Team building is not just for large corporations with a staff of 100 or more. It can actually be beneficial to even the smallest teams and startups. You may think that because your team is small, close-knit or friendly, team building is not something that you are willing to make room for in the budget – but this attitude could be holding you back.
The benefits of team building are more than just creating friendships – which may or may not come easily to your employees. It is about creating a leadership culture, learning how to work together and compliment each other’s strengths. Here are some ways team building activities can help even the smallest of teams.
1. Morale boost
A team building day is a perfect way to break up the monotony of daily work life. Your employees get to step out of the office, stretch their legs and let loose for the day. Think back to elementary school when that TV rolled into the classroom – no matter what movie was about to be shown, you immediately got a little excited. People naturally need a break, and a team building day is perfect for that.
2. Higher productivity
What goes hand in hand with a morale boost? Higher productivity. Employees are refreshed, they are happy, they are satisfied. However, this benefit is not just limited to the time immediately following the team building day, employees will learn how to better work together during these activities, and this will carry on to everyday work life.
3. Clearly defined roles
Do you have a team member who doesn’t seem to understand where they fit in – or how best to use their skills to produce a better result? This is the exact goal of most, if not all team building activities. Participating in these guided activities help employees to discover their strengths and figure out how best to apply themselves towards a common goal.
4. Office culture
Do you want to be known as a fun place to work? Do you want people to get excited when they see a job opening within your company? Creating a tight-knit team that works well together – and has fun at work – goes a long way towards attracting future talent and growing your team in the best ways possible.
Sounds like it is worth the investment right?
Team building activities don’t have to break the bank, but a structured activity in a new environment can do so many things for your team above and beyond what you may expect.
Better start planning!
DISCLAIMER: This article expresses my own ideas and opinions. Any information I have shared are from sources that I believe to be reliable and accurate. I did not receive any financial compensation in writing this post, nor do I own any shares in any company I’ve mentioned. I encourage any reader to do their own diligent research first before making any investment decisions.
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