We have been organizing Team Building events in Barcelona for many years, these events are aimed to unite the workers of a company and make them feel like a real team. Barcelona was the first city where we started to organizing Team Building events. Barcelona has always welcomed us with open arms.
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and one of the most important cities. The city alone has more than five and a half million people.
In 1992 the Olympic Games were held and the city was renovated from top to bottom: both its infrastructure, shops, public transport were improved, it began to offer new services, which made Barcelona win an international modernized projection status, and led it to become one of the most important tourist destinations in the world. And not only tourism but also for the MICE (the market for professional meetings and business) market.
The city went from being essentially industrialist to be the center of culture and art of Catalonia and the first across the country. Today, Barcelona is one of the cities with more weight in the West, and also one of the most special. Thanks to all these developments, Barcelona has plenty of venues for events, conferences and team building activities, which enjoy great international prestige.
There are many reasons to choose Barcelona for our Team Building activities, this may be its versatility. Our customers have the opportunity to choose any activity of their choice from among our more than 400 challenges for the city because Barcelona has all the necessary factors to make your Team Building activity a success.
For example, the Barcelona coast is a magnificent event location due to the beaches and natural parks of Garraf or Montsen, two environments of great beauty. When we refer to the beaches for Team Building in Barcelona, we also consider the beaches of neighboring cities like Badalona, El Prat, Gava and Castelldefels. In Badalona´s Marina is where we moored our sailboat, named Kontrakorriente, a Hanse 479 and a magnificent sailing ship in which teams can work together in the different tasks necessary to navigate.
For events and treasure hunts in the city center, Barcelona is the perfect city because there are dozens of unique and special places to visit, such as the Gothic Quarter and the Born, where every street, every building, and every corner has its own history, so the gymkhanas in Barcelona become a unique experience. Las Ramblas, the Columbus statue and Port Vell, Plaza Catalunya, Palau de la Musica, Boqueria market, Plaza Real, Plaza de Sant Jaume,
The whole city is bathed by the modernism; an artistic style found only in Catalonia, based on the forms of nature, but especially in floral figures and dragons, it is a magical city and its full of life.
The most prominent architects who built the city were modernists. Antoni Gaudí, is the most representative and renowned modernist architect, with the Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, La Pedrera, etc., Domènech i Montaner, and building Hospital Sant Pau, Palau de la Música Catalana, among other buildings, Puig, with works like the Amatller house, the building of the cellars of Codorniu.
The advantages that the city of Barcelona provides, are countless, and each of them is ideal for a Team Building activity in Barcelona.
But let’s get to the point. You are here because you want to organize a Team Building in Barcelona and our job is to help you.
Are you ready? Yes, we want to organize an activity or experience of Team Building in Barcelona whether it is in the city of Barcelona, in the province or nearby, first of all, we ask a number of questions in order to be able to choose the best activity and the best place to carry it out. Because to choose a Team Building in Barcelona, besides deciding to work with us, then you must decide which team building activity you are going to do and where we will carry out. Well, let’s get started.
Okay, you’ve found us, the trusted provider with more than 20 years of experience to organize a great motivational event for your team. Well, the first question we usually ask our customers who come into contact with us, is where do you want to organize your Team Building event in Barcelona? From there, if we confirm a particular place, we will offer activities adapted for this site. But often, the place is not decisive for the organizing company and in this case we recommend to decide what activity you like from the many we can offer, then, once we know your desired activity, we help you find between our extensive database spaces (over 100 places in the province of Barcelona) the one that best suits you for the team building activity that you have selected.
Therefore, the first question to ask is whether we will give priority to space or, conversely, if space is not critical and you are open to all possible venues if we are going to give priority to the activity. You decide where to go.
Do we want to give priority to space or to the activity? Once we know the answer to this question it’s our turn to help. And to help we need to understand your needs better.
One of the first questions to ask is the time of the year will your event be at. What will the date to organize this Team Building event in Barcelona be? In winter to avoid the cold, the tendency is to organize indoor activities, although if we warn participants with some time and make sure they are all well equipped, we can also organize outdoor activities.
At the end of the day, the weather in Barcelona is very mild and winters are not as cold. In spring, summer and autumn, whenever we can and have time to travel, we will go to any of the farms, gardens or open spaces. It is always nice to get out of the office to do outdoor activities, so, whenever we can it’s better to go outdoors and not to stay in a hotel room or the company office. At espaciosparaeventos.es we have over 100 different spaces to make a Team Building activity in Barcelona and its surroundings.
The Open Sports Club of Castelldefels, Gava beaches, the Tropical Gava and Montjuic Olympic Stadium are some excellent sites that have what it takes to make a Team Building event. But we have many more. Sign up in espaciosparaeventos.es and give it a look. Or if you want a more personal approach, please contact us, and we will offer the best sites. We have spent 20 years searching and finding sites and can save you a lot of time because the work that you will do in your search for a venue we have already done it many times.
The next question we have to ask before organizing activity Building Team in Barcelona is; how many people do we want to organize the activity for? Of course, to know the exact number is impossible now because in addition to last minute add-ons people always can fail to show up, that’s normal and usual, but it is important to be clear about how many people will be attending the Team Building activity we want to do in Barcelona. For small groups of less than 30 people there is some kind of activities, for medium groups of 30-200 people there are other kinds that are more suitable, and for large groups, of more than 200 people their other activities. There are also Team Building activities that are more suitable for large groups and groups of more than 500 people. On our website, you have more than 400 ideas.
