Have you ever participated in an inspiring team building activity only to have the excitement and insights from that activity fade over the course of the next few months? The purpose of team building activities for work teams is to help improve their ability to work and communicate well together, but maintaining that cohesiveness requires regular practice and attention. Our team of professionals can help your company not only throw a fun and effective team building activity, but also create a practical team building plan.
How Often Should Our Company Host a Team Building Activity?
As often as possible and when your team needs it. We recommend having a team building activity once a quarter, but if that’s not practical for your company’s situation, you should have team building activity at least every six months. Interactive team building activities are recommended whenever a team undergoes a type of transition such as personnel or responsibility changes. A well-timed team building activity can help ensure a smooth transition.
Choosing an Activity
Best Corporate Events offers 30+ team building activities to choose from. You can couple team building with your company’s CSR strategy by building bikes for needy children or assembling care packages for a homeless shelter. You could also choose to sharpen your team’s competitive edge by having a Minute to Win It event or having your team compete in a realistic game show challenge.
Want to get to know and explore the town your business or office operates in? Try one of our SmartHunts scavenger hunts and solve clues and challenges throughout the city. If food is the way to your team’s heart, try one of our culinary team building activities such as the Food Truck Face-Off or the Fiesta Fun recipe contest. If you’re not sure which activity to choose, send a quick survey out to your employees and ask them which types of activities they might enjoy. Our sales managers are trained professionals at matching your group’s needs with the best program! Whichever activity you choose, you can rest assured that it will be a fun activity that will bring your team together.
The Importance of Team Building Activities
Studies have shown that regular team building can help teams be more innovative, communicate more effectively, and resolve conflicts more quickly. Sometimes teams get so caught up in the context of their work tasks that it becomes difficult to improve, overcome problems, or think of new ideas. Allowing your team to work together on a goal that is not specifically related to a work task can allow the team to see each other and their jobs in a new light. Team building activities create greater trust amongst team members and can allow them to go back to their work armed with a greater capacity for collaboration, innovation, and problem-solving.
You may be thinking, “my team is great and doesn’t need a team building activity,” but nothing could be further from the truth. Even healthy teams can benefit from team building. Author Robin Sharma once said, “Success is seductive. It can make one complacent and inefficient and stale.” Every team can improve and become better. Even sustaining the current state of a successful team requires conscientious effort, and the boost that comes from a well-executed team building activity can be just what your team needs to keep going and reach new heights.