Team building has become a real buzzword over the last several years and some may be wondering if it is worth all the hype. The most important reason why you would still want to embark on a team building event is because taking employees out of the office helps groups break down political and personal barriers, it eliminate distractions, and of course it is a lot of fun.
The benefits of team-building programs are so significant that many companies have incorporated teambuilding strategies into their yearly training curriculum.
Below are Three very Important Reasons why you should Encourage Team Building in your Company:
Initiates Better Creativity
Everyday life and especially being in an office five days a week can easily become mundane and this is a sure thing to stifle creativity. Just being in a different environment is enough to already open up the creative juices, and even more so with the right team building activities to inspire creativity. One of our favourite team building activities here at Intundla, that drives creativity and also working as a team is the Mission Impossible where teams have to get a vehicle across the dam at Intundla. This environment often gives permission for employees to be more creative and to use their imagination to accomplish the tasks set before them and their newly learned creative problem-solving skills are transferred back to the workplace once the activities are complete.
Opens up Communications Channels
Certain team building exercises are designed to develop skills and techniques that foster better communication. When these skills are practiced during the team building activities the team members discover how each of the members communicate, as well as various other teams within the company. Effective communication is something learned, and needs constant attention to function at an optimum level. Team building and especially in an outdoor environment, creates the ideal platform to build and develop your team’s communication skills.
Creates Strong Commitment
One of the things that happen during a team building event is that everyone pulls in the same direction. When a team or group actually experiences this feeling through team building activities, it gives them an understanding of what can be accomplished with greater collaboration for a common goal. The bonding that takes place during these team building events and their achievements, creates a sense of belonging and reinforces the individuals’ and the team’s commitment.