In a world where stiff corporate competition is a given, there is a need for a steady balance of working environment within the corporate structures as well. Companies that have extensive bases and are also spread across many locations need to enhance a common goal among employees.
There is a need to instill a common motive for excellence in individual work and commitment towards the company in general. There are also cases where individuals are found to be so competent that team spirit is rivaled within the company itself.
Importance of Team Building
More and more companies are waking to an important requirement to run large corporations. There is a need for harmony and a feeling of common interests not only among those in the top management but at all levels of employment in a corporate structure.
Here are some of the major reasons for team building.
Aim for success of the company’s success and image
Understand the variation among employees
Evaluate individual problems and complaints
Understand the individual needs and expectations from the company
Improve communication and camaraderie among individuals and departments within the company
Building and aiming at better results and efficiency levels
Improve and develop interpersonal relations between co-workers
In order to improve and enhance a feeling of team spirit among employees many companies have sought expert help from psychologists and behavioral experts to come up with effective plans for bringing employees and management together.
Here are some of the useful ideas for uniting employees.
Challenges – Certain departments in a company can be brought together in a bid to improve their interpersonal communication and relations with common challenges to achieve. Allocation of work can be delegated accordingly to enhance effective results.
Activities – As part of fun exercises there can be certain activities that are given to individuals as groups or teams. These groups would be a heterogeneous mix of employees across departments.
Activity Days – A very effective method of team building activities would be announce a working day as one for activity on a surprise basis. Make teams and play different types of games that would require co-ordination and co-operation among the team members.
Team Building Activities
There are different types of activities and games that can be resorted for the purpose of bringing employees together. There are some that are group games and activities. There are other activities that are a way of personal expression and display of talent that was otherwise unknown about an individual.
Tug of War is a game in which group coordination is required.
Organizing themed parties can be a method for bringing management and employees events where cooperation and coordination is a primary requirement.
Making a mock company project presentation is another way of skill and proficiency display. Organizing exercises to make items for social causes like the poor and destitute can bring out individual skills and ideas.