Good project management is about building solid relationships with your team and getting to know them personally. You can create a more vigorous and more productive project team by getting to know the people you work with and helping them bond.
Project managers may be asked to include team building into their daily schedules. Lucky people might have the budget for these activities. Effective team building is possible regardless of your budget. It doesn’t matter if you have a lot or little. These are just a few ideas.
1. Training activities:
Although it might seem like training is a teambuilding activity, and it can be. Training can be a shared experience that allows people to get to know one another better. This can lead to stronger relationships and a greater understanding of each other. Training can be costly, and you want to get more than team building. So choose your course carefully.
2. Bushcraft and survival courses:
Sometimes, teambuilding has meant forcing employees to do something they don’t like. While murder mystery weekends, self-improvement activities, and assault courses were all on the agenda in the past, it is now that bushcraft and survival classes are attracting the most people. Before you make a booking, ensure everyone is ready.
3. Problem-solving challenges:
A challenge that is office-based can help you boost your team’s bonding if your budget isn’t available for an extracurricular activity. Can you build a tower using only sticky tape and envelopes? Or can you use straws and blu-tack to support the hole punch? Encourage people to work together in pairs or groups and give the winners a small prize.
4. Puzzles and Quizzes:
There are many puzzles and questions that you can download from the internet. But, to make it more interesting, why not use them for your business or workplace? People will learn from asking questions like “which member of our team played the tuba in marching bands” and “how many websites have we worked on in 2010”.
5. After work, go to the pub with your partner for drinks and dinner.
This is the best way to do some teambuilding. You can celebrate a milestone or accept a bid with a quick one at your local pub, or you can go out for a more expensive meal to mark the end of a project. You can socialize with your team but keep your dignity intact and limit your alcohol intake for respect on Monday mornings.
Good project management includes team building. Don’t forget! It doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. However, scheduling some downtime at critical points in the project will keep the team engaged and happy. These soft skills in project management are crucial for project success.