As an owner or manager at your company, you often hear about the characteristics that are key to a high performing team – communication, alignment, equal contribution, strong role management and many others.
The question is, if your team is lacking in these areas, how can you make them better? The answer is through successful team building programs.
Teambonders has listed the five key qualities of a successful team, and how team building events can help improve them.
1 - High-quality communication
Communication is the key to everything we do and is vital for any successful business. Being able to communicate improves idea sharing, minimizes conflict and increases productivity.
Team building activities help break down barriers to communication so that your team members can work together to achieve one clear goal. It will also teach your team the difference between verbal and non-verbal forms of communication and how they can be utilized more successfully.
2 - Contributing equally to the team
Every member of your team has a role to play, but sometimes they are unable to play their part. Maybe they feel overpowered by someone with a bigger personality, perhaps they are unable to put their thoughts into words, or maybe they don’t have confidence in themselves.
Whatever the reason may be, team building activities have a way of highlighting each team members strengths so that they are put in a role (and a team) where they can be successful, maximizing their productivity and efficiency.
3 - Strong leadership
Every team needs some form of leadership to help keep them focused. But recognizing leadership qualities in a corporate environment, where business culture, rules, job descriptions and titles sometimes outshine individuals, can be difficult.
Participating in structured team building activities, can make it easier to identify leadership qualities in individuals. It can even help members of the team uncover characteristics they didn’t know they had.
4 - Trusting each other
Having confidence in yourself, and others, is another critical aspect of working as a team. You need to be able to trust all of your team members to do their part.
Team building can help strengthen confidence in yourself and others. By asking your employees and colleagues to work together in a more relaxed environment, they can demonstrate their strengths and weaknesses, allowing themselves and others to become more confident in their abilities.
5 - Respecting other ideas
Friendly competition is a big part of being successful - it helps us push each other to greatness. The problem is that sometimes our competitiveness and need for success in a corporate environment can cause us to inadvertently undermine or overshadow those around us.
By participating in a team building activity in a comfortable, relaxed and professional environment, where the competition is inherently friendly, your team members can take the time to get to know one another and appreciate each other for their unique contributions to the group.
For more information on how team building can help you build a better team, contact us today.