Team Building Works
Today’s businesses are more open to scrutiny and observation by officialdom, the media, and the public via the internet than ever before. Most firms have cycles of prosperity and lean times, but today’s air of austerity in the business world is apparent for all to see, which is why the smarter business leaders use team building as an important tool in their arsenal.
More businesses are expecting ever higher levels of commitment, value and service from all levels of employee, and particularly demands on management for increased performance under continuous pressure can, with the weight of other responsibilities become a restriction.
This debilitation can make its way down the chain of command, perhaps leading to loss of motivation and job satisfaction. This kind of creeping malaise can be addressed and new angles and dynamics can be introduced by team building exercises.
Professional team building events can give more than a short term adrenalin boost to all levels of employee, creating first-class teamwork, and encouraging every individual to find and realize their own potentials.
They allow colleagues to get to know one another in a different environment to the normal work place, exposing different attitudes, strengths and weaknesses that combine to form a stronger, deeper understanding of team spirit.
Different levels of activity are delivered with the relevance of the occasion, for instance, Team building challenges can be used as warm-up exercises for delegates attending conferences, meetings, staff training sessions where they can open different channels and approaches to recognise solutions from different angles.
The activities can be tailored to be as different as each and every participant themselves. They can be physical or sedentary, mentally challenging or straight forward, and be subtle or obvious as the occasion warrants.
Professional team builders are aware of the fact that each and every team is as different as the people that make it up, and different sets of challenges are applied to different participants. These can be quizzes or puzzles, brain stretchers or teasers.
They could involve anything from moderate exercises to extreme sports, but overall, the professions will deliver a satisfying balance of fun with team integration and development.
Team building is important for many different areas of business. One of these is networking, where it is common for the members of networking groups to team build in order to get the best results from their networking strategy.
One networking group with a proactive team building strategy is The ROOM, a Bedford based weekly networking group that is focused on passing new business introductions between its members. Relationships are the key to making networking a lead generation tool for your business. Get to know your contacts as well as you can and you will ultimately profit from those relationships.
The activities available in these programmes are made as varied and variant as the make-up of each and every team is. Every team will need stimulus of differing levels, what one team may find banal or patronising, and will give them no challenge or fulfilment, may suit another team exactly.
In the field of outdoor team building exercises, some would relish the challenge of rock climbing, or building river crossings, where others would be more suited to perhaps treasure hunting, or even cooking a barbecue.
Whatever it takes, the plan is there to bring out the team’s true potential.