- By Gina Shanks
- In Team Building
- Posted January 8, 2020
Team Building Objectives
Have you been considering team building for your company, but not sure what you are looking for? Have you always wondered what are the benefits of team building? As we enter a new decade, now’s the time to inspire and motivate your team with a team building program by Best Corporate Events.
Here are just a few of the many objectives you could achieve by hosting a team building activity for your corporate group.
- Build team rapport
- Strengthen existing relationships and cohesiveness
- Build a high-performance team
- Align project teams
- Learn corporate values
- Improve team communication effectiveness
- Have fun!
Even the strongest teams can benefit from these team building ideas. Corporate groups can build effective relationships while finding solutions to office conflicts, as well as set goals to drive the company to new levels of success. When you decide to host a team-building activity, it tells your team you care about their success.
During team building activities, your employees will grow and learn new skills they can bring back to the company. People will be more motivated when they can take pride in their performance. Once a stronger trust has is built amongst teammates, everyone will enjoy coming to work more each day. The effectiveness of team building differs from one organization to another. One commonality is that all members of the team must understand the objectives they face when going into the activity. Once the team’s goals are set, and roles are assigned, teams can work together to achieve great results. Conducting a needs assessment before a specific team building program or activity is decided upon is always essential to its success. The needs assessment identifies the group’s goals and desired outcomes so the program can be structured to address them.
When team members can trust each other and learn to communicate more effectively, they can easily share ideas and collaborate. Team building helps those who might not typically be engaged to interact with each other. It teaches people to work together, thus increasing productivity. Finding ways to utilize each person’s skills and then transferring it to a work project, results in more efficient work and satisfaction from the team overall. Corporate Team Building has become more critical than ever in this growing, fast-paced, high-tech age of electronic social interaction.
Remember, having fun doesn’t have to strip away all the importance of work. A successful team building activities allow for employees to learn about each other and grow mutual respect. At Best Corporate Events, we offer unique programs that combine fun with a higher level of problem-solving, innovation, and strategic planning. Furthermore, our events are designed to enhance individual and team growth. Through experiences that have a strong connection to teamwork, trust, and communication, solidifying the cohesiveness of your group while providing key insights and applicable skill sets.
Choosing an Activity
Best Corporate Events offers 30+ team building activities. 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 home town your business? 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. We are the experts at recommending the program that’s the right fit for your group.
Poorly executed team building activities are not only ineffective, but they can also cause more harm than good. If team members feel the activities are boring or sloppily put together, they’ll be less likely to participate in the future actively. If the thought of executing a team or company-wide team building event intimidates you, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We’ve executed thousands of events all over the country. We come to you with everything you need and facilitate the entire experience. All you have to do is make sure your team is ready for a good time!
Advantages to Team Building
Another advantage is team building can help create camaraderie within the group. This can be important for companies that are spread out nationwide, worldwide, or for employees who work remotely at home. When an opportunity arises for all members of the team to come together, the company can accomplish a lot. A team building activity can assist teams in collaborating with those that they may have never had the opportunity to interact with in the past.
Getting everyone out of the office environment is another great aspect of team building. Depending on the activity chosen, team building can be very versatile. Most of the Best Corporate Event’s activities can easily be facilitated in a hotel ballroom, conference center, beach, or a park. The possibilities are almost endless!
Develop your next line of leaders and see what they can accomplish through effective delegation. Learn to set clear objectives and measure performance. Discover the importance of communicating ideas and experiences among the group to achieve goals. Discover how to structure your planning time to produce maximum results. Learn how to avoid the planning pitfalls that every leader faces.
Think outside of “the box”. Discover how to break down communication barriers. Develop an action plan that will make the company/organization productive and efficient. Learn how to communicate the company’s goals that all employees will understand and be motivated to accomplish them!