“Team building” is a term you probably first encountered years ago. Maybe when you were in elementary school and your class had to work together to solve a puzzle. Or at camp when your bunk was tasked with completing a group scavenger hunt or catching each other in trust falls.
And yes, you’ve probably done team-building activities – and maybe played some icebreaker games – in the workplace.
Why Team-Building Activities are important:
Besides offering up a fun and creative alternative to bonding over happy hour, team-building activities provide companies and employees with plenty of added benefits.
At the base level, team building allows people to get to know each other—their interests, their strengths and weaknesses, and how they communicate, among other things, teams at work can and should do the same thing,”
Team-building activities also build camaraderie and trust—one of the most important aspects of a successful team. “Building a sense of trust amongst teammates allows people to bring the full power of their skills, personalities, and who they are to work.
Finally, team-building activities can help remind people that work is never just about them—it’s about the entire group. When you’re encouraged to do something together, rather than solo, it brings to life the idea that the group’s success – and ultimately the company’s – should be a priority. This can be a particularly useful learning experience for teams that struggle with teamwork, are overly competitive, or lack unity and confidence as a result of a bad manager or hard times.
Tivoli Events offer team building and team development programs that are aligned to your business strategy. We use experiential learning techniques to create powerful insights in your team to help them develop more effective ways to work with their colleagues. We spend time with our clients to understand their needs and objectives and then help them select a product that best suits their outcomes.
If you’re thinking of hosting a team-building event for your team, you might feel unsure which activities are the best to include. Which ones are the most effective and which ones are plain gimmicks.
In this comprehensive resource, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about organizing a successful team building event for your employees. Whether you are the owner of an innovative new startup or the HR manager for a major firm, the activities you include in your event greatly influence its success.