A company will benefit from using a good quality team-building
day in a number of ways. It is people getting to know each other, it is
people spending quality time with each other, people getting a chance
to learn about each other. It is people using all their resources
wisely. If you do not know what resources people have, how can you
use them wisely? In a day to day situation you are so busy doing what
you do, perhaps fire-fighting or just barely keeping the in-tray down
to a manageable level, you don't have time to learn about other people,
you don't have time to find out what skills they have, it may be that
you could do what you do normally, better; you could do your job more
effectively if you had certain input from other people or maybe if
you even swap roles within the team.
This is what team-building allows. time out to specifically develop
team skills, team-building with opportunities to demonstrate and develop
new skills. Going to the pub, having a pizza together, playing pool,
going bowling this is team building but Team-building by chance. A
Team-building event with a specific purpose or outcome is at the other
end of the scale.
With a faciltated team building day, the participants will learn
how to be more effective, efficient and achieve results while at the
same time having lots of fun. The Result: The Company will make instant
benefits. If everyone makes one change, or 1% change, then the cumulative
figure will hit the business with a bang !
"No sportsman has one lesson then knows it all. He must practice,
gain experience and look for feedback. He will revisit, receive coaching,
upgrade skills, service old skills and make sure he is developing
accordingly. Others will be developing, so if you are not moving forwards
you will lose. There is no standing still in sport or business".
When there are specific goals you wish to acheive, we provide a facilitator
who will link the experiences of the day to your business.
- Typical Team Building subjects include;
- Outstanding Teamwork,
- Group-Profile, Appreciation,
- Communication skills,
- Beneficial thoughts and behaviors,
- Winning Ways.
- Planning and negotiation.
Many of these offer greater value when backed up by the chance to
test the new ideas out on practical activities in a safe environment.
Team building games such as Minefield crossing, Bridge Build, blindfold
driving and NASA are excellent.
Team-Building as an investment, does it pay off?
It's an investment that will pay off if you see it through.
If you invest in a structured programme with considered goals and
outcomes and you actually work towards them, and let me say that it
may not be the most comfortable thing you've ever done; it may be
that you find out that you're not quite where you were on your business
map or your business plan or that maybe everybody you have on board
isn't quite right or isn't in the right frame of mind or hasn't signed
up one hundred percent to it. If you've got a common goal, a clear
objective that people understand and sign up to, that's a massive
step forward to actually achieving the goals in business as well as
the people. A team-building event at a certain level gives you a lot
more than just a fun day out. It really can make a significant business