At Career Marshal, our experts are constantly on the look out to introduce new thinking in the field of Human resources so that your are always up to date with the latest HR trends. One such trend is Team building.
Team Building is an essential part of the psychological discipline known as organisational psychology. It is known to inspire employees to communicate through a series of often planned events that are fun & motivational.
Here are a few reasons why our experts at Career Marshal think that team building is important in the workplace:
- It facilitates better communication – Activities that enable a discussion facilitates open communication among the employees, and also bridges the gap between employees and management. This is also proven to improve office relationships and in turn, the quality of all works done.
- Motivation for employees – Leadership and team building go hand in hand. The more comfortable your employees feel in expressing their ideas and opinions, the more confident they will become in the working environment. This motivates them to take on new challenges on the work force.
- Promotes creativity at work – Taking your team outside of the workplace and exposing them to newer experiences, forces them to think outside of their routine. Working with other team members can ignite their creativity and also allow a flow of fresh ideas, which are great qualities to bring back to office.
- Develops problem-solving skills – In the workplace a crisis can strike at any time. Team building activities that encourage workers to work together to solve problems can improve the ability to think strategically. The teams that are able to determine exactly when a problem arises and how to solve it, can take charge when a real crisis happens at work.
- Breaking the barrier – Team building also ensures the trust factor within employees. Often in office settings the employees disconnect themselves from the leadership team and think that there is a big gap between the two. Such exercises give the leadership an opportunity to be seen as a fellow colleague rather than a “boss”, which can do wonders for employee morale.
Types of Team Building Exercises
This involves problem-solving activities that are channeled towards improving the communication skills of all employees.
Problem Solving/Decision Making Exercises:
Focuses on employee groups working together to solve difficult problems or situations and make complex decisions.
Focuses on all major aspects of planning & adaptability to change. This is important for teams to be able to do when they are assigned decisions or complex tasks.
Involves the engagement of team members in inducing trust. The degrees of trust can vary from employee to employee, depending on the comfort levels of all participants.
Team Building exercises outside of the normal work setting encourages the improvement of interpersonal Skills among employees such as: leadership, communication, negotiation, and motivation.
Our experts believe that teamwork is extremely crucial to a business’ success be it big or small. In this way Team building is a big responsibility of the human resources team of the office, so that organisation functions effectively and tasks are accomplished with ease.