A great team is key to a high per­form­ing com­pa­ny.  Invest­ment in your team, with great coach­ing, train­ing and feed­back is essential.

Bri­an Scu­d­amore, in this Forbes arti­cle, puts forth the idea that team build­ing is the most impor­tant invest­ment you will make.  That is high praise for some­thing many own­ers see as fluff.

All work and no play makes a dull team. Total focus on high per­for­mance can lead to burn out, fatigue and turnover.  How do you cre­ate bal­ance? Fun? A sense of adven­ture and con­nec­tion with your team?  All the while mak­ing it purposeful.

Team out­ings are a great way to cre­ate con­nec­tion inside your team, let them learn about each oth­er as every­day peo­ple and reduce work­place stress.

Do you find it a stretch to invest in fun with your team?

In this episode of Ask Mack­ey, we check in with Joe O’Gorman, the Co-Own­er of Full Throt­tle Indoor Kart­ing, named Cin­cy Magazine’s Best Place for Team Build­ing on his 3 best tips for cre­at­ing a great team outing.

Click here to learn more about Joe’s 3 tips:

  1. Get peo­ple out of their com­fort zone, but not too far out.
  2. Make it memorable.
  3. Let peo­ple be active participants.

We are Mack­ey Advi­sors are com­mit­ted to help­ing entre­pre­neurs pros­per.  If we can sup­port you please give us a call at 859–331-7755.