Hiring the right company to organize your company team building is important. But there are dozens of companies these days, making it challenging to choose one. I personally attended some team building training organized by Eessence and got a chance to have a casual chat with their manager, Jaee. From there, I learn few helpful tips to hire the right team building event company.
First, you can ask for recommendations. People love talking about two things that happen to them. They talk about tragic events and they talk about happy events. People talk about successful team buildings their company hosted.
They will talk about how they met people from other departments. They will talk about the new friends they made through interdepartmental games. They will talk about the food, speeches and the venue.
Most importantly, they will talk about the company that made the memorable event possible. Pay attention when they talk about boring team building events as much as you pay attention to events they had fun in. This says a lot about the company that organized the event.
Always meet with company representatives first. Do not just talk to them over the phone or go through the details of the event by exchanging emails. Listen to how the representatives talk and watch how they present the details of the event. Unenthusiastic presentations and meetings should be a red flag.
It is important to hire event companies that know what they are talking about. Sure it is nice to hear about activities aimed to push a paradigm shift or to enhance core competencies in your employees. But are the organizers really trained to deliver?
It helps to listen carefully about how the company talks about their proposed activities. Ask questions about the program they are offering. Make sure they are not just out there to organize games for fun-starved employees.
Team building events are investments. They are ways to develop employees and increase their productivity. It also establishes good working relationships. Make sure the company you hire is worth the investment. Do they provide insights that promote camaraderie among your employees? Did the activities successfully connect the goals of the workshop with the goals of your company?