July 13, 2013
Trend of the Week: Creative Team Building
song about the meetings industry
“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” —Babe Ruth
The Great Bambino would be proud of creative team-building activities that are increasingly making a statement at meetings. Attendees aren’t satisfied with the tired name-game, trust-circle style of team building, so meeting planners are using their creative skill set to bring attendees together. Whether it’s a murder mystery game, casino night, sing-a-long or game of Twister, people are responsive to anything that isn’t forced and is authentically fun.
Here are some creative ideas to elevate your next meeting:
–From the Amelia Island Omni: Get your attendees to work together on a build-your-own-boat competition
–The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation’s BBQ Sauce Chef’s Challenge, in which teams concoct Southern sauces under the guidance of a barbecue expert, and winners receive a BBQ Sauce Master Diploma
–Bollywood or Zumba dance lessons that bring laughter and rhythm to meetings
What creative ideas are exciting and inspiring you? Share in the comments section below!