Benefits of Team-Building
How do you feel about team-building? Does it make you groan just to consider that question? You’re not alone. Team-building is something that’s got a reputation for being cheesy and lame, but in fact, it’s one of the most important things you can do for your organization. How can you create experiences that actually allow you to reap the benefits of team-building?
What are the benefits, anyway? Effective team-building creates engaged employees and a cohesive company culture. It can be fun, adventurous, and enjoyable if it’s done right, and when employees have a good time as a team, they also work better as a team. That’s not just good for morale, it’s good for business.
The first step in successful team-building is creating events that don’t feel like work. If your focus is on activities that teach your team members something, your team-building won’t be as powerful. Your employees need time to share an experience or work toward a goal together so that they can connect and bond. Do something fun, unique, interesting, and maybe just a little bit outside of the team’s comfort level, whether it’s zip-lining, line dancing, or heading off to a sporting event.
Don’t be afraid to spend some money. You don’t need to take your team off on a tropical vacation or some other wildly expensive adventure, but don’t skimp, either. The money you spend on team-building isn’t a splurge, it’s an investment. Ultimately, a team that works well together will benefit your bottom line, and you’ll more than recoup your team-building money.
Finally, take the team-building energy back to work with you. Create opportunities that allow people to interact and connect, in ways that have nothing to do with your regular meetings, tasks, and presentations. Encourage team members to create and share goals for themselves, and carve time into the schedule for people to share and celebrate achievements that happen outside of work. If your team is laughing together, is excited about your team-building before it happens, feels a sense of accomplishment once it’s over, and maintains their bond when they’re back at work, you’re doing it right.
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