Why is teambuilding so important?

By f4group, November 21, 2014

Team building exercises not only uncover hidden talents within companies, it also provides a platform for staff to work with and understand upper management and vice-versa. The overall result is creating a culture of feeling valued and engaged by the company which directly effects individual motivation, attitude and staff retention.

  1. Facilitates better communication – Activities that create discussion enable open communication among employees, and between employees and management. This can improve office relationships and in turn, the quality of work done.
  2. Motivates employees – Team leadership and team building go hand in hand. The more comfortable your employees are to express their ideas and opinions, the more confident they will become. This will motivate them to take on new challenges.
  3. Promotes creativity – Taking a team outside of an office setting and exposing them to new experiences will force them to think outside of their normal routine. Working together with other team members can ignite creativity and fresh ideas, which are great qualities to bring back to the office.
  4. Develops problem-solving skills – In public relations a crisis can happen at any time. Team building activities that require coworkers to work together to solve problems can improve the ability to think rationally and strategically. Teams that are able to determine when a problem arises and know what they can do about it, can then effectively take charge when a real crisis occurs.
  5. Breaks the barrier – Team building increases the trust factor with your employees. Often in corporate settings there is a disconnect between the leadership team and employees because the employees sense too large of a gap between the two. Team building exercises give leadership the opportunity to be seen as a colleague rather than a boss, which can do wonders for employee morale

Highly engaged employees are 80% less likely to leave than employees with low levels of engagement.

Source: Corporate Leadership Council teambuilding 2

A 5% increase in positive employee
attitude relates to a 2.1% increase in
sales performance.

Source: ISR

Overall, team building in the workplace enables better communication, better relationships and ultimately increases productivity.

Written by Deniz Cakmak & Thea Chadwick

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