Create an action plan to make the team building part of your everyday work or life. Often retreat days or team building programs have few links with everyday business or organisational objectives. Ensure that when designing the program you create links to the organisation or to everyday life so that participants can “bring the learning home”. This can be done by building into the program formal action planning time, and having managers follow up during regular staff meetings. Coaching can be leveraged to keep the “learning alive” after team building events. Research whether individual, team or group coaching will work best for your organisation.
I attended a conference in Phoenix, Az and did this exact activity. It was so much fun. But, we had to be very quiet while taking the ball into a hallway, out the building, back in the building and set the ball on top of an upside down cup. I also did this in my classroom with string and a pillow with the word "goals" on a piece of paper and taped to it. It was hard for my students to keep up the pillow, and they wanted to try over and over again. They had too much fun. Keep them coming! Thanks very much! Kept my kids motivated!