Team Building: A Worthy Investment

Team building is an investment in the future of your company. Often team building is associated with apprehension at the prospect of awkward group games or forced business role-play scenarios, but this does not have to be the case. Team building is an excellent tool to promote communication, collaboration, and motivation among your employees. With a little out-of-the-box thinking, team building can do everything you want it to do and more.

Get Out of the Office

The best team building opportunities lie outside the walls of your office. Getting employees out of the office and into a new environment is a great way to not only reward them for a job well done but also get to know each other in an unfamiliar environment. Outings such as a concert, sports