Human capital is an organization’s most important asset, and companies have discovered that team development activities help empower change, improve communication and engage staff in adopting new ways to work. However, team building can be of little value if the events are not planned and selected with care.
Here are a couple tips on how to maximize your team development experience:
Make it Memorable
Pick an activity that combines fun, cooperation and collaboration. That way the impact is greater since team members join together to achieve a common goal. It also increases the chance that participants will retain what they learned from their activity and apply it to their jobs.
All Hands on Deck
In order for a team building activity to be effective, everyone in the organization needs to get involved – including those in leadership roles. The manager should be there with the team in order to constantly reinforce why the new team behaviors are important, as well as to enhance cohesiveness.
No matter how great the activity, the time and money spent will be useless if employees don’t take the lessons they’ve learned back to their work environment. To maximize your investment in the team building activity, you must take time to think about what you learned and then incorporate them at work.
Remember, one team building event isn’t going to instantly transform your entire workplace. Creating the ideal team culture takes time, so team development should be revisited on an ongoing basis.
If you’re in the market for a team building activity, contact Lajollacooks4u today to learn how to make the most of your event. It’s also not too early to start thinking about events for the upcoming holiday season.
For more information on our team building events and corporate challenges, visit www.lajollacooks4u.com.