Team Building…You must have heard the term a thousand times and it must sound really familiar to you but do you actually know what it means? Don’t worry because in this post we’ll tell you everything you need to know about it.
Team building refers to the activities organised by companies to encourage team work and improve relationships between employees. In general, these activities are generally of a recreational nature, particularly related to outdoor sports, and outside of normal working hours.
Rowing, paintball, go-kart racing and even football are some of the activities that, as well as involving physical exercise, mean that employees work in a team, so that you and your colleagues trust each other more and that each one gives his/her best in order to achieve a common goal.
But why do companies organise these team building days? These activities are often common in companies that want to improve the productivity of their employees and those who take part benefit in various ways, such as:
- Improved personal communication among employees, and, as a result, more trust and greater camaraderie.
- More positive attitude
- A greater feeling of belonging to the company
- Personal and professional growth
- Improved leadership skills
- Identification of the team’s strengths and weaknesses
- Greater motivation of employees
- Stimulation of trust
- Strengthened teamwork
- Increased creativity
In addition, since the activities take place in the open air, this makes it easier to break down barriers, so that employees can get to know those with whom they don’t normally work but with whom they discover that they share the same hobbies.
In short, team building is a tool that any company can use to resolve existing difficulties, increase motivation or simply encourage personal growth.
So if you are asked if you want to participate in a team building activity, don’t hesitate! Not only will you have a good time but you will also find out more about yourself and your colleagues and improve the atmosphere at work.