1. When choosing a teambuilding company or consultant, be sure to research its prior experience, educational background, and safety record. Some consultants, for example, possess recreation experience but no business or corporate experience.
2. Honestly assess your group. What is your group’s physical prowess? Average age? Size? Breakdown of men and women? Any physical limitations?
3. Give the facilitator an idea of what the mood of your group is. What’s going on in your company right now? Do they work together on a daily basis or just communicate electronically?
4. Together with the teambuilding consultant, map out what exactly you hope to achieve with this teambuilding activity.
5. Follow-up is vital. Devise a schedule to follow-up with your group to make sure they are still on track.