Team building sometimes get a bad rap.
A lot of people dread the idea of sitting in a room and spending (MORE) “personal time” getting to know co -workers.
However, we argue that despite its reputation for being, well, lame, team building is one of the most important investments you’ll make for your team.
It builds trust, mitigates conflict, encourages communication, and increases collaboration.
Effective team building means more engaged employees, which is good for the company culture and boosting employee morale. It can also be adventurous and enjoyable if you do it with a little pizzazz.
A week ago, we took our top-performing team out to sea for a boat day.
It wasn’t a fortune, but it was still a sizeable chunk of change for a growing company. At the end of the day, it was a totally worthwhile investment.
The team felt appreciated. The experience was absolutely unforgettable and we all felt refreshed and ready to take on new goals.
You don’t always have to set up fancy, expensive trips or experiences, but don’t skimp either.
Be willing to make a real investment and keep the excitement going by setting more opportunities for your team to work towards.
Set up quarterly goals and motivate staff by having them working towards a special event which when achieved doubles as team building and a celebration.
We’ve all heard it before:
Team work, makes the dream work.
If we know this to be true, why not spend some time building up the team that will lead you to a bigger bottom line.