Participating in team building activities and events seems like a fun way of getting involved with people in your workplace; as well as accomplishing a specific set of objectives. However, team building is not limited to one single event or day’s activities.
A qualified team building coach understands and recognizes the strengths and weaknesses of the team members before, during, and after the team activity. He also knows how to adapt the activity to best challenge the team members so they arrive at the awareness and success that will make a difference in their daily work tasks.
If your employees are in need of some team development, problem solving or conflict resolution training, basic team building activities can help. Prior knowledge about each team members’ strengths and weaknesses prove beneficial when assigning specific tasks during the activities.
However, keep in mind that the activity can also reveal new information about each employee that may be beneficial when considering new roles or tasks within the workplace. For instance, Sally may always be the leader and organizer within the office setting, but when you take her out of the familiar surroundings, she steps back to let someone else lead.
That’s one reason that off-site team building activities are popular and successful. Take the employees to an entirely different location, present them with new problems and activities, and challenge them with unusual circumstances for working together – that’s when different character traits are often revealed that normally wouldn’t be known in a normal office setting.
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Knowing how to foster communication between employees during a team building activity is critical for the success of the activity. However, being able to take that communication to a better level of understanding, and apply the lessons of the off-site activity to the daily work challenges, proves to be helpful when building teams or developing existing team members.
Tecumseh Team Quest is ready to take your team to new levels that last beyond one single event. Contact us today to schedule a team building activity that can make a difference for the future of your team, and your business.