“How are you as a team player?” It seems as though we are asked this question over and over.
Whether it’s for an interview or try-outs, your value is inextricable from your ability to work with others on a team. It’s for this reason that most companies have now incorporated time for team-building activities.
By promoting collaboration and communication, team-building events bring people closer together. It’s actually the greatest investment you can make for your team’s health and productivity. If you didn’t know, here are the top 3 reasons you should implement team-building in workplaces and other personality development areas.
Building a strong team starts with building strong connections. These connections are going to determine how well your team works with each other and what your productivity output is going to look like, optimizing their communication and conflict-resolution skills. Team-building activities provide individuals with a new environment to explore their talents, fascinations, and interpersonal relationships with each other in a creative space. Here, people will get to know each other’s quirks and bond over shared interests and brainstorm through their differences. After this, your team should emerge as a stronger more cohesive unit with fortified personal bonds.
Once you’ve been able to encourage good rapport within your team, you’ll want to hone in on their skills. New environments and emerging group dynamics are perfect for exploring creative problem-solving. Allowing your team the freedom to put their minds together toward a common goal can help uncover talents produce ideas you might have never thought would occur. Collaboration is key to the growth of any business, and team-building activities help pave the way for that.
Give them a Challenge
There’s nothing quite as motivating as competition and reward. With low risks and high-returns, team-building activities can provide a healthy and fun competition every budding team needs. For instance, a sci-fi escape room adventure can be the ideal corporate outing to mix challenge and leisure with teamwork and growth. With a playful spirit, team members are incentivized to win the game and go head-to-head with the group’s most prevalent problems and storming through any issues they might encounter. You might be familiar with the phrase “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” and so these activities bolster your team as a whole by lifting up its individuals and working as a heterogeneous unit.
Among all the reasons to have team-building activities, the best one is seeing a tangible improvement in your team’s communication skills and work environment. There’s nothing better than watching your team evolve into its best self and achieving its optimal levels of productivity.