The Benefits of Team Building
By Joe DeRing
“Team building” WILL improve your team’s productivity and morale.
I like to define team building as simply “the process of enabling a group of people to reach their goal.” The stages of team building include:
1.) Identifying team goals.
2.) Identifying the challenges that prevent the team from accomplishing those goals.
3.) Finding solutions to the challenges to enable the team to accomplish the team goals.
Generally speaking, this process allows team members:
1.) To see the importance of roles within a group and how positive group results are achieved when everyone focus’ on their specific tasks.
2.) To embrace the “we” and take pride in the team’s successes versus focusing on the “I” and worrying about how individuals are perceived.
3.) To embrace others perspectives, ideas and knowledge.
The ultimate goal is to foster a synergistic team approach where everyone works together enabling your team to accomplish more than just the sum of what team members can do individually.
An organization’s team building philosophy can make the difference between mediocrity and greatness! Organizations who believe in investing in these team building opportunities will see increased productivity, increased efficiency, improved morale and improved inter-office relationships. Organizations that do not choose to invest in team development will never see these benefits and will experience a lack of continuity amongst their team due to higher than normal rates of personnel turnover.
For team building program options and costs at EMPOWER, please email our GM, Dan Jaskot at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 860.638.4754.