Although Experiential Team Building is not a new concept, many companies are just now discovering how powerful it is
The long term success of an organization depends a great deal on how its members work together as a team. Although the concept of experiential team building is being utilized by companies, it is still is considered as an option rather than an essential element in strengthening an organizational structure.
There are various benefits which can be obtained by a company from team building activities, such as soft skills training for managers, which can be a kind of “leadership pool” where future company leaders will be drawn out from. Team building sets out to ensure that everybody is in synch with each other while working on a common goal.
Poor Communication Results in Dissatisfaction
Within every problem or setback lays the seed of an equal or greater opportunity or benefit. ~Napoleon Hill
When all concerned are on the same page, there is a guarantee that the work to be done is accomplished in an effective and cost-efficient manner, within the required timeframe. Simply put, a job well done without any hitches. The program of activities generally includes team building ideas spearheaded by teaching or improving communication skills.
Poor communication, or sometimes even lack of it, results in haphazard, unfinished or unsatisfactory work. This condition translates to wasted time and loss of revenue for the company, and negative evaluation of employees for substandard production.
Communication between employees is vastly improved by team building activities, making coordination amongst them easier and more proactive when they’re back in the 9 to 5.
Positive Communication Can Turn Failure into Opportunity
Another benefit of acquiring effective communication skills through team building is that of applying conflict management techniques successfully in cases of disagreements and arguments between employees and between them and management. If an employee makes a mistake, they should only be reprimanded in a fair, objective and non-judgmental procedure without hurting their feelings, undermining their competency or embarrassing them.
Experiential team building provides us with the ability to teach the use of positive communication in resolving conflicts in an amicable manner and settling disputes without resorting to aggressive behavior or verbal diatribes. Even setbacks are treated positively, an adherence of sorts to the words of “The Law of Success” author, Napoleon Hill, that opportunities or benefits may result in failures or mistakes.
It is Easier to Motivate People When There is Trust
Perhaps the most important role of team building is that of establishing trust between co-workers. People generally work better if they know that they can trust those they work with. Also, when trust is present, people want to keep that trust by being honest and diligent in the executing their tasks because they don’t want to let down or disappoint the people they trust.
The sense of being part of a team in the workplace is probably one of the strongest things that motivate an employee. Trust is the fuel that powers motivation.
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Experiential activities for motivational training are always incorporated into our team building events to inspire focus and the commitment that fuels teamwork.
Employees who trust each other are more likely to perform well because of their belief that while success will benefit the whole organization, they will be rewarded individually as well.