“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”
Team building should be functional and fun.
Collaboration, especially across silos increases a company’s potential for more sophisticated innovation. Team work is fundamental to cohesive and productive culture.
Identifying and recognising a valuable skill in somebody else isn’t always possible in a work setting, as such opportunities to call on a team member for support at a critical stage can go amiss if you don’t know who to ask for help or how to ask for help.
Developing a rapport that allows you to approach a team mate and ask for help is incredibly important to a company’s success and an employee’s sense of community and wellbeing.
Unfortunately this is an obstacle for some people we see on a regular basis. It can take time and support to help staff overcome this inhibition.
For teams to engage as creative problem solvers, it is important that team members understand each other’s strengths, weaknesses, and interests. Recognising that somebody is in a position to contribute or needs more support helps facilitate a fluid approach to overcoming challenges and obstacles as a team.
Team building sessions teach the important point that contribution isn't just for one person, it's for everyone. This serves as a rewarding insight into the value of symbiotic relationships that is can taken back into the workplace.