Is Team Building Effective?
"The action or process of causing a group of people to work together effectively as a team."
Now that is the formal definition of what team building stands for, but what exactly is it? When someone says team building exercise you probably think of things like falling back and trusting that you will have someone else there to catch you but team building can be much more fun and effective than that.
It doesn’t even have to be a challenge. Don’t get us wrong, challenging your team can be a very effective method of team building if you do it right but team building is more than just developing work skills.
It’s also boosting morale and rewarding your employees when they deserve it. And however you decide to do it, it is important to turn your group of individual employees into a cohesive and effective group.
Think about this, you and the team have had quite a trying time at the office. We all have bad days now and then, but this was different.
Suddenly business wasn’t booming like it was before and this took a noticeable toll on the team’s morale. Somehow though, through hard work and preservation, the team managed to claw their way back and restore the business to what it was. Hurray!
Top 4 Indoor Team Events
Pizza Making - Bring the team together with an experience that they will all love. Make your own personalised pizza in a city centre venue.
Crystal Collection - Work together and try your luck in a variety of different tasks and challenges in this unique team building activity.
Times like that are the perfect opportunity to show some appreciation for your employees by treating them to a meal out or an evening cocktail making.
Team building is also about strengthening your team’s bond with each other, not just with you, the boss. A dinner or a cocktail making evening is great for this too but a more challenging activity forces employees to really engage with one another.
Activities like escape rooms are particularly good at this, requiring players to think together, support one another and use their heads in order to escape in time. Likewise, activities like paintball force employees to communicate more effectively and think carefully under pressure so they can make sensible decisions quickly.
4 Outdoor Team Activities
Smartphone City Treasure Hunt - Explore your way around your chosen city as you work in teams to answer questions and complete tasks.
It's a Knockout - A fun filled day that your whole team can get involved in. Wet, wild and wacky, bring out the friendly competition within you all!