Almost every office in the country has an inspirational poster tacked up somewhere with the words ‘teamwork makes the dream work’, and from Sussex to Singapore organizations are hunting for new and practical ways to build the quality and quantity of the teamwork happening in their workforce. All sorts of attempts have been made to try to develop team building in the workplace through changing the office environment and setting; shared workspaces, name badges and watercoolers have all been used to try to bring about increased team communication to greater or lesser degrees of success. In reality though, various studies over the years have demonstrated the value of teams engaging directly with the process in team building activities to bond and unite the workforce.
Team Building Activities
Despite the value of team building activities to the workplace, they are not always welcomed with enthusiasm by the workforce. A team that has poor communication or that is split by contrasting personalities might understandably baulk at the idea of wading through mud in the middle of a Sussex farm during an orienteering course or cowering in a bunker during paintballing. Good team building activities need to be universally accessible, enjoyable and create a space for open, honest interaction. So, what are some of the Benefits of Team Building?
1. Trust in Team Building
Sussex based Laughter Alive know that a good team needs its members to trust one another. Team building activities build trust by creating a place where people feel safe with their colleagues. When they feel safe, people are more likely to be open and honest about their feelings, ideas, strengths and weaknesses.
2. Team Building Brings People Together
Good team building opens lines of communication between people, improving interpersonal relationships between members of the team. Improved interpersonal communication is not just about knowing the name of each other’s pets or where someone went to school, it is about knowing how someone reacts to situations, the way people work and the way they communicate. Team building, Sussex or elsewhere, gives a safe, practical space for team members to experience working in new and exciting activities with their colleagues away from the restrictions of the office.
3. Team Building Develops the Company’s Culture
When a company has motivated and happy staff who feel cared for and respected it affects the identity of the entire business. From the receptionist on the front desk to the board of directors, the people in a business are what make the business, and when they are united as a team the business can blossom.
The Best of Local Team Building
Sussex is home to Laughter Alive, a specialist in novel team building activities that are accessible to the whole team and encourage team development, communication and individual wellbeing. For the best team building Sussex has to offer, contact the team today on their website. When it comes to team building, Sussex based Laughter Alive will bring the best for your team to thrive!