In terms of corporate development, team-building exercises are important not for the immediate experience of the activities performed by the team, but also for the group skills, communication and bonding that result. The activity, be it an obstacle course or a treasure hunt, is merely the means to the end: the main goal of team-building is to improve productivity and motivation.
Team building activities are most effective when they are focussed around achieving a specific goal. It is important to understand the dynamics at play between groups of individuals within your organisation and to consider what outcome you would like to achieve. The most common reasons for investing in team building include:
- To encourage lateral thinking, problem solving and creativity, for increased productivity
- To identify those with leadership potential or additional skills
- To help build confidence and trust between team members
- To reward the team and make them feel valued and supported
- To increase motivation and morale during periods of challenge, pressure or expansion
By taking employees out of the office helps groups break down barriers, eliminates distraction, and have fun. Team building is now one of the most widely used group-development activities in an organisation with benefits so significant that many have incorporated team building strategies into their standard training programmes
The most challenging aspect of choosing a team activity is selecting an appropriate event; a successful activity requires participants to work together and rely on each other to complete tasks and challenges, drawing on the combined talents of the group as a whole which encourages everyone to participate without pushing employees beyond their capabilities.
Having worked with some of the region’s leading team building event companies our experienced conference & events team can help you plan and manage your event, meaning that you can relax and trust that you and your company’s expectations and objectives are met.
From “It’s a Knockout” team challenges to murder mystery dinners, clay pigeon shooting and so much more we are certain that our team can create your perfect event.