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Benefits of Team Building For Businesses

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 09, 2018
FieldHouse, Sudbury, MA - Corporate Team Building

Intense focus helps improve an employee's ability to work with a team.

Team building is an often overlooked, but essential activity for your business. You can use team building to celebrate successes or to mold your employees into a team. Your company benefits through increased cooperation among your employees and a feeling of accomplishment for everyone. Tasks become easier when all employees understand that they are working together for a common goal. Obstacles are overcome when people come together to solve problems. Turf wars are less frequent when your associates understand the importance of everyone's assignments and duties.

Communication

Team building can significantly improve communications among the people in your company. A properly designed and delivered team-building activity will improve the way your people interact in your organization. Skills and techniques are practiced and improved through team building activities and your associates will discover how each department works. Communication in all its forms, from email to face-to-face meetings, are practiced and analyzed for effectiveness. Once every employee understands the needs of other associates and departments, communication among your people improves almost immediately.

Commitment

Commitment to your company and your corporate goals can also improve with team building. When everyone attends a company team building event, company bonding occurs and this commitment strengthens your company. Team building results in everyone pulling in the same direction. By actually experiencing this feeling through team building activities, your team understands what can be accomplished when everyone pulls together for a common goal. Understanding what is important and building a team to accomplish goals, is easier when everyone has experienced exactly how to accomplish it in a team-building session.

Collaboration

You will notice increased collaboration among your departments after an effective team-building session. Barriers to working together will be reduced and obstacles to cooperation will be eliminated. Working together in team-building activities helps your departments to understand what each individual needs from the other members of your company. Actually practicing collaboration techniques in your team building session also provides ample opportunities to learn how to work together to accomplish a goal. Truly understanding the needs of each department member is an additional benefit of your team building program.

Culture

Your employees will have the opportunity to experience and practice your culture during their team building session. Through activities and events, your associates will experience the values of your company and also have the chance to use these values during the team building program. By using these values with their coworkers, your employees will begin to understand your culture and values and why they are important for success. Talking about culture is fine, but actually experiencing it, along with your fellow associates, makes living that culture every day a reality.

For information on corporate team building events, contact The FieldHouse in Sudbury.

Source: smallbusiness.chron.com

What Are the Benefits of Team Building?

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Field House - Corporate Team Building and Events in Framingham, Concord, Sudbury, MA

Improved team performance has many benefits for small employers.

Businesses that take the time to develop employees properly see long-term benefits. Team building is one area of development that is easily overlooked. As a business leader, you can get many benefits from incorporating team-building exercises and activities into your company culture. Team building is worth the time and effort.

Building Trust Among Co-Workers

When co-workers are forced to work on a project outside the scope of normal job duties, they relax and let their guard down. After all, no one will be fired for not solving the scavenger hunt the fastest. When walls are lowered, people engage in creative dialogue seeking solutions to the task at hand. Co-workers realize they are part of a team with a variety of ideas that can help solve problems. The result is greater trust among co-workers when they return to the daily office tasks.

Improving Company Morale

Team-building exercises are meant to be fun and engaging for everyone. Strange team-building exercises, such as building a contraption to catch an egg from a 2-foot drop without it breaking, seem funny at face value. However, the creative solutions come with whacky ideas, often laughter and a combined competitive spirit. These moments overflow into the work environment, giving people a connection and improving overall company morale. Great morale leads to improved productivity.

Better Communication

Team-building exercises are designed to force people to brainstorm about odd problems or talk about themselves in nonwork ways. The exercise forces people to follow the script and talk to one another. This has far-reaching benefits. Not only do co-workers learn more about each other's talents and skills, they might also learn about their cultural history. This opens eyes as to why people might act or speak differently from one another. Business leaders know that a diverse workplace where people respect others' backgrounds and opinions lead to better communication and fewer misunderstandings or conflict.

Uncover Leadership Qualities

When you put a group of people together who don't normally have reason to work with one another, you see natural personalities rise to the top. As a result, the wall-flower might need prodding to engage in the activity. It also allows those with natural leadership abilities to step up and take charge of the activity. Business owners can observe the type of leadership style someone demonstrates: authoritative, coaching or pacesetter. This helps business leaders see how to cultivate existing leaders better and mentor new leaders in the company.

Identify Strengths and Weaknesses

While doing daily activities, people stick to their respective tasks. This isn't always a full picture of what someone's strengths and weaknesses are. Team-building exercises help identify core competencies that employers seek in employees. Competencies include but aren't limited to competitiveness, integrity, influencing, problem-solving and goal setting. Business leaders are able to identify these traits and use this information to build a strong team by investing in building up its people.

For more information on team building events, contact The FieldHouse in Sudbury

Source: smallbusiness.chron.com


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