We know it can take a while to generate trust and confidence between team members. Taking time to have your group participate in team building activities can help enrich and enhance this process.
Team Building is an important part of any corporate group or organization. Here are some reasons you and your team should start doing these types of activities today:
This one is fairly self-explanatory. (I mean, it’s called ‘Team Building’, after all.) Participating in activities of this nature allows your group to find new and creative ways to come together and work as a cohesive team.
Whether you have been at the same job for 5 years or 5 days, interacting with people in an office is different than interacting while playing a game. Your group will get the opportunity to become more familiar all-around with their coworkers.
CHANGE OF PACE:
Planning a team building outing is a great way to break up the monotony of sitting at the same desk Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM. Give your team and break and try something new to spice up the ordinary.
Learning how your team communicates and knowing what communication styles they respond to positively is invaluable information. Allow everyone to give assistance and input and evaluate what type of communication empowers them to succeed.
Spending time doing something fun and interesting is a great way to boost company morale. Even though team building has numerous productivity benefits, it also is something that people tend to view as a reward or a celebration, since it’s a break from the norm.
In team building activities, everyone is responsible for pulling their own weight while also supporting the team. It’s a good way to help your group hold themselves accountable for a task, both at a personal and team level.
You never know who is capable and willing to step up and take charge. Getting your group outside of the office and giving them the opportunity to do so may result in some awesome leadership surprise stand-outs!
Team Building activities are designed around the concept of getting a group to find a solution in a creative way. Getting your team to think outside of the box is a great way to uncover their true resourcefulness.
Giving your group non-work related activities to do together can be a lot of fun. Using teamwork, communication, and creativity to get through a series of games will be a welcomed and exciting challenge for your group.