Why Choose Small Group Team Building?
Despite its reputation for being, well, lame, team building is the most important investment you can make for your people. It builds trust, mitigates conflict, encourages communication, and increases collaboration. Effective team building means more engaged employees, which is good for company culture and boosting the bottom line. It can also be adventurous and enjoyable if you do it with a little pizzazz.
Here are a few of the ways that the fun of a Small Group Team Building program can help YOU and YOUR business succeed:
- Better Relationships
Team building provides a chance for the team to participate together in an experience where everyone starts with an equal level of knowledge about the given task. The novelty requires people to draw on and create team process skills to complete the task successfully. The challenge of a new experience also requires employees to collaborate and work together in close proximity, which helps to develop relationships quickly.
- Improved Communication
Team building is useful for breaking down barriers between individuals through group participation in activities. People who are not used to working together get a chance to participate and work as a team. By working through a task, the multiplicity of skills within the team is highlighted and the group learns new ways of working together. Team-building activities that highlight communication allow participants to experience for themselves the importance of good communication and develop new ways of accomplishing this.
Through the tasks and exercises in a team building program, participants will learn more about each other. They will learn strengths, weaknesses, capabilities and fears, with these learnings contributing to a deeper relationship and trust amongst team members.
A positive and enthusiastic team will create good morale in the workplace. Team building programs can often identify barriers to positive morale and highlight strategies to create more fun and positivity in day-to-day work.
Participants can gain greater respect for not only each other but also for the company and its direction through a team building program. Often this comes down to communication and knowledge, and when delivered in a fun and relaxed environment, greater respect will be a result.
Team building days can help to reinforce the values and vision of a company and can contribute to the overall organisational culture. Sometimes team building programs reinforce a culture and other times they may actually evolve a culture.
This benefit is often overlooked but I believe is one of the most important to have in any workplace. Team building events will reinforce the value of having fun in the workplace and what significant results can actually be achieved when fun is involved.
- Team work
Team building events create the time to focus on the importance of team work and what is needed to make you a better team. Learning how to work together effectively will create efficiency and knowledge on how to manager each other’s strengths and weaknesses.