When any company and its employees grow, it can be difficult to establish that close bond between employees. Sometimes it’s good to get away from the office and allow relationships to flourish and dynamics evolve. Team building is an excellent tool for facilitating a harmonious team, producing engaged employees and therefore giving your business that extra edge.
Team Tactics have provided a few reasons why team building might be a useful addition to your company:
It’s amazing what a trip out with the company can offer. It creates a positive vibe that the company cares – remember a happy working environment is treasured much more highly than money. This improved wellbeing will develop a tighter team and closer relationships between managers and staff, enabling them to express new ideas or improvements and provide a more positive outlook and fresh involvement within the company.
Develop new skills
Trying new things helps develop new skills your team never knew they had; especially if the team building event is outside of their comfort zone. This can really offer greater challenges and much larger rewards as it forces teams to work more closely and think outside the box.
A bonded team offers improved communication, not only between piers but also between hierarchies within the company. A closer team leads to staff feeling much more relaxed in communicating new ideas, improvements or issues they might have. A lack of communication can lead to a frustrated employee and lost opportunities.
Allowing a range of employees working together on the same goal mitigates any hierarchy and brings everyone down to the same level. This allows any previously formed barriers to be broken away and aid in any further communication.
Highlighting strengths and weaknesses
When an employee is completing repetitive tasks, it can be easy to miss their greatest strengths. Taking an employee out of their comfort zone can really highlight areas you may not normally get to see; spotting someone with a great eye for detail or leadership qualities. Not only do the positives come out but so do people’s weaknesses which can highlight any need for potential training.
Productivity & competitiveness
Realising everyone’s potential and having them work as a close team is one of the most important areas of any business that will aid in its growth. When you are working to your full potential then you will remain competitive; with team building events you can help facilitate this competitiveness.
There are many positives to using team building events within your company, not only can you use it to motivate and reward your staff but can also be used as an excellent networking tool for suppliers and valued customers. So, next time you feel your staff and business need a little waking up and revitalisation, then maybe a fun team building event will spark them into life.