Teambuilding can be an activity that employees dread because they don’t think that it will make a long term change in their co-workers attitudes or behaviors. This is a challenge that many Teambuilding Companies struggle with when they offer cookie-cutter programs. I can’t recall all of the times I have had to overcome this very real challenge before people would engage in the Teambuilding Activity.

They have several concerns and the first is that the event is usually a fun event that only has benefit for the time that the event is happening. This is especially true with events like bowling, go carting, or other events that just cause people to enjoy the time they are together but, never really cause people to come out of their shells. Another issue is that the program has no long lasting effect on the work environment. Ready to break out of the ho-hum? Consider these ideas when planning a successful Teambuilding Event targeting many levels:

1) Change in personal attitudes and work habits should be the number one goal when planning a Teambuilding event. If you don’t see that it will positively affect your team, then the event is a waste of efforts and money. Sure, it can be a lot of fun to watch one of your co-workers bowl a great game or laugh at the crazy driver who puts their go-cart into the wall. But, there is no long lasting change in the behavior of any of the people participating in the activity.

2) Teambuilding should focus on the team working together as a “TEAM.” Many teambuilding activities turn into a competition. This doesn’t benefit most of the members of your team because most of the activities center on athletic abilities. The emphasis should never be on winning and losing, but coming together as a team to overcome whatever challenge is put before them.

3) Every member of the team should be included in the activity. Too many events are designed to eliminate the weaker or slower participant. They end up spending most of their time watching others succeed and continue on in the activity while they are sent to the sidelines to watch and pretend that they care who wins the event. Teambuilding events should be designed to keep every member of your team involved during the entire time of the event.
So, when you are trying to decide which Teambuilding Event is right for your group, consider these three recommendations in your evaluation. One of most effective events to consider contains a Philanthropic emphasis. Magnovo Training Group has several events that focus on these three considerations plus gives back to a local charity or directly to underprivileged kids. If you are interested in finding out more, go to .

Author's Bio: 

Rob has been a speaker and trainer for over 25 years with a specializing Presentations skills, personality profiles, sales and management training, and team building. Rob has served as President and Chairman on several Executive Leadership boards. In addition to being a Certified DISC Trainer, Rob has logged hundreds of instructional classroom hours.

Rob is a requested Keynote Speaker. His engaging style of story telling and humor captivates an audience and moves them to action.