We spend the majority of our time at work. As a result, it’s no surprise that your employees want an environment in which they can actively enjoy the work they do, co-workers who appreciate and support them, and a job they can be passionate about.
Corporate team building events are an effective way to meet those needs, but this isn’t the only time it can be an effective tool for your organization.
Here are six other times team bonding events can be the solution you need to create a successful and effective team.
1. You have an existing team which needs to refocus for a new challenge
Team building activities can be a great way to help your team reset and bring them back to basics by having them focus their creativity and talents on a project that isn’t related to the work they have been doing.
Giving them the opportunity to unwind while continuing to develop and hone their skills, you can feel confident that your employees will be ready for the next big project.
2. A new team which is not yet a cohesive unit
Team building is a great way to help a team develop relationships with one another by giving them the opportunity to interact in a more natural way, while also being given the chance to demonstrate their strengths and bare their weaknesses.
By putting your employees in an environment where everyone is at the same level, it helps them learn how to work together and support one another, creating a more unified team.
3. As part of management and leadership development programs
Taking part in a teambuilding activity teaches your management team how to better interact with one another, and gives them the tools they need to help interact with their team and uncover hidden talent to help their department succeed.
4. A team in the aftermath of major change/reorganization
Change has a way of creating tension and discourse in your workplace, even when the change is for the better. Taking you team away from the office and giving them an opportunity to refresh can help reenergize your employees, remind everyone that you're in this to succeed as a team and gives your group with some much-needed positivity.
It is also a great opportunity to discuss the changes, clarify what they mean for the team and address concerns in an environment that is less formal.
5. A problematic team, where conflicts are getting in the way of productivity
The improved communication that comes with a team building event also helps to lower the possibility of conflicts within the office. Conflict is natural in some workplace situations, but organizing a business-wide bonding event will allow groups that don't always see eye-to-eye the chance to get to know each other better and will help to develop inter-team relationships to reduce conflict.
6. An international project team whose members only meet occasionally
It can be hard to feel like you are part of a team when you’ve never met or only see each other a few times a year.
Luckily, with the technological advancements, your teams can now bond without ever leaving their home base. This gives them the opportunity to bond as if they were working out of the same space.
At the end of the day, corporate team building events are the perfect way to build trust between peers, reduce workplace conflict, encourage communication and develop collaboration. At the same time you will show your employees that your company is willing to invest in them - creating a happier and more enjoyable atmosphere within the office.
Do you want to start planning your team building event? Contact Teambonders today, we would be more than happy to help!