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Why Do We Need Team Building For Our Businesses?

What Is Team Building?

Team building is best described as the process of turning a group of employees into a cohesive team through games and activities to help accomplish higher work performances. There are many positive outcomes from both the business standpoint and the individuals within the participating team.

Further details on the positives of team building will follow shortly, but in essence, this insightful blog should highlight the importance of team building and why Unique Team Building could be the solution for many businesses.

Companies that have performed team building exercises through Unique Team Building relay the benefits that follow, saying that they can’t recommend enough how it could revolutionise a business or change their employees’ ideology towards the company. The positive results can be seen on the overnight retreats/extended team building testimonials or online reviews to further proclaim the benefits of choosing our company for a team building retreat.


Some companies choose Unique Team Building to reward their employees for their efforts. Companies need to ensure that employees are fairly rewarded to retain high satisfaction and motivation levels to allow for continued efforts. 

The individual performance of an employee is a product of motivation and ability which can be achieved both intrinsically and extrinsically. Extrinsic motivation is based on tangible rewards (salary, benefits) and is the main driving force that companies operate when trying to get the most out of employees. 

As well as extrinsic methodology, there are intrinsic needs that need to be met to ensure complete employee motivation. The majority of all employees are somewhat intrinsically motivated; this can best be described as psychological factors which are based upon opportunities to use the self ability to overcome challenges and receive high praise and recognition. A better way of sparking this intrinsic motivation is to offer employees the chance of a team building adventure to create a feeling of appreciation and high levels of content within your company. 

Why not create a challenge for your team and give them the chance to push their own ability while working as a team to solve problems?

Did you know that in some cultures, quality of life is rated upon one’s life experiences and not their money and wealth? Unique Team Building will create these new life experiences and memories that will last a lifetime whilst also making employees feel motivated to perform within the workplace from the intrinsic reward.



Team building is an invaluable experience from the business perspective. Moreover, the methodology of team building can be vital for individual employees that are looking to pursue higher achievements within their careers. New skills and knowledge can be learnt and carried forward to help their personal development. For example, did you know that something as simple as a cook-off could help build initiative, collaboration and team engagement? Cook-Offs are just one of many group activities we offer on our retreat, so potential employee growth could be endless. 

Five people make smiles while preparing foods.
Cooking experiences can strengthen the bond among your staff and their engagement.
Cook Offs – Team Building: Team Building, Reward, Empowerment, Teamwork. Credit: Unique Team Building

Team building activities help companies discover hidden or latent skills of their employees, including leadership or willingness to learn. Those employees with specific skills could potentially be beneficial for their companies once they discover the skills or areas they could excel in. 


One way of showing recognition towards your employees’ efforts after a team building retreat could be to show more empowerment around the workplace. It is important to empower employees so that they can perform various other skills/work that they have never performed before in the working environment. Especially, they can perform the skills they have shown promise through their team building activities. This could lead to well-deserved promotion to benefit your business.


Promoting an employee within your company will prevent the need to outsource candidates for higher job roles; an employee within the team can be recognised through the use of team building exercises that could already fit the position. This can be very beneficial when you realize company turnover can cost a company thousands of dollars. 


Taking part in team building activities helps motivate employees into team coaction. Team coaction will discover each individual’s strengths and weaknesses. The process of team coaction through team building activities not only involves revealing those strengths and weaknesses but also encourages learning new skills/strategies from other team members. This can be done by the collective efforts and combination of ideas by employees within the team activity. For example, an employee may utilise another employee’s methods on a problem-solving activity which could result in the teaching of a new future skill. This is why unique Team Building encourages collaboration exercises to give every employee the chance to shine and learn from each other. 

Five people smile to the camera during an indoor team building activity.
Teamwork is a crucial asset of your business and workplace.
Indoor Team Building Activity – Team Building: Team Building, Reward, Empowerment, Teamwork. Credit: Unique Team Building

Working together as a team during these activities will promote effective teamwork for future situations within the workplace. This could encourage employees to solve difficult problems, help team members, or use initiatives to advance new ideas. 


Remember, Unique Team Building facilitators know exactly how to help your team get the best from your Team Building Retreat. With many years of experience, our team can rejuvenate your team with many exciting skills to add to their personal backgrounds in order to become a strong workforce. 

Our breathtaking, once-in-a-lifetime activities will leave your group wanting to come back for more team building retreats. Our variety of locations make it exactly that possible, so discover more and more about the Unique Team Building world and the different skills we can help you achieve. Browse through our many locations here on our website and give your team the retreat they deserve.

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