We’re looking at the benefits of team building activities and if you manage a team. We know that sometimes a group simply doesn’t gel, and if you have a new project to work on this is essential, so if you’re looking to break the ice and get your team on-board, then a day out on a team building activity might be just the thing they need.
So, what are the benefits of team building activities?
Communication and problem-solving. If they are working as a team together on a team building exercise outside of the office environment, they will have to speak and communicate. They’ll be involved in carrying out tasks and without talking and collaborating nothing will happen. This should help with the bonding process, helping to break the ice, which should have a positive impact once they’re back in the office.
Competition + Getting Results = Winning Big Time
Yes, it may well get that element of competitive spirit working and that is a good thing, getting results is a feeling your team are going to love. That competitiveness will hopefully transfer over to the workplace and this benefits everyone.
If your team socialise outside the office it gives them a wonderful opportunity to bond and get to know each other in a more relaxed atmosphere than back in the office. It gives people the right environment to take their guard down and be themselves and you may find that it increases productivity once they’re back at base, once they feel at ease in each other’s company.
Increased Work Performance
You find that your team performs better once they’re back at work, they’ve come to know each other’s strengths and understand who is good at what, whether that be maths, communicating instructions, working out complex information. Whatever it is they’ll have a better idea of where their strengths lie and utilise them effectively.
Once you’ve broken down barriers, your team will have improved problem-solving skills, they won’t feel as self-conscious as they did before, especially new team members who are concerned as to where they fit in. They’ll be better able to communicate their issues and work-related problems, therefore able to sort difficulties out quickly so they can get on with the job in hand.
Escape Games Peterborough For Team Building Activities.
Our escape rooms are popular with both corporate teams and families and friends. We provide escape rooms usually based on a theme. One or more teams are pitted against each other and locked in a room where they have 60 minutes in which to escape. While in there there’ll be a series of problems, cryptic clues, maps and hints to help them get out before the hour is up.
Escape rooms provide ample opportunity to improve upon the skills we’ve talked about: communication, problem-solving, competitiveness, results-orientated, bonding and ice breaking. It’s a great way to improve your work team so make your way down to Escape Games Peterborough, take a look around our website to find out more.