TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES: EFFECTIVE TEAMS WORK BETTER
Great teams are always an asset to a company. Effective teams work better and aid the company to stay competitive. A team with a strong leader, cohesive team members, and effective manner of communication strategies succeeds. Unfortunately, such a team will not pop up one fine morning. Efforts are to be put in. This is where team building comes into the picture.
Patrick Lencioni, in his book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, has observed that “Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that is the ultimate competitive advantage because it is so powerful and so rare. No statement can emphasize the importance of team building more.
According to Beer (1980), team building is the process of diagnosing the work style of a team and suggesting and executing changes to enhance the performance of the team. So, team building is necessary when there is something wrong with the performance of the team and changes must be made. Team building activities are one of the best tools to ensure a high-functioning team.
Why do Effective Teams Work Better?
The first impression of a team-building activity is that “Oh! The same old paintball games.“ But that is not true. Team building is not always about paintball games or other irrelevant activities to waste. A good team-building activity can improve morale and instill cohesiveness. It can also increase productivity and motivation and even solve an issue that is hampering the team’s performance. It is only because team-building activities are great ways to invest in a team, that Harvard Business Review dedicated one entire article on just “Team-Building Exercises for Tough Times.”
Team building activities do not work most of the time because such activities are not well-planned or executed. Poorly planned exercises will not just be unsuccessful but can also negatively affect the team structure. There is a need for proper follow-up after the execution of the activities. Team building activities can yield expected benefits only if annual team building events are integrated into the overall company structure.
Strengthscape is a training and leadership development firm, based in Bangalore, India. We began our journey modestly in 2007. Our hard work and dedication have resulted in several innovative and inspiring interventions for the needy. In our 11 years of journey, we were able to gain a reputable name among our selected clients.
We believe in the importance of reinforcing teamwork every day. Hence, we, with our 25 trainers are happy to inform you that we provide a wide range of team-building exercises that work in bringing about team cohesiveness, which is relevant and that guarantees results. Our activities assure a message to take back and are tailor-made according to the clients’ needs hence each activity is unique.
We also provide a pre-and post-design intervention to bring about team cohesiveness followed by one-to-one coaching of the team leaders and members, ensuring that any team-building intervention is not just fun but also fruitful and brings a high return on investment.Contact us if you are interested in a team building related training program that is tailored to the needs of your organization or team.