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Tips for corporate team building


Although you may have a number of people working for you, the real question every employer must ask themselves is, are they a team?

Are all your employees pulling in different directions and acting as counter-productive for you business. Is their a way of getting members of staff to put old rivalries and egos aside and join forces for the good of the company?
The workplace is a hot-bed of personal politics and Machiavellian intrigue but with jut a little bit of help you can foster a true spirit of camaraderie and team work amongst your troops. Corporate team building important and here are some tips to help you out.

Engage and Overcome

You’ll find that most employees, no matter how fiercely independent they are, are open to the concept of team building as a means to understanding their colleagues strengths and weaknesses and working with them for the greater good. The issue lies with most people’s negative preconception of ‘team-building’ events and not their actual unwillingness to participate. 

When they Complain, Explain 

To neutralise your employees negativity towards corporate team building explain the purpose of the day and the events and activities involved. People often believe, quite wrongly, that team building days are all about competing with each other, they’re not, the purpose of the day is primarily an opportunity for staff to mingle and work together in an informal setting. The day is definitely not about winner or losers, but what your employees gain in terms of experience from the day. Such as how to handle different situations and overcome obstacles with the help of others. The activities will be a million miles removed from their familiar everyday office environment, and it’s about people enjoying the freedom of experiencing new things and getting to know each other better.

Address Issues

A team-building day presents the ideal opportunity to take your work force out of the workplace and work on resolving issues that may be hindering them in the workplace, through various challenges and activities. Everyone should leave the day feeling a sense of pride, a measure of happiness, and a wealth of new knowledge in the areas of communication, team dynamics and what it takes to increase happiness and efficiency in the workplace.

Written by Results Driven Group 

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