1. Team work
Team building events create the time to focus on the importance of team work and what is needed to make you a better team. Learning how to work together effectively will create efficiency and knowledge on how to manage each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
Good communication is vital for a high performing team. Team building can help break down barriers in communication and also how to better utilize both verbal and non-verbal forms of communication.
This benefit is often overlooked but I believe is one of the most important to have at any Organizations. Team building events will reinforce the value of having fun and what significant results can actually be achieved when fun is involved.
Bonding is important as it can create that sense of looking out for each other and trust. Team building provides the opportunity to learn about each other and grow respect for each other in a non-threatening and fun environment.
Confidence applies to every single task that someone undertakes and, having it, will produce significant gains in results. Participating in team building exercises in a comfortable, non-threatening situation will help to develop confidence in yourself and others.
Every member of a team has a role to contribute. Being responsible for a role will either ensure it is fulfilled or learnings are taken from it to apply for future. Team building will reinforce how taking responsibility and providing responsibility are both vital contributors to team performance.
Through the tasks and exercises in a team building program, participants will learn more about each other. They will learn strengths, weaknesses, capabilities and fears, with these learnings contributing to a deeper relationship and trust amongst team members.
Participants can gain greater respect for each other. Often this comes down to communication and knowledge, and when delivered in a fun and relaxed environment, greater respect will be a result.
Team building programs can be structured to focus specifically on results, for example, using a team building exercise to develop safety, awareness and healing. If other benefits are achieved through team building, like better communication, this will ultimately lead to stronger results. As you see, the benefits of team building are both far reaching but also intertwined with each other. No matter how you look at it, team building is vital in order to heal and move forward.