Team Bonding

Whether you have a workforce of five or five thousand, there’s no better
motivational strategy than focused teambuilding.

There’s a common misconception with
teambuilding activities that they are dull, stuffy and boring with images of
hot, unnaturally lit and thoroughly uninspiring conference venues springing to
the forefront of our minds. Teambuilding should be about banishing these
ideologies and mixing elements of fun with specific teambuilding strategies in
order to help a team bond, communicate, listen and work together. Clear aims and
objectives should be set so everyone knows exactly what it is they are trying
to achieve. 

Simply holding a few ice breaker games
isn’t going to cement your team into working as a unit. Instead, by thinking
outside of the box and taking individuals outside of their comfort zones,
barriers will be broken and strong working relationships will be built. For
example, consider activities which incorporate physical and mental challenges
and get delegates adrenaline pumping – whether that’s competing for points and
prizes or giving them the chance to get stuck into exhilarating rides or
experiences. Look at activities that are designed to challenge, provoke fun and
thrill participants, and that complement and support motivational and
leadership programmes.

So why is it so important that teambuilding is built in to your company’s event plans for 2013? Well, for a start,
a well-motivated team is much more likely to achieve the goals and objectives
of the organisation. By working together, teams gain motivation by
understanding the company’s ambitions and every individual’s role in achieving
them.

Developing the trust and confidence of
your employees, not only with each other but with the company itself is hugely
important too. A team that feels comfortable around each other and can
communicate with ease, creates the perfect environment for new ideas to be
generated. Employees who feel as though their voice is being heard as part of
the bigger picture will be encouraged to share their thoughts, and company
processes and procedures can often be improved as a result.

Teambuilding is about creating memorable
experiences but it should also inspire ideas that increase sales, reduce costs,
limit staff turnover and cut sickness rates. With that in mind why wouldn’t you
build it in to your 2013 plans?

Any comments? Email sarah@mashmedia.net

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