Sometimes teams, whether co-workers, student government leaders, church group leaders, etcetera aren’t quite functioning at their optimum level. Or perhaps, there is a newly formed group who have not yet had the opportunity to get to know each other. A Dallas special events team-building workshop might be just the ticket to get your group up and running at its best.
Following are some tips to assure that your Dallas special events team-building workshop is a success:
HAVE A PURPOSE IN MIND. Mind Tools, an organization highly recommended as an important part of one’s professional leadership toolkit, suggests that, “Team-building exercises can be a powerful way to unite a group, develop strengths, and address weaknesses. However, only if the exercises are planned and carried out strategically. In other words, there has to be a real purpose behind your decision to do the exercise – for example, improving the team’s problem-solving or creativity skills – rather than because you felt like giving your people a nice day out of the office.”
WHAT ARE YOUR TEAM’S CHALLENGES? Mind Tools suggests that the very most important step in the process of planning a team-building event is figuring out what issues your team is facing. Then you can select a team-building activities that will most effectively help them work through these challenges.
IDENTIFY THE ORIGIN OF THE PROBLEMS. Mind Tools further suggests asking some questions to identify the source of the organizations troubles:
- Do members of the team need to get to know one another?
- Is there an issue with communication? Do communication problems slow the advancement of the group?
- Are some members seeking their own accomplishments to the detriment of the group?
- Do group members need to learn how to work collectively, instead of individually?
- Is there a morale problem among group members?
- Are some individuals opposed to change? Is this affecting the rest of the group?
- Are there disagreements between certain people that generates divisiveness within the team?
A handy tool that Mind Tools shares to investigate the issues facing your team is their Team Effectiveness Assessment. Upon completion of the assessment you are directed to tools that will help improve the areas of team-working problems identified in the assessment.
“Teamwork has a dramatic effect on organizational performance. An effective team can help an organization achieve incredible results. A team that is not working can cause unnecessary disruption, failed delivery and strategic failure.”
Sometimes in order to achieve the most successful Dallas special events team-building workshops, it is important to get away from the usual work environment. Mill Creek Ranch Resort is perfect for your Dallas special events. Offering: Corporate Meetings, Board Retreats, Seminars and Corporate Trainings. The beauty and serenity of Mill Creek Ranch Resort allows your group to focus, relax and re-energize. Less than an hour from Dallas in beautiful East Texas, we offer exceptional facilities, corporate amenities and state of the art technology. Our meeting space accommodates groups of 5 to 150. Theatre, conference, banquet and classroom-style seating arrangements are available. Full catering is also available with budget friendly options. Our Activities Director is available to coordinate all your team-building activities and desired entertainment, and our Corporate Sales Manager will handle every other detail for your group. Overnight accommodations are available in our gorgeous cottages and cabins each equipped with a queen bed, sofa sleeper, WiFi, TV, full bath/shower and kitchen. Executive cottages offering deluxe amenities are also available. Let us help make your next Dallas special events Team-Building Workshop a success.
Dallas special events
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
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