How to organise an effective accessible team building event

Building a strong and effective team within your business, means building and maintaining strong relationships and communication skills. This can’t happen on its own and as such, you may want to think about including regular team building events to your annual schedule.

To make sure every member of the team can partake, it’s important for employers to really think about the types of events they organise. Coordinating an accessible team building day can be quick and easy if you use services such as team building event experts from Team Tactics or other team building events companies. These services can help you to pull together the perfect event for your employees, without you having to spend too much time on getting everything set up.

We’ve put together a few key things below, that you may want to check and pin down when organising your upcoming team event. Remember to liaise with your team building service provider and take on board the opinions of your team, to create a truly memorable day for everyone involved.

Assess outdoor activities 

Outdoor activities can be immense fun and can help to boost morale by getting your team out of the office and into the fresh air. However, it’s important to think about the terrain and accessibility of your venue before booking anywhere.

For treasure hunts, assess the map of the area and highlight any routes that may not be accessible to everyone. You can then map alternative routes to offer more options for those that may need a more accessible route but still want to partake.

For garden parties and festivals, keep in mind the weather, as wet conditions may make the ground soft and difficult to navigate for those using wheelchairs or that aren’t steady on their feet.

Liaising with venues

Don’t write off a venue straight away, just because it doesn’t look like it is accessible. Call the venue directly or talk to your team building event company about how you could adapt to make things easier for everyone.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help or added extras, as most venues are happy to provide alternative features such as ramps, walkways or help onsite.

Talk to your team

Don’t be scared to talk directly to your team to find out what they would prefer and what would be best for them. Show a consideration for their needs and keep them involved in the planning process, to make sure the day is truly accessible for everyone in the team.

A good option is to send your team a list of potential activities and allowing them to pick which one they would prefer to do. This means that you are more likely to get it right first time and organise a team building day that everyone can enjoy.

Asking as many questions as possible, to both your team and your potential venues, can help you make a well informed decision when it comes to your team building event. An inclusive and effective team building day relies on good communication between both you and your team, so make sure to get off on the right foot.

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