Team building activities can have a number of benefits on a whole workforce; the problem you may face is getting your workforce to want to take part. However, once you rally everyone up and make them understand why it’s important they’re sure to enjoy it.
The main aim of team building activities is to make employees understand why it’s important to work together. They also aim to build relationships, develop new ideas and skills as well as improving the productivity of a company.
Work colleagues are exactly that, work colleagues. People are forced to form some sort of relationship with the people that they work with in order to make their job a little more enjoyable. If you work with people that you don’t like and make it known that you don’t like them then going to work is not an enjoyable experience. Team building exercises develop these relationships into something a little more than just a work colleague. It makes people value their team members more as well as acknowledging their skills. It also integrates new employees with those who have been there for years and who already have established relationships with other members of the team. This ultimately makes new employees feel more comfortable and like they have become part of the already established team.
Every team member will have fun and there’ll be some great memories for everyone to reminisce on for the rest for the rest of the year. Having experienced something together it makes a great conversation starter meaning that all employees will feel much more comfortable around each other.
Team building gives everyone a chance to try roles that are a little bit different; there are so many roles to take between all of the different tasks that you will begin to get to know people’s strengths and weaknesses. You never know, you’re new team manager could be right in front of you.
The clue is in the name, team building involves team work and so as the team begin to understand what technics work best they will be able to adapt this back to the office and become a much better team for it.
All of these positive benefits can be achieved through your staff taking part in a few problem solving tasks, games and challenges. The competitiveness of the activities will bring out everyone’s natural desire to win making them more determined both in and out of the office.
Timmy Franks shares his keen interest on various Team building games which produce a productive and effective workforce.