The 5 Types of People You'll Find at Your Company's Team Building Event

Team-building activities are one of the most important activities that are often overlooked by business owners and managers. These activities are essential to create and build a stable foundation between the members of your team and should be something that’s regularly scheduled from time to time. Fortunately, there are event companies that offer services that are inclusive of fun, sweat-breaking activities for your team.

Team-building activities are one of the most important activities that are often overlooked by business owners and managers. These activities are essential to create and build a stable foundation between the members of your team and should be something that’s regularly scheduled from time to time. Fortunately, there are event companies that offer services that are inclusive of fun, sweat-breaking activities for your team. 


In a company team building event, it’s safe to expect these 5 types of attendees:

#1. The Enthusiastic 


How to spot this team member: The enthusiastic member is usually pretty easy to spot. This type of member is usually the early-bird, coming to the event prepared with snacks and some hydrating liquids.


The course of action: As the leader, it’s most important to keep his/her enthusiasm by appreciating him/her for his/her effort in coming early, prepared, and most of all, ready to participate!



#2. The Competitive


How to spot this team member: The competitive member of your team almost never laughs and keeps success at arm’s length. You may also begin to notice his/her precision in his/her actions, almost like he/she researched on a ton of game strategies the night before. 


The course of action: The competitive person may or may not like losing and it’s unavoidable for him/her to feel disappointed with him/herself. If you notice slight changes in this type of team member, it’s important to keep him/her encouraged throughout the activity. 



#3. The Shy type


How to spot this team member: If he/she is conscious about his/her actions, then he/she is probably the shy one in your team. It’s really easy to spot this member because the expression of fearfulness and possible low self-esteem can clearly be identified. 


The course of action: As a leader, it’s important to keep him/her comfortable enough to engage with other team members without losing empathy. It’s also critical not to blame him/her of his/her shyness, as this may cause even more insecurity.


#4: The Adventurous


How to spot this team member: This member is almost always game to do literally everything. He/or she is independent of his/her other members’ decisions and is most likely to be the one to go first.


The course of action: Just let him/her be -- unless the activity is deemed absolutely dangerous.


#5: The Kill Joy


How to spot this team member: If he/she had the choice, this team member will not show up to the event. If he/she did, he/she probably would sit at the back, stay quiet or hide in the restroom to keep from participating in the activities. 


The course of action: It’s a challenge to encourage stubborn people to join activities, but as a leader, you mustn’t lose the hope to change this person’s mind. Try not to mind his/her stubbornness and compliment him/her with his/her capabilities. It just may be what they need to get into the game!



Looking for event management companies to host your team-building activities? Don’t worry, we’ll take care of it for you. In the meantime, try to spot these types and study how you can encourage them to become the best they can be, may it be in a team-building event, a party or at work!


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