approach that fits your company and team culture.