Team Building is often associated with being non-serious and not convincing enough to invest the time and effort into it. Despite this being the first impression of many about Team Building, it is one of the most important investments you can make for your people. It provides a non-threatening environment that encourages open communication, breaks down barriers, builds trust and fosters collaboration.
Many people believe more strongly in Employee Engagement. Well, the good news is that Team Building means more engaged employees, which is good for company culture and results in increased revenues and lesser attrition. Some of the best places to work around the world are those that have benefited from this investment in Team Building.
Here are three handy tips you could keep in mind when you are considering Team Building activities for your people.
1. Decide what is the purpose of the Team Building Event – Fun or Learning?
A ‘Fun Team Building Event’ should feel like a day away from Office, which simply means that it should be a day away from Office! The top agenda must be Team Bonding, that takes place most naturally and effectively by spending time together, sharing an experience or working towards a common goal.
A ‘Learning Team Building Event’ is a powerful way of bringing out leadership lessons and/ or practical takeaways, and a more effective engagement option for Senior Management and Leadership groups as compared to traditional methods of training and engagement.
2. Decide what you want to do – Try out new things.
If you are thinking of taking your team out for a company picnic or a team lunch & beer, you might want to think again. Choosing something unique and slightly outside of people’s comfort zones can encourage them to bond together in new ways and reminisce about it. This can hugely help improve the overall morale of your team and result in benefits to the business too.
3. Decide who will help you do it – Trust only the experts.
Team Building can also be an adventurous, enjoyable and memorable experience if you choose the right Team Building partners to plan and execute it for you. Leave it to the Experts – Yelohat! Yelohat is India’s premiere Team Building company that provides fun and meaningful Team Building solutions for their clients in India and Asia. Contact us now for your best ever Team Building event.
Posted by Anuradha Prusty on 18th October 2016.
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