Team Building was never my favorite thing to do. I used to be the type that, when the powers that be would utter those two little words, would fill up with anxiety and trepidation. I have been part of a couple of organizations that felt team building was essential. In getting their people to work better, smarter and in a more cohesive way. And since being force feed many a different types of team building I have definitely have change my opinion. I have come to understand and see that team building can help in so many areas. Including interpersonal relationships, office communication, staff collaboration and in part the company’s success.
You hear it all the time; team building helps build enthusiasm, confidence and trust. And for so many employers performance is the name of the game and team building is a way to get there.
Why Team Building is a Necessity
Whether you’re keen on team building or not, there is a long list of good reasons why the experience can help any company’s crew.
• Creates an amusing and entertaining environment
• Influences an atmosphere where employees can get to know each other better
• Builds and supports motivation
• Fosters creativity and efficiency
• Enhances innovative problem solving
• Boosts employee interactions
• Unites staff to work together, pool resources and accommodate one another
• Develops mutual respect
• Improves team development and performance
• Empowers the team
Team Building Gets Results
Study after study has proven that when we experience hands on learning as a team it produces positive outcomes. Regularly office team building will end in success for one and all. If done right, no matter the size of the organization, there are a whole host of reasons that team building get results. First and foremost, a winning team building experience inspires comradeship, increases optimism, develops skills, encourages productivity and in the end helps us to recognize our own strengths and weaknesses. And on the flip side, understanding your team and the influences that stimulate, encourage and drive them to shine is half the battle to getting the best out of employees. And while it take works, in the end a cohesive team is one of the secrets to a productive and successful organization.