The importance of team building within the workplace seems more relevant now than ever before, with companies starting to realise all its benefits.
One of the main advantages of team building is that it helps to boost employee morale. Not only that, it allows for closer friendships to form within the workplace, enhances better working relationships, and it’s the ideal way to share creativity, ideas, and learn new skills.
Team building brings numerous benefits to the workplace:
- Teamwork- Great teamwork enhances productivity. An encouraging team building activity or exercise is the ideal way to get your employees working as one.
- Responsibility- As much as teamwork is the key to success, taking responsibility is vital to effective teamwork. Team members must have their own responsibilities and roles within the team.
- Communication- some employees may find it challenging to make new friends and work with people they are unfamiliar with. Team building exercises help to break down barriers by opening up communications, making it easier for them to interact with other company members that are outside their workgroup.
- Bonding- Team building helps to promote employee bonding. You usually find that once employees have gotten to know each other away from all the stresses and in a more relaxed environment, they tend to create bonds and work a lot quicker.
- Skill finding- Team building helps the team to determine who excels at which particular skills. This way, you can position the right person in the right role, making a better, stronger and more viable team.
- Fun- Team building encourages workers to not only perform well in the office but also to spend some fun time together outside of work too, both of which are extremely important. Every once in a while, it’s good to relax and have some competitive fun.
What team building activities to choose?
Ok, now that we’ve considered the benefits of team building in the workplace it’s time to think about ways to make it happen. You need to think carefully about the next step and the activities you plan. Your team doesn’t want to feel like they are in a team-building exercise, they want to have a fun day out that just happens to allow them to do so.
Think outside the box. Why not organise a corporate 5-a-side football tournament?