Managing a team is no easy task, as well as being accountable for projects and key deliverables, managers are required to lead, motivate, coach and develop their teams for success. Strong teams are a result of good relationships, enthusiasm and passion paired with great leadership.
Team building events can help build effective working relationships amongst employees, encourage friendships and motivate them to deliver. Furthermore, getting them out of the office for a change of scenery and social activity will be a refreshing change to refuel and spark their creativity. Let’s face it, everyone enjoys socialising, making friends and having a bit of fun!
The success of team building events has been evident for many years, so what will this investment get you in return?
A Team That Gets Along
Allowing your team to socialise and be placed in a different environment means they will develop friendships as they get to know each other and chat about their personal lives. A successful company culture will embrace different personalities and design exercises that will have a positive impact on the team.
Team building exercises offer the opportunity to break down walls and barriers amongst employees and allow them to focus on their strengths rather than their differences.
After participating in such exercises, most employees feel motivated, enthusiastic and confident amongst their teams.
Trust In One Another
Sometimes trust between the company and employees is crucial depending on the nature of the work you do, team building exercises can be designed to have teams depend on each other to accomplish something, which will later enhance their approach to team work.
A team that gets along, is highly motivated and has trust in the company they work for, will deliver and be excited about doing it.
An Opportunity To Acknowledge Staff
Recognizing employees publicly and highlighting their work in a specific area of the business is a great way to send a strong message to the attendees about your company values and how such accomplishments lead to the overall success of the company.
When deciding on your next team exercise, consider the interests of your employees as well as their physical abilities. You will want to select an appropriate activity that will help you reach your goals. However, it is important to ensure your events have real purpose and value as opposed to a ‘day out of the office’. Be strategic with your ideas and add an element of fun to reap the true rewards of team building events.
Was this post helpful? Send us a message to let us know and if you need help planning your next team building event, set up your free consultation.
Ruby Sohi is founder and lead event planner at Royal Blue Events Management. She has extensive experience in event production and marketing. Actively involved in the community, she volunteers for the Sikh Foundation of Canada and Women of Influence. She is also a board member for the American Marketing Association (Toronto) serving as VP of Programming & Events. Ruby has delivered events across Canada and is passionate about enhancing the industry and empowering women. Read her full bio here.