Why Team Building is so Important
Thanks to TV shows like The Office, team building has gotten a bad rap. Team building may be one of the most important investments you can make for your organization. In addition to benefiting internal communication, building strong relationships and increasing productivity – team building also mitigates conflict and increases collaboration.
When employees (at every level in the organization) spend time together, share experiences or are working towards a common goal – good things happen – and, they happen organically and far more effectively than by organizational edict.
Team Building – A Key Management Responsibility
“People development” is a primary responsibility of every manager. Peter Drucker said that developing people is one of the five fundamental roles of any manager in any organization.
Coaches in the NFL get the best players in the country – every year. The great coaches take those talented players and help make them better – by helping them reach their full potential. One of the ways they help their employees develop their potential is by making them an integral part of the team.
Team Building Creates Synergy
Most team-building falls flat because it’s a one-time activity – done and then forgotten. The key is to find ways to keep employees engaged and actively involved in activities that move the organization toward achieving important milestones. The challenge is creating opportunities for people to connect and interact in meaningful ways, outside of regular meetings. Team building is arguably the most effective way of keeping people engaged, focused and on-track for contributing to an organization’s success.
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- The 10 Qualities of a Great Teammate
- How to Link Team Activity with Key Organizational Initiatives
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