Thursday, 2 November 2017

Why team building works

Becoming friends, or at least closer colleagues
The better you know someone the better you work with that person. Socialising and having some fun in the workplace is one of the best ways to increase productivity in the office. The office morale increases dramatically, people feel better about themselves, their colleagues and the work that they do.

Turbo charging performance
Knowing colleagues better creates dramatically improved teamwork. After completing team building activities together, people better understand each other’s strengths, weaknesses, and interests. Attitudes within the workplace can significantly improve simply because staff understand each other so much better.

Competitive edge
Allowing teams and groups to compete with each other in fun and enjoyable activities then translates into that same desires being manifest to do the best possible job on a day-to-day basis.

Enjoying the moment
Watch how any sports team celebrity winning a league championship or knockout cup. That moment of victory spurs players on to the next level of competition and performance – exactly the same can be achieved within the work environment through team building activities.

Improved thinking
Once colleagues becoming more comfortable with each other, they feel freer to express themselves. Often as a result of team building you will find staff that until now have been reluctant to be proactive in the workplace, take on a new persona.

That old chestnut ‘Communication’
Rarely when talking to staff about their working environment is internal communication not placed high on the list of areas in which they believe the company could improve. What they often do not realise is that they contribute to the problem through their poor communication skills and reluctance to engage. Team building activities breaks down communication sensitivities both at a staff-to-staff and staff-to-management level.

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