Another question: Where are the participants? and how long does it take them to get to the place? This is also important to know. Where are these people before going to the place of the activity? It´s not the same having to think about an activity for people who are gathered in a hotel in the center of Barcelona, for employees of a company that everyone will find each other in the morning in the same company or for the people that will go in their own cars and from his home to the place chosen for the event. The place from which we depart conditions the logistics and commuting times. And that’s why this is important to know, where are they coming from because this information will be crucial to choose the place. The more things you tell us, the more we can help you.
A very important question we always ask the caller interested in organizing a team building activity in Barcelona is what is the relationship of the organizer with the participants. And often, we realize that our partners do not always understand this question. And the way to make it clear is explaining what it is to know the relationship between the company that pays the bill and who will participate in the activity, ie, if the invoice is paid by a company what are these people in relation to that company?. It has nothing to do if we have a group of a Swedish sales force for a brand of engineering and robotics (relation of employer and employee), with a group of distributors of a brand of motorcycles (relationship supplier and distributor), or a group of cardiologists that are guests with their wives for a pharmaceutical firm (possible prescriber and company). Each requires a different treatment, with different activities and, sometimes, in different spaces.
Where are the invited participants from? Are they Spanish? Are they from Barcelona? Are they from the rest of Spain? Are they foreigners? And if they are foreigners, where are they from exactly? It has nothing to do with the events that can be organized for people who are in Barcelona, with that recommended organizing, for people who have come to Barcelona from the rest of Spain, throughout Europe, northern Europeans or Americans. We have organized activities for them on many occasions and we know the tastes and needs according to the geographical area of their origin. One example is a group of foreigners came from all over the world who are three days in a hotel and that during the three days are almost all the time gathered at their hotel. What do we recommend? Maybe an activity for the city center, the Gothic Quarter and the Born, Las Ramblas, for him Boqueria market, because we know that these people can not leave Barcelona without at least visiting the most important part of the city center. Can you imagine going to a city like Paris and not seeing the Eiffel Tower?
The next question to ask should be: what environment do we want to do the activity in? In the center of Barcelona? In a hotel room? On a farm? In the Mountains? How many Km. from Barcelona can we range away at most? These are all questions that will help us select the activity and space to carry out and live this experience of Team Building in Barcelona.
It is also necessary for us to understand what program is the activity included. Is the activity part of some kind of meeting? Is it a convention? Is an incentive trip? At that meeting, is there a motto or phrase or leitmotiv? The more we know the better we can choose a meeting activity and space to carry it out.
Another very important question is to know what we want to achieve with the Team Building activity we want to do in Barcelona What is the client’s objective of organizing this Team Building activity in Barcelona? To motivate? To create a sensation of team spirit? To entertain? Foster personal relationships among participants?
The objectives can be many. Each company is a world. Yes, we know, many times, they want to achieve all these goals, but if we can prioritize and define the three most important it will be so much the better. The more we understand the objectives to achieve, the easier it will be to offer an activity that matches these objectives and gets better profitability for the customer’s investment. It’s time to start thinking, focus on this and have clearer ideas.
Another question to ask is what kind of experience are we looking for? A musical experience? Something artistic? Of motorsport? Dining? An event on the beach? The type of experience will be strongly determined by the things that the group has done before. If last year they did some tests of skill in Quads, this year we can surprise them with some painting, theater, musical theater or something else. If last year they made some musical activity this year we can surprise them with a treasure hunt-like activity with different tests. And so on, it is surprising to offer them something they do not expect. This is how many times we create that climate. At the end of the day, the key to success in an event is to generate positive emotional states. An event by definition is an event, that is, something that should highlight its importance, and we must use all the possibilities we have at our disposal, and of course, also the technology to seek maximum visibility.
To that end we must work many variables such as creativity (be original, unique, etc.), all on the production (choose the best space for the event, the best restaurants, …), monitor that the technical part works perfectly (sound, audiovisual, lighting), take care of the design (in all corporate aspect, multimedia, web …) and so on. And the activities under this program are very important.
Current trends are moving toward emotional marketing strategies that what they propose is that to make an impact on our guest we must provide stimulating actions getting claiming special and unique moments and situations, trying to fix the difference of our brand in their feelings. The key is, therefore, to generate positive emotional states.
Another issue to consider is the degree of physical activity we want for the activity. Seen from the point of view of the degree of physical activity, it is not the same mount an orientation test in the countryside where they all compete walking (or running) on a circuit of two to eight kilometers to organize an event of painting where they all paint a large painting or theater where they will walk on a stage. How much physical activity are we looking for? Are they young people and want something very active, or are they elderly and want something less physical?. Or maybe you want something different than anything physical, so, board games like strategy games are an option.
And finally, another very important question that often nobody knows or nobody wants to answer, is… the million dollar question; what is our budget for the activity?. Many times people in charge of buying an event do not want to reveal what budget they have because they think what they can find perhaps is cheaper, and the provider, knowing the money they have, will offer something cheaper to more expensive price and will spend every last euro of the budget. Well, we have to say that having that information is vital because it does not waste time or we will lose others, contemplating activities or spaces that are out of our budget. And so that you are calm, we have a list price of our events we can offer previously.
If before organizing an event of Team Building in Barcelona, get all these questions answered, do some preliminary work to get the maximum number of answers to these questions and when we have clear answer to all or most of them, we will be ready to talk with a specialist and advise us and, from there, choose the most appropriate activity for the group and make a great Team Building event in Barcelona.
In Dreams & Adventures, we specialize in helping you. We have the experience, knowledge and professionalism to hear what your needs are and offer the best ideas. Here we have given some of these ideas, but the chances, in most cases, are endless.
You can get tested and practice answering all the questions we ask you at our events, using different filtering levels or find yourself from our extensive catalog of Team Building activities on our website or, if you prefer, call us, we will do all of these questions, tell us your needs and we will spend the best ideas with the corresponding budget.
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