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Why bother with Team Building?

By on July 29, 2013

Let’s admit it.  The perceptions of team building are not always glowing and one need only flip on the tube to an episode of “Mr. D” or “Duck Dynasty” to see the concept of team building being ridiculed.

Frequently the problem stems from the generic use of the term, which encompasses everything from structured seminars on communication and learning styles, to blindly falling off a log into the arms of others, bowling, or simply going for a beer.

To be effective, team building should have an objective, tackle a problem, provide a lesson and most importantly, involve full team participation.

In order to ensure a successful team-building event, as a planner, you should first consider the size of the group, and the objective of the activity. Larger groups demand creative ways of ensuring everyone is properly engaged and capable of participating. So while a golf tournament may appeal to some, professional team building companies have knowledge, experience and resources to ensure maximum impact and buy-in.

An experienced facilitator carefully plans the sequence and timing of your team-building program, starting off simple before progressing to more challenging group activities.

A successful program results in improved rapport, communication and camaraderie among participants while stimulating creative thinking and increasing motivation. Down the line, these experiences are proven to increase sales, lower turnover and decrease absenteeism. And when conflict or disagreement rears it’s ugly head, past participants are more likely to work through situations in a more amicable way.

 

Written by
Marc Bartschat and 
Marc Merulla

Team Building Montréal

www.teambuildingmontreal.ca

Team Building Montreal is Quebec’s most creative, experienced and dependable team development and training firm. Our success is driven by our proven expertise in adult education and our ability to consistently deliver meaningful and impactful team development programming that promotes change and enhances any HR initiative. Team Building Ottawa is Ontario’s most creative, experienced and dependable team development and training firm. Our success is driven by our proven expertise in adult education and our ability to consistently deliver meaningful and impactful team development programming that promotes change and enhances any HR initiative.

 

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