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by Csabi Szabó on September 1, 2016
Team building – one of the most crucial parts of making an organisation work like a well-oiled machine. In this article we will elaborate on some tips, which can come in handy for improving your team building practices. Before we start, bear in mind it’s very easy to lose track and do team building in the wrong way – which can cause more harm, than good on the long run.
That being said, here are our 4 picks to improve your team building and thus reach your goals:
Team building twice a year – it’s a waste of time. If we’re after the team building effect its momentum can easily be lost, so it’s important to make these events as continuous as possible. Not to mention, that these events have to be highly available. Classic team buildings take a full day (or even more), therefore it is impossible to fit them into a performance-oriented company so many times. The good news is,
you don’t have to.
The essence of the continuous team building is the so-called micro team buildings, that can take part even in a coffee break. The only requirement for micro team buildings: effective ’n’ quick organising. For this purpose there are several softwares that can help – including Battlejungle.
Does it matter, what the participants do during a team building? It does. Basically, when we think about team building, mostly the classic, old-fashioned types tend to come to our mind – hiking, drinking together (still viable, though), board games, escape rooms, soccer etc.
They are not useless, but you can do better!
If we add new games, new ideas, and creative events to get to know each another the team building will be more enjoyable and effective. For this we need either an unofficial creative coach, or a software, which will do the job – providing countless new team building tips.
The basic aim and effect of teambuilding is obvious: better working teams. But we can benefit beyond this basic need – in case of team buildings, which require even a minimum amount of physical activity can highly boost the productivity of your team. Not to mention an another important aspect, their individual well-being.
Example: a simple, 10-minute break of table tennis can significantly improve your colleagues’ concentration power (and general fitness a well).
Going to an unhappy workplace will not help your employees retain their job at your company. Especially for Generation Y, but it starts to be a pain in the ass even for the Millenials. In order to mix some fun in the office life, we have to change the general atmosphere in the office. Open communication, praises and cheering for even small achievements are vital to create a much less stressful atmosphere in the office. But for this it’s worth thinking in funny games and creative events instead.
If you keep an eye on some easy parts of organising a team building, it can tremenduously contribute to the company’s performance. Keep track of the frequency of the team buildings – organise it smart and don’t lose its momentum. The better effect comes with more creative ideas: when you think about actual team building activities, leave the old fashioned ideas at home. What is more, it’s worth organising team buildings, which requires minor physical activity – less stress, bigger focus. Finally: make ’em a pure fun!
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