Corporate team building can be a difficult balancing act. Progress in one area often leads to a drop off in another. Nowhere is this more true than in the area of internal communications. Effective communication between staff members is a crucial part of teamwork, but trade-offs in quality are all too common.
Here’s an example. Management decides that confusing emails between staff have decreased productivity. They correct this problem with a seminar on practicing clarity in email communication, and productivity increases for a while. But a few weeks later, management encounters a similar problem in face to face conference meetings.
Staff can’t seem to fix one communication area without damaging another. This is a common problem, but improving staff communication doesn’t have to be a zero-sum game. Employees can be trained to excel in all forms of communication. Here are some of the tools we can implement to help you have it both ways.
Corporate Team Building: Communication And Improving Soft Skills
Management can maximize staff’s individual talents by challenging them to improve their soft skills. This means consistently emphasizing things like collaboration, creativity, and big picture thinking. Otherwise, overall productivity suffers.
Without the application of soft skills, confusion sets in quickly. The left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing, so to speak. There are constant redundancies within and between departments, as employees continue to work in their individual bubbles. Fortunately, we can help.
We can improve your staffs’ soft skills and help them increase productivity. We accomplish this with training strategies that develop all forms of communication simultaneously, not at the expense of one another. With our programs, your staff learns to optimize communication whether they’re using technology or meeting face to face.
We Use Tech to Meet Staff Where They’re At
Technology’s not going way. People love their smartphones and tablets, so we use them as tools to engage staff members in team building activities that are both fun and educational. With smartphone or tablet centered activities, you give staff who aren’t well acquainted a safe and easy way to interact.
The premise is actually quite simple. By enhancing their use of gadgets they’re already comfortable with, our programs help staff develop soft skills of collaboration, creativity, and big picture thinking in an entertaining way. Staff work better as a unit after they’ve worked with one another toward a competitive goal.
This is more than just bonding. Teamwork breeds further teamwork, and our programs lead to tangible results. They encourage staff from different departments to think creatively and problem-solve as a unit.
Balance is Key
We also implement strategies that improve face to face communication. We’ll organize team building exercises that integrate technology with personal communication and physical activity. These activities help bridge the distances technology can place between employees.
Improving communication and collaboration skills is not an either/or proposition. We’ll find the perfect mix of the technological and the personal. After that, your staff will have all the tools necessary for effective communication and corporate team building. We look forward to hearing from you today!