United we stand, divided we fall. How often we have heard this and yet, we find it a difficult concept to adopt in actual practice. From childhood, you are asked to excel and come first in all you do. How often are children made a part of team building exercises that inculcate the spirit of working as a group? This same attitude of competitiveness carries on into adulthood.
Importance of Team work
In any organization, it is often required that you work with your peers as team for the accomplishment of a common target. In such situations, as a team member, you will be better off if you are aware of the skills and strengths of other team members. Work can be divided accordingly. Individuals have to concentrate on their pre-decided goals and work achieving them, putting aside their egos.
A strong team is one in which the team workers stand by each other as a strong support system, they co-operate with each other, motivate each other, understand each other and empathize with each other.
Team building Exercises
Team building exercises are generally stimulating problem solving tasks designed to help group members develop their capacity to work effectively together. These exercises may be some fun games, complex tasks for specific needs, rope courses, night time activities and much more. Such exercises may be conducted in one day or extend to several days.
Team building activities may be a part of training discussions, presentations, seminars, workshops and conferences. Whatever be the tool, the ultimate intention is to effectively instill the sense of a team spirit in the participants.
Well-designed activities for team building consider several factors such as
- Nature of the group in terms of the work they do
- Type of targets the groups works towards achieving
- Number of people in the group
- Individual skills, strengths and weaknesses of group members and leveraging them
With the right form of team building exercises, it is possible to help groups find that elusive synergy that helps them solve problems with imagination, creativity, empathy and a positive mental attitude that ultimately results in achieving the company’s strategic goals.
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