Unfortunately, some people’s experiences with corporate team building have left them with an impression of an out-dated, kumbaya-type event whose only result is a vaguely positive mood that quickly evaporates back at the office. Done correctly, corporate team building is even more relevant to corporate life and success today than ever before.
Widely available technologies are contributing to a more level competitive playing field, providing unprecedented capacity and scalability to organizations of every size. Savvy organizations are realizing that ongoing success depends on augmenting their technology and other capital investments by getting the most added value possible from their human capital.
Corporate team building is itself a technology, a methodology specifically designed to help unleash staff capabilities by breaking down traditional organizational barriers that no longer serve the long-term good. Participants learn problem-solving techniques, develop communication skills and, perhaps most importantly, build trust. Ideally team exercises are customized to the team’s organizational roles, the corporate culture, and company goals.
Here are four ways a well-designed team building program can contribute to building an agile, forward-looking company:
No Team Is an Island
Maximum productivity demands hand-offs management with minimal delays, misunderstandings and push-back. Small teams whose members work well together are good, but not good enough. Corporate events can teach whole teams to work well with one another, making seamless, collaborative operations possible.
It’s All about Reinvention
Survival in an environment rapidly morphing from one trend to another requires willingness to risk reinvention and embrace change—quickly. A commitment to team-building communicates that working together, regardless of changing circumstances, is of paramount importance to the organization, and gives your teams the skills needed to do so.
Leave the Stars on the Red Carpet
Team building provides staff with a visceral experience of recognizing and using each other’s complementary skills and strengths. Valuing the unique contribution of each person on the team is key to moving ahead as one coordinated entity.
All Happiness is Local
Team-building promotes personal connections and friendships that keep staff happier, more engaged in their work and more inclined to stay with the company. Retaining skilled staff and their institutional knowledge supports continuity and reduces cost, making this a true win-win outcome.
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