Team building is at the heart of organisational development and has a strong effect on improving organisational performance.
Most people in most organisations could choose to collaborate and work as a team but often they choose to compete. The reasons are based less on personal impact and more on personal choice. Lots of observations and studies support the reality that almost every organisation can benefit significantly from more collaboration and better communication – companies and organisations that communicate effectively, are 4.5 times more likely to retain the best employees.
Following research into client specific needs, we use a wide variety of activities to enhance social relations and define roles within teams, often involving collaborative tasks.
Activities can expose and address interpersonal problems within the group, so we use team-building to align goals and reduce role ambiguity. Our activities also build effective working relationships and find solutions to team problems.
We use team building activities that enable people to feel a stronger sense of ownership and have an active role in making things improve. These are both naturally rewarding and can help drive collaboration and optimisation. People want to feel successful and work with others in getting things done. They want to get to the top and feel good about their accomplishments.
Tips to encourage team building include:
- Providing joint training
- Looking for opportunities to form relationships
- Using career incentives
- Avoiding overlapping responsibilities and direct competition
- Being a role model, showing mature, collaborative behaviour and expecting it of others
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