It has been close to 3 years for me in the training industry and one question that I have been asked many times is, \u201cWhat should we do after the teambuilding program?\u201d I have seen a lot of teams struggling to carry forward the learning from their event, thus this question is very relevant. \u00a0I have seen teams transformed after teambuilding programs, but when they go back to the \u201creal world\u201d and hit their daily routine, unknowingly all the learning or promises that they made during the program have vanished; either they forget them or they are no longer relevant. No matter how enriching the teambuilding experience is, it can only produce results once the outcomes are practiced in real life.\r\n\r\nBelow are 3 steps that will help carry forward the experiences gained during the teambuilding program.\r\n\r\n \tDocument the Commitments:\r\n It is always advisable that once you are back from a teambuilding program, have a follow-up session with your team as soon as possible. Ask your team about their experiences and encourage every individual to share at least one commitment to help accomplish the desired result. There are different ways to documents the commitments; my suggestion is that you try and make it as visible as possible. Ask everyone to write on a white board or just use sticky notes and put them on the wall. Later during your weekly team meetings, spend no more than 5 minutes to check the commitment status.\r\n \tBe Accountable:\r\nIt\u2019s important to create a culture of accountability and clear communication within a team. Humans spend many years developing their habits and can\u2019t change them overnight. Fulfilling commitments doesn\u2019t necessarily come naturally to everyone. Without holding each other accountable, it is more likely that we might slip back into old habits. So create a culture where employees separate a problem from a person and hold one another accountable for even the small things.When it comes to clear communication, higher management has a very significant role \u2013 they must lead by example. When the leadership team says one thing and does another, it doesn\u2019t send the right message. For example, if the boss says that the values are the core of the company, but when employees don\u2019t live up to the values and there are no consequences, this is not clear communication.\r\n \tCelebrate More:\r\nTeambuilding programs are successful for one important reason \u2013 team members have fun together; but after the program they hardly have fun together. Leaders should look for opportunities to celebrate. Be cautious that your celebration does not become transactional. Cutting a cake or going for a movie can be the worst celebration if you are looking for a team engagement. Instead, try experiences like Mystery Rooms or a cross fit obstacle course, which will enable your team to spend more time together.\r\n\r\nAttending a teambuilding program is just half the battle. It is what happens after that defines your team\u2019s future.