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Team Meeting Ideas For Better Engagement

Veronica Brundle - Aug 25 2022, 5:49:48 PM

Tired of the same ol’ same ol' team meetings every week? It may be a sign that your employees are feeling the struggle, too. Every week, the working professional has the same recurring meetings on their calendar. Whether it’s an all-hands meeting, a team meeting, or a one-on-one with your manager: They’re always there! However, that doesn’t mean they need to be the same every time you join.

Taking a new approach to your team meetings is a great way to increase engagement and keep your employees engaged from start to finish. The best part? It doesn’t need to take a ton of work on your end! There are fun and interactive ways to improve the workplace experience for the individual: you just need innovative team meeting ideas.

Not sure where to start? Don't worry, we're here to help. Here are 10 team meeting activities  you can utilize to get better engagement from your team meetings.

Take Your Meetings Outside

The sun is out, the weather is looking better, and your team deserves to spend the lovely day outside! If the weather permits, don’t be afraid to move your meeting to the park or the backyard. Even if you have a remote workforce, you can invite your team to go on a walk around the neighborhood or take the meeting from their patio.

It’s a great simple idea for team meetings that will help improve engagement and keep your team engaged. Since everyone will have questions about each other's new backgrounds and the weather. It will also help increase endorphins and keep your team members engaged from start to finish.

Surprise Your Team With a Vision Board Workshop

Our vision board workshop focuses on the individual's intentions and is designed to help guide reflection. This team meeting activity encourages your team to have an open mind, enjoy an insightful arts and crafts session, and transfer their thoughts into creative form.

Together your team will build a personal Intention-based Vision Board. Everyone will need to bring paper, a pen, and art supplies. During the hour-long workshop, everyone will craft a vision board from the comfort of their home and have an opportunity to reflect on their desires and aspirations.

This is one of our staff meeting ideas that can accommodate up to 1,000 individuals and will help break up the monotony of the workweek so your team can tackle challenges with a clear mind for the rest of the week.

Bring in a Guest Speaker

If the same person is in charge of hosting the same meetings every week, your employees are more likely to lose focus and concentration. Mixing things up and inviting a guest speaker can help break up the monogamy of the same ol' meetings. It’s a great way to keep your employees engaged and entertained from start to finish. Consider bringing in a guest speaker to:

●      A Q&A session

●      Teach your team something new

●      Share an impactful or inspiring story

●      Train them on a new software or application update

●      Go through a “How to”

If you aren't sure what your team will enjoy most, don't be afraid to survey them! This can help you effectively pick the perfect guest speaker for their needs.

Play Get to Know Your Team Trivia

What better way to spice up the work week than with a trivia meeting? This team trivia challenge is just like regular trivia, but with a personal twist. Before the experience, your team will answer a few simple questions about themselves.

When the day comes for everyone to gather on Zoom, they’ll quickly learn that all of the questions for the game are about each other! Throughout the experience, everyone will learn more about their team members, grow a deeper connection with one another, and have an opportunity to engage on a deeper level.

Create a Desktop Garden

Working at the same desk or spot in your home can get boring, especially while in back-to-back meetings all day. The good news is, it’s an easy fix! People are significantly more productive when surrounded by office plants. With our create a desktop garden workshop, you have an opportunity to spice up your employee's desks and give them the experience to look forward to.

During the relaxing experience, everyone will put together their own bamboo planter. After the hour-long experience, you can go over any other company updates and projects, like a regular meeting!

Workout meetings

Sometimes, all you need is a quick endorphin booster! Moving your body and prioritizing exercise is a great way to keep your team engaged, entertained, happy, and healthy! Whether you move your meetings to a phone call and go for a walk through the park, or you schedule our Yoga for People Who Work at Desk experiences.

Our yoga team meeting idea is a therapeutic movement experience that is specially designed to help take care of your body. It encourages your team to use a mix of sitting and standing, practice breathing exercises, stretches, and other joint circle exercises. After the class, your team will have a suite of new simple body movements and tools they can utilize to improve their work-from-home experience for them.

Unlocked For Teams

How often do you have the opportunity to play a virtual escape game with your coworkers? This immersive experience invites your team to engage and work together through a compelling escape scenario. Everyone will join together on Zoom and will be split up into breakout rooms and introduced to the dashboard.

Once in the dashboard, they’ll receive their mission from headquarters. They’ll need to analyze files, go through audio recordings, and channel their inner detective if they want to be the first team to escape.

This is one of our most fun team meeting ideas you can choose. It’s the perfect combination of engaging and entertaining: making it great as an employee appreciation event or quarterly team activity.

Plan a skills workshop

The truth is, we are always learning, no matter what industry and profession we’re in. Setting up a skills workshop for your team is a great way to show you care about their well-being and want to help mold them into the professionals they want to be. These workshops can cover important professional development that your employees will find compelling.

Consider covering topics such as:

●      Mindfulness and Meditation

●      Time Management

●      Personal Finance and Financial Literacy

●      Personal Branding

When setting up a skills workshop, you'll always want to consider your team and their unique needs and interests. Their needs and aspirations will guide you to set up an exciting skills workshop that will be worthwhile for the individual.

Paint Party with Basic Kit

Do you feel like your team might be in a creative rut? We’ve all been there at some point. The truth is, it’s hard to stay creative 24/7, especially if you’re in a creative role at your company. One of the best ways to get those creative juices flowing is with a paint party.

Together, your team will mix, mingle, and paint. The experience is led by a talented instructor who’s there to answer any questions along the way. In the end, they’ll share their masterpieces with the rest of the team. This virtual experience is pre-planned and ready to go. Each participant will receive everything they need to paint their own painting at home, delivered directly to their home.

This team meeting activity is an hour and 30 minutes long and can accommodate up to 500 individuals. If you’re looking to celebrate your employees, consider sending them a gift card to grab some lunch or a bottle of wine to show them you appreciate everything they do for your company.

Team Pottery Party

How often do you have an opportunity to try out pottery? This pottery party experience is mindful and therapeutic. It challenges your team to take a step back from the workweek chaos and focus on themselves for a moment. Everyone will receive step-by-step instructions and learn the pinch pot technique basics they need to succeed. In the end, while their pottery air dries, you can provide important updates, discuss upcoming projects, and carry on with your regular team meeting.

Keep your employees engaged with Elevent

We get it. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day activities of the work week. However, if you don’t take the time to critically think about your employee's experience or look for ways to improve it, you run the risk of losing top talent and decreasing your retention rate.

If you take some time to step back and consider your employee's needs, you’ll find that it’s easier than you might have thought to improve the workplace experience for everyone and to make your staff meetings more engaging.

At Elevent, we want to help you. If you’re ready to book your next engaging team activity, contact us today.

 

Originally published at Aug 25 2022, 5:49:48 PM. Updated on Sep 28 2022.

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