Nelson is the perfect place to hold team building events. Firstly, the city is New Zealand’s most central location with excellent regional air links. Additionally, it’s home to a host of incredible activities all based in spectacular surroundings.
At Beachside Nelson we’re able to accommodate your team building events at our conference and events centre. We have seven different function rooms to choose from. If you plan to hold your event over a couple of days, we also have plenty of motel accommodation right on our doorstep.
We’ve hosted many corporate groups and picked up pointers on what makes a successful team building event. So, we thought we’d share some of our top tips in this article.
Five tips for successful team building events:
Weekends are not for work
Your staff will not appreciate having to give up a day off to attend a work event. So, start on the right foot and schedule your team building day during company time.
Collaboration not competition
The spirit of your team building event should encourage collaboration, rather than competition. Make it less about crossing the finish line first, and more about how you got there! When you choose your team building activity, do consider its accessibility for your entire team. The last thing you want is for somebody to feel left out.
Cater for your crew
Tasty food can go a long way to keeping your team energised and enthused. At Beachside Nelson, Carol, our founder, has decades of catering experience. So she knows how to create super fresh ‘brain-enhancing’ morsels that also work within your budget!
Take the air
Stepping outside can breathe new life into your event, and we’re fortunate to have the beautiful Tahunanui beach on our doorstep. It’s the perfect location to set up some collaborative challenges to get your teams to work together. Think treasure hunts and other coastal capers.
A level playing field
Help employees to feel like they are on equal footing with management by leaving titles at the door during your team building event.
If you’re looking for the perfect venue to hold your Nelson team building event, we can help! Contact us to book your dates.