Why Team Building is So Important

Why Team building is so important and how it can help your business

A lot of employees wonder why team building is so important and as an employer you will always be trying to find new ways to help your staff work more efficiently. Team building events are a great way to bring people together outside their usual working environment.

So what are the classic team building events and why do employers pick certain activities? But even more importantly, how do you prepare for one so that you put on a good performance for your staff? Most employers see team building events as a way to improve working relationships between members of their teams and as a positive step to improving employee motivation. But they need to make sure they pick the right event to ensure their staff enjoy participating in the activity and that it has a positive effect on the workforce. This is why team building is so important.Why team building is so important

Sometimes these events can involve physical exercises such as abseiling down mountains or canoeing through rapids. These are all great fun but you need to make sure everyone within the company will be up for participating in such an active event that could be out of their fitness level and comfort zone. Other times you may choose more mental challenges such as completing projects against time and scoring points with quiz’s. This is more suited to everyone’s capabilities but some may feel its not as exciting and less memorable. These days the list of options is endless and it can be challenging just trying to decide what to go for. This is why you need to research it first and even have a chat with an event company.

The most common activity and most unplanned is an evening of drinks at a local bar or going out for a meal after work. You may not see this as a team-building exercise, but your employers don’t just put money behind the bar for nothing. They’re hoping that you’ll use the opportunity to get to know each other so you can work together as a more cohesive unit. Whilst this can have a positive effect, it is often not as successful as a planned event where people are forced to work as a team to achieve a goal together. Having a few drinks or grabbing a pizza once a month can be great for some social time away from the office but in reality it is not as successful in helping your colleagues achieve more professionally.

When choosing a team building activity you are trying to pick an event that consists of these basic points.

– Engaging
– Encourages leadership
– Involves problem solving
– Shows staff confidence
– Shows determination
– Uses brainpower
– Shows your employee’s personalities

Be Bold

When picking a team building event why not go for something completely different? Something that will excite your staff and bring everyone together to create something memorable. At work, there is a hierarchy which we have to conform to but on a team building day, if run properly, everybody is equal and having fun.

Team building activities are often met with scepticism and are frequently stereotyped as being cringy, dull, clichéd and out of date. But fear not, the Rock & Roll Experience is here to help. And we specialise in fun team building events!

We take the time to listen to our customers to find out exactly what they want the event to achieve. Are they looking for riotous fun to reward their team? Are they trying to reinforce a key message? Whatever it is, we listen to that and work with them to incorporate it and build our event around it.

We find that every organisation has a different need and requirement. Every client knows what makes their guys and girls tick. Every work group thrives on different things. At the Rock and Roll Experience our event coordinators always ensure that they establish the company’s needs and tailor each event to meet that requirement. We always ask our customers what their goals are and what they wish to achieve and take away from our events.

“Seems we will be calling on you again real soon. The fact we want to use you again says it all!!” Claire Chilton – GE Aviation

Our friendly and personal approach enables us to work closely with our clients to ensure that we deliver an engaging, unforgettable and fun team building experience that really connects you to your team and drives the workforce in a positive way to promote team work and unity in your workplace. Weather you are looking for just a few hours, half a day or a whole day, the Rock and Roll experience can cater for any need.

Take a look around the website to see our events or get in touch today for a no obligation quote.


Team Building Programmes

Team Building Programmes

Fresh team building ice breakers for your next event

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If you are searching for team building programmes then you’re in the right place. We understand the struggle when looking to create team building programmes without pulling out the old cliched ideas or boring people to death with uninspiring team building activities.

In fact that is why we created the Rock and Roll Experience because we understood the power of music to be inspiring, motivational, fun, engaging and highly effective at demonstrating what can be achieved when a group really works as a team.

“I loved how different it was from anything we’ve done before or anything that’s available elsewhere. I liked working with your booking team on building the event and found the whole process really easy. You guys took any pressure away and delivered a fabulous event on the night.” Amy Moore – RSA Group

In fact we know that nothing does the job better and we never get bored of witnessing that transformation when a group has come to one of our team building programmes without any musical ability and we see them full of doubts when they see the challenge ahead. But with expert facilitation we get them on board and watch them gradually discover how to really pull together until at the end they reach the musical outcome and feel the overwhelming buzz of that achievement.

Our team building programmes offering is stronger than ever with event options that are unique so you can avoid people feeling like they’ve experienced it before. They also have scope for us to tailor them to your event so we can incorporate any key messages or themes so the whole day feels consistent and ties together seamlessly. And of course they will get your delegates pumped up, energised, buzzing and in a moment where they have achieved something special as a group to create a shared positive experience.

This will make your overall event much more effective and optimise the whole effort.

We can deliver these in a time frame to suit you whether it’s a speedy 30 minute ice breaker or a six hour team building session. We can come in half way through the day to re-energise the group or deliver the session at the end to top it all off on a high and leave people buzzing and talking to each other about their shared experience.

These events have been enjoyed by big names such as:

  • Tiffany & Co.
  • KFC
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Boots
  • Asda
  • Ikea
  • RSA Group
  • Pfizer
  • Shell
  • Dairy Crest
  • GE Aviation
  • And many more…..

Our popular team building programmes include:

The Rock and Roll Choir Experience

“It wasn’t just creating a choir, the energy and the way in which you engaged with the crowd was brilliant. Even on the toughest of days, you all managed to get most of them involved! I absolutely loved it every day! I only wish we had more than 45 mins!! Rebecca Nicholson – Retail Support Manager UK & Ireland -Tiffany & Co.

Our vocal coaches teach your delegates the harmonies for a famous rock song. We have scope to tailor the lyrics to your event and we have the pick of hundreds of songs so we can choose something relevant to your company or corporate message. Even the most reluctant singers get stuck in and enjoy the uplifting feeling when our expert facilitators have warmed them into it.

The Thriller Dance Experience

“I don’t want to lose the moment of praise so before I sign off for the weekend I wanted to say thank you. You took a last minute request in your stride and couldn’t have been more helpful. The event was a huge success and the team loved it and that was largely down to the choreographer and her lovely, bubbly personality – she is an asset to you and it wouldn’t have been the same without her. The team were a bit anxious to find out what they were doing but everyone embraced it and was surprised at how much they enjoy it. Overall a huge success and a great night had by all – thank you.” Hannah Eborall – Executive Assistant – LifeSearch

Our choreographers teach the moves to the iconic Michael Jackson dance routine. We have the option to include a zombie make over or just keep you looking like humans and enjoy the energy of the dance. Once again any reservations about the event soon dissolve and even the people with two left feet are surprised at how much they get into this and have a great time.

The Boomwhacker Experience

“The event was amazing, brilliant and faultless. We could not have had a better experience. Every colleague I’ve seen today has thanked me for organising it and I’m so pleased that we could do this. It was simply the best team building experience this staff team has had in the 9 years I’ve worked here. Brilliant – thank you.” Joe and all the staff at INPUT Pain Management – St Thomas’ Hospital

Using pitched percussion tubes, the boomwhacker experience shows the power of working together as we move through a fun rhythmic session which ends up as an orchestra performing a piece by Mozart. Nothing demonstrates how the sum is greater than the parts than working together to create a classical orchestra from a modest plastic tube.

If you want to book any of these team building programmes, or any others on our website then get in touch to discuss details.