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SOLO’S FINE, BUT TEAMS SHINE: WHY TEAM BUILDING WORKS

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Great companies are built on good work, thriving company culture, and teamwork.

If your office environment doesn’t inspire an “all-for-one” group dynamic, you could be missing out on true success. Let’s examine why team building works and how you can apply team exercises to your business.

DOES YOUR TEAM NEED A BOOST?

Every office has them: loners, clock-watchers, and introverts. They show little interest in work beyond their own desks, don’t associate with their coworkers, and put in the minimum effort expected for the same gain as everyone else.

If this description applies to more than a few outliers in your office, you may need some serious adjustments.

A proper team building program will help redirect thought and action, encouraging the most standoffish staff to participate in making your company great.

Let’s examine why team building works and how it can affect your business.

WHAT TEAM BUILDING CAN DO FOR YOUR BUSINESS

PROVIDE YOUR STAFF WITH A SENSE OF PURPOSE

When your workers feel needed and that their opinions make a difference, you can count on them to contribute to future projects. Workers with a sense of worth are also more likely to remain with your company for the long term.

ENCOURAGE TEAMWORK TO CREATE A TEAM

Help your employees understand that everyone’s opinions and ideas make up the success of the team. Individual contributions may not form the finished project, but each person has a say in its progression. Teamwork will have everyone on staff rooting for one another, resulting in an environment where work can flourish.

MORE INCLUSION, LESS DISAFFECTION, GREATER SATISFACTION

Team building increases job satisfaction because it contributes to employees’ personal wellness, expands their interpersonal work relationships and provides a sense of corporate culture. It feeds the need for skill growth and improvement in ways that don’t always include books, lectures and video presentations.

TEAM BUILDING IS TEAM BONDING

Team members exchange more than just project ideas in the process of team building. They share personal information and begin to trust and count on one another outside the team experience, and even outside the office.

INCREASE COMMUNICATION CAPABILITIES

Teamwork’s objectives include clear communication in pursuit of a shared goal. When team members’ skills improve with one another, their skills also carry over to client relationships.

GREATER PRODUCTIVITY

The sum of a team’s work is greater than the individual parts. Stellar ideas from one person or department that stand little chance of development have a louder voice on a faster track when part of a team project.

Team building helps teams understand one another’s strenghts and work seamlessly through common goals.

WHY TEAM BUILDING WORKS

MANY THOUGHTS, ONE PURPOSE

Think of perfect teamwork as a funnel; individual ideas and plans are the ingredients for a single goal or project, and the cooperative framework molds, shapes and filters those into a single cohesive idea.

CRASHING THROUGH THE COMFORT ZONE

The cubicle is a cozy place to work, no interruptions or inconveniences to bother you. But team building changes that dynamic; it removes the walls, pares away the protective layers and confronts the contented with change to spur new creative processes.

SAME PAGE, DIFFERENT TIME AND PLACE

Team building in the modern world is 24/7, all together in one meeting room or on multiple screens in different offices or countries. Thanks to technology, it’s literally an all-inclusive exercise. Let different branches and departments get to know one another in an effort to strengthen company culture.

INTRODUCE NEW EMPLOYEES TO SEASONED STAFF

No one enjoys being the new kid on the office block. Team building introduces new staff to everyone else in a less-intimidating environment. It also breaks the ice in a way that can help relationships thrive.

DISGUISE WORK WITH FUN

It may seem like a day outside the office, but team building events are still serious business. You’ll be surprised what you can learn about yourself and your team in a fun, escapist environment that challenges the way you think and work.

Team building has the potential to turn co-workers into a family.

GETTING STARTED

Unique Team Building removes the constricting walls of your office and the classic way of thinking about team building. Our outdoor and indoor challenges encompass everything from cooking and light painting to bushwalking and multi-day Outback tours.

We aim to provide your company the best opportunity to harness the energy and creativity of your team. Do you want to build a unit that actually wants to work together? Do you want to encourage personal growth so that corporate goals are more easily attained? We can help you get there.

Contact us for package, pricing and schedule information.

Andy Richards

Andy Richards

Andy is fascinated by the world and all that happens around us- from how large businesses work, through to how we can improve ourselves as individuals. He draws on experience working in eco-tourism and a degree in management, as well as from his passions for travel, photography and all things interesting. With a young mind, he likes to keep his finger on the pulse, always on the lookout for ways to help improve the world we live in, the places we work, and the lives we live.

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