Not a surprise
Just publicized April 18th, Successful Meetings magazine announced Benchmark Hospitality’s Top Meeting Trends for 2016. See full article here. The research indicates eight top trends to watch and Creative Team Building as a part of meetings is #3. While we here at PlayWorks Group are tickled pink to be providing services to meet this trend, we couldn’t be any less surprised.
Team building=Process Time=Connect Time
Meeting owners are realizing more and more the benefits of a playful break within the near constant onslaught of content. Participants need designated time set apart from the meeting content. This gives them mental space to process their learning and connect with their teammates in a fun and safe environment.
Corporate team building events creates a level playing field and allows the meeting participants to rely on their default social brain. This in turn allows them to create neural connections and context around the meeting objectives. Having shared experiences allow individuals to experience their co-workers in a new way. As they forge relationships and alliances, this will assist and empower them to be more successful within their daily work. Incorporating give back components can add an extra level of meaning and connection. It’s a win-win for the meeting and the employees.
If we’re talking trends, we think that creating ways for meetings and employees to be more effective in the meeting setting or the workplace should never fall off this list!