Team Building Activities
If you have been working as part of a cohesive and highly motivated team then chances are you have been enjoying coming to work most days. Collaborating with your colleagues has been fun and together you have achieved a great deal! In this productive and enthusiastic atmosphere you may have produced your best work to date.
High morale teams are not only great to be a part of, but they will help you reach far greater heights than teams struggling with motivation and positivity. Several studies have shown that happy individuals have a greater ability to think laterally and creatively, succeed in their careers, think on their feet, cope with a variety of challenges and work well with other people. The more positive activities we experience, the likelier we are to manifest positive behaviours such as curiosity, discovery, creativity - all vital ingredients for progress.
Team building is all about positive experiences! The events are designed to focus on engagement and communication thus improving and maintaining positive rapport and generating those vital positive emotions that will give teams meaning and a common goal to accomplish and share. Allocating time and resources for your team to bond and connect will promote trust and develop confidence within the team. Regular team building exercises will engage the team in a neutral environment thus removing any obstacles in communication and providing a rewarding positive experience shared by all.
As the economic climate has been a touch tumultuous of late, most companies have looked at improving and enhancing the level of employee engagement in the company. Shifting teams’ thinking and behaviours from negative to positive, from disengaged to actively engaged is a critical step that management has to take responsibility for. Getting over the antiquated beliefs that team building is merely ‘time wasting’ and ‘extra work generating’ is an important step in increasing staff retention, productivity and positive social media exposure.
The total sum of benefits, positive emotions and productive relationships resulting from team building activities vastly exceeds the costs involved in organising such exercises. Teams go through a whole cycle of positivity from excitement in the run up to the event to enjoyment on the day to fond reminiscing post event. They truly are results that keep on giving as a new sense of value and confidence will propel your teams to achieve bigger, better, more things!