Team building is an important part of any successful business as it emphasizes the profitability of group problem solving, helps team members and staff understand the communication styles of each individual as groups learn to identify and leverage those individual strengths within the team, heightens the benefits of cooperation versus competition and lastly, creates a fun, relaxed environment that will allow your team some time away from the office and talk about something other than work.
Many team building activities are specifically designed to deliver mental and physical challenges that your team must overcome together. To foster that togetherness, your team must work together to assess each other’s ability and creativity for attacking each challenge. If your goal is to teach your team to work as a group, trust each other, and reach for the best possible outcome, team building activities are for you and your group!
Understanding that different communication styles should be embraced, celebrated and ultimately leveraged to achieve the best possible results is another benefit of team building. Your team members will learn to strategize, asses each member and assign tasks, communicate collectively, and succeed together. Your team will return to the office with a renewed sense of purpose and direction, increased productivity and drive, and will be ready to work collaboratively to contribute to your company’s success.
Allowing time away from the office is a unique opportunity for your team to socialize and talk about something other than work. Chances are, there are no card board boat building professionals or survivor experts in the group, giving everyone a level playing field regardless of company hierarchy when participating in a team building activity. Most importantly, having fun with each other and trusting that “laughter is the best medicine” will go a long way with the mental well being of your team members with the shared experience of a team building activity.
For companies that host team building activities consistently, they know and understand the benefits that these team building activities can deliver for their business. For companies that are exploring team building activities as an option, look no further than some of the worlds top companies and the fact that they have been delivering team building activities for years to achieve better results for their business and company culture.
Team building, team bonding, and conflict resolution can all be achieved through a variety of team building activities. Contact us today and we will help you choose the right activity for your group to see those benefits directly. Here are a few of our favourite quotes from one of our favourite business leaders, Richard Branson.
“Take care of your employees and they will take care of your business”
– Richard Branson
“Healthy, engaged employees are your top competitive advantage. No matter how good your business model is or products are, you still need a stellar team to design, build, improve, sell and service them.”
– Richard Branson