For the past few articles we have been talking about hiring high performing team members, properly integrating new hires to the company, watching out for signs of problems with recently hired employees and others. These things are essential when running a company and growing your business. Once you have the right kind of talent working for you, it doesn’t mean that the work is over. You are still the leader and it is your responsibility to take care of those working under you. It is not just about making sure that they are doing their tasks to your standards but also making sure that they are mentally satisfied and to put it simply, happy with their jobs. A happy employee is more productive and has a lesser chance of being burnt out.
This is where team building comes into play. A team building event allows your team to just have fun and relax. Think of it as an investment – you will be spending money, but will be reaping the benefits from it in the future.
Trust Within the Team
Trust is very important within a team. But trust does not come easily amongst staff, especially in a big company or workplace. How can the team members work towards a common goal if there is no trust? There would be a lot of second guessing to the point that a project would go nowhere.
A team building event can encourage the team members to interact and get to know each other. They might not trust each other right away but it does build a good foundation in earning each other’s trust.
There is no “I’ in team. Big companies, especially successful companies rely on excellent teamwork in achieving company goals. It does not matter how good an individual is, he or she cannot do everything.
A team building event can encourage teamwork in your employees. There are others that are naturally good at teamwork while others find it challenging. This is an opportunity for the latter to see how it works. Who knows, you might find your next leader during these events.
Look from within your own workforce for talent before considering hiring from the outside. It is a good idea to watch out for talented individuals within your company and nurture them to become even better.
A team building event allows your employees to relax. And what usually happens when we are in a relaxed state? We tend to let our guards down. People show a different side to them that can be negative or positive. Keep an eye out for those positive things. You might discover a particular skill or attribute from someone that could greatly benefit the team.