Whether you have a small or a large team behind you in your office you’ll need to keep them happy and do your best to try and provide a positive working environment. The way you do it is entirely up to you, but team building activities are a great way of providing the feel-good factor in your business, and we’re going to be looking at five great reasons why team building activities are important for you and your team.
Collaboration and Communication
Helping your team to bond with each other helps to encourage teamwork and collaboration. You can do this with activities which help people to connect, by getting them to take part in team building exercises they’re forced to communicate, and their ability to do that has to be pin sharp. It will not only improve their communication skills but get them to see each other in positive light and help them bond.
Team building exercises usually centre around getting results, they foster problem-solving skills, communication skills (which we’ve just mentioned) and of course conflict resolution. It can be anything from finding your way out of a room, to working your way through a maze or carrying out physical tasks in an outdoor area.
This is especially good if there are some new team members, or you’ve just put one team together for the first time taken from different parts of your company. When your staff get to know each other better it helps with productivity and helps increase morale, and when there are problems, your team are much better able to work them out together.
Boost Team Performance
A team building activity will lead to better team performance as each person better understands each other’s interests, strengths and of course, their weaknesses. By doing this, they bond on each other’s’ stories and as a result their performance at work will benefit.
Team Spirit & Celebrations
If they win at a team building activity then this fosters the feel-good factor on winning, and it will encourage and motivate them to win more often. All that cheering and celebration not only helps with bonding, but it also helps to develop a healthy sense of competition.
So, there are 5 very good reasons why you should try out some team building activities for your business. You should see some vast improvement in their ability to communicate, empathise, collaborate and work better together, which should lead to increased productivity and a happier working environment for all.