Team building is a collective term for various types of activities used to enhance social relations and define roles within teams, often involving collaborative tasks. ... Many team-building exercises aim to expose and address interpersonal problems within the group.
Key Learning Points:
Networking, socializing, and getting to know each other better.
Socializing and making friends in the workplace is one of the best ways to increase productivity in the office. Not only does it increase morale in the office, it also allows for the office to work better solving everyday workplace issues.
Teamwork and boosting team performance.
Team bonding activities also improve workplace projects that involve teamwork. After completing team building activities together, employees better understand each other’s strengths, weaknesses, and interests. This understanding helps them work even better together on future progress vital to a company.
Competition and bragging rights.
Competition has been shown to increase production. So, by channeling that increased production into a fun, inclusive team building activity, employees can bond in a way impossible by other means.
Celebration, team spirit, fun, and motivation.
After any sports team wins a major championship, they celebrate and have fun. This motivates them to want to win even more. This extreme example shows that the celebration, cheering, and fun that come with every Team Bonding event can motivate employees to bring their job to the next level.
Collaboration and the fostering of innovation and creativity.
People tend to have a larger imagination when they are around people they are comfortable with. So, successful team building events not only bring people closer together but they also lead to more successful and creative workplace ideas. Also, everyday workplace collaboration is key to a successful business. For example, a coach always has assistants to help out when needed.
Communication and working better together.
To no surprise, communication and working better together is the top reason why people choose team building. Everybody wants a friendly work environment, where people are comfortable and happy to talk to and work with anyone.