Team building activities have the sole purpose to create a unity within a group of workers by unifying them and strengthening relationships which will consequently lead to a better overall productivity.
Imagine a football team where the left back runs up and down the wing whenever he feels like, without even caring if the right back is covering for him or the midfielders don’t know what the strikers best foot is. I don’t see a team like this going too far, that is exactly what happens to businesses that don’t invest in unifying corporate activities.
The Team is the building block of every successful business. A good solid team should be the motivation behind the success of any company.
By incorporating activities that help bring your employees together, you are not only alleviating stress from the daily work environment, but you will also have the opportunity to observe the dynamics of your group as well as any hidden skills that some of your employees might have.
For instance, the person that is always quiet and unassuming, during a team building game this person could reveal an extraordinary organisation skill as he or she create a plan to help the team win the game. This hidden skill can then be used within your organisation in every day work.
Going back to the football team analogy, team building activities are ideal to connect people from different departments creating key relationships within your enterprise and infusing new life into dormant departments. Remember the left and right backs?
Successful team building also helps to raise the morale of your workforce and the byproduct of that you will notice on your productivity levels. When employees feel good about themselves and their work environment, they not only work better but they also take pride in their daily tasks with many going the extra mile to produce something they are proud of.
Implementing a team building schedule into your calendar will require an investment of time and money but the benefits of connecting different personalities and background within your team are far greater than all the investment needed.
Nowadays in UK there are hundreds of companies specialised in creating team building activities tailored to any business, be it small or large corporations.