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The Top 4 Benefits of Team Building Activities

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We know that the concept of team building was a wee bit damaged in the 90’s and the 00’s when many companies were not quite getting it right. Still to this day, many people when they hear the words ‘team building’ can tend to visualise cringe inducing exercises and wasted afternoons going through business cliches that have no bearing on their day to day working lives whatsoever.

Those days, thankfully, are long gone however and the world of team building is going from strength to strength and is becoming an ever more creative, motivational and crucial part of the growth of many companies. Finding ways to get staff to work together harmoniously, using opportunities to get to know their motivations and using team building to nurture strong and efficient relationships is something that all business owners should be focused on.

For any of you still in doubt as to the benefits of team building for your company then read on for the main reasons why all companies should be doing it.

Morale Boost

Finding ways to boost the morale of staff should be a priority for any business owner and organising team building exercises is one of the best ways that you can do this. There aren’t many things better than a team building day to break up the monotony of everyday work life. Finding a corporate team building venue to get the staff out of the office for the day is a good way to show your team a good time and to have fun together in a completely different environment. Getting out of the office and going somewhere completely new to experience something completely unique will have your staff on a great high which will give an always welcome morale boost.

Better Relationships

What better reason is there to organise team building events than to improve the relationships between your staff. A happy and harmonious team is a motivated and productive team so this is a huge benefit of organising these types of events for your staff. Building new relationships and strengthening existing ones is a huge part of team building and training so if you are looking for ways to bring your staff closer together then organising a team building day out, or even just an afternoon, could be just what you are looking for.

A More Positive Office Environment

It is not just your staff that need to keep you happy, it is also you that needs to keep your staff happy. Nobody wants to work for a stale, boring company that never organises anything exciting for their team so organising fun ‘away days’ is a great way to ensure you are nurturing an office environment that is happy, positive and is fully focused on making the staff feel that their needs and emotional well-being are a priority.

Better Communication

Team building can also drastically improve communication between staff. Arranging activities that will encourage staff to be more open and communicative can have great benefits to your company as your staff learn new techniques on how to communicate more clearly, diplomatically and confidently.

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This post is part 13 of 13 in the series Getting to Know Colleagues

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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