Why Team Building In The Workplace Is Important

Written by
Lauren Fox

Work Hard, Play Hard

All work and no play can make your office become dull very fast. Incorporating a network of team building and activities is very beneficial for all employees even their families. 

The foundation of a good team is trust. Having trust between your employees/coworkers, people can voice their own opinions and build a more supportive network.  A solid team has disagreements, that’s natural, but learning to respect your team when there are differences of opinion is extremely important.  Team building activities and bonding events provide a platform outside the office where employees can revisit existing dynamics in a new way. 

Communication

Strong communication is important for a high performing team. Team building events can help break down barriers and better utilize verbal and non-verbal communication within the office. It is important for all employees to build these communication skills to strengthen the team (especially in small offices).

Networking and Socialization 

Businesses are relationships. When you attend workplace social events with your coworkers it also aids in growing your professional network. If you form good relationships with co-workers in and out of the office your energy will show through your work. You will find yourself looking at the people you work with as individuals rather than just coworkers. The stronger and healthier the community the stronger the organization grows.

Celebration

Employee recognition brings fulfillment and determination to your team. Recognizing success is powerful and should outcome in a reward. These rewards can also double as team building events and serve as an opportunity to reward entire teams for their efforts. Celebrate your next sales goal accomplishment.

Other it Helps your Team Grow:

  • Build Trust
  • Establish Leadership
  • Encourage Risk Taking
  • Create Respect
  • Promote Creativity
  • Break Down Barriers
  • Encourage Responsibility
  • Improve Group Dynamics
  • Strengthen Morale
  • Identify Strengths And Weaknesses
  • Discover Hidden Potential

Team Building Exercises to Try

Go out for appetizers and drinks, sporting events, socials, escape rooms, ropes courses, picnic, BBQ, company day at an event, ax throwing, culinary events and much more!

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