When done correctly, teambuilding activities will give your team the opportunity to have a high-impact learning opportunity. At the same time your team will have the chance to increase their team skills, as well as the way they communicate with each other. This will eventually result in a higher morale. And this will lead to a much higher productivity. Every participant will have a chance to have a success experience with the team while they realize a task that has challenged the group. While doing this, they will have experienced that the only way to achieve this is through a better communication pattern with each other.
When all goes well, the team members will come back to the office with a new sense of pro-activity with each other. At the same time they will feel that the only way to accomplish a next rush (victory experience) they will have to obtain a very pro-active work attitude.
But before I go deeper into the advantages of teambuilding activities, I want you to see this inspirational speech of Al Pacino. Listen to his words and what happens with the team:
The team building advantages summarized:
Better way of communication
When team building usually the barriers between team members will be lowered as they have to participate in group activities that can only function when these ‘walls’ between participants are lowered to the max. Each skill of individual members will be put in the spot light and looked upon as an asset that can be used in order to achieve the group goal. In order to achieve the maximum result, they will find out that the only way to do it right is to start acting as a group/team. There are specific team building activities that are designed in order to highlight the importance of proper communication. Within these activities the members will experience themselves what good communication will do for themselves as well as for the group. They will find new ways of communication in order to accomplish the tasks that these activities give them as the challenge.
Team Roles defined
Competences are necessary for a good team. But we are dealing with the soft skills of participants. Call them talents if you want. Some people are born leaders and don’t need to twist arms in order to focus solely on the team’s objectives and they don’t have hard feelings in order to be able to delegate. And some others love to fix the details and want to check everything they have produced for errors. While teambuilding the members will be able to discover what skills are most valuable for each member. They are sort of capable of finding their talent or niche within the team. The team efforts only get the best of everybody. And this will result in a better performing team.