Putting a group of people together does not guarantee the creation of a team. Employees must learn to get along with each other, trust each other and communicate effectively with each other in order for a company to operate smoothly and achieve great success. Team building is therefore an essential activity for any business, yet is often over-looked.
Some benefits of team building include:
Improved Communications: Communication is a critical aspect of any business, and team building is a great way to encourage dialogue between employees. Team building also helps foster a sense of trust amongst co-workers, generating effective communication company-wide.
Increased morale: When people know and trust the people they work with, morale increases. According to studies, employees with high morale are 89% more likely to put in the extra effort and extra hours at work.
Better Collaboration: Team building activities, whether they are five-minute games or week-long retreats, teach essential collaborative skills while helping employees develop trust in each other and each other’s abilities. Barriers to working together are reduced and obstacles to cooperation are eliminated.
Improved Productivity: As employees learn to work together more effectively, they are able to do their jobs more efficiently. Team building activities often give employees the opportunity to identify ways to improve processes, policies that have inhibited productivity.
Foster Problem Solving: Team members gain skills enabling them to rapidly identify goals. These activities can also give employees structured ways to solve problems together while making each aware of the resources that each team member brings to the workplace.
Enhanced Commitment: When a company attends a team building event, bonding occurs and all participants begin pulling in the same direction. By actually experiencing this feeling through team building activities, your team understands what can be accomplished when everyone pulls together for a common goal.
If you’re looking for team building activities for your staff, Lajollacooks4u offers one of the most unique experiences in San Diego! Under the guidance of Chef Jodi Abel, a certified team building expert, team members get down to business in friendly, yet competitive, head-to-head cooking challenges to produce delicious and appetizing dishes.
Designed to inspire and engage, Lajollacoks4u’s team building events provide a fun and creative space to promote bonding, teamwork and positive communication. Reserve your event today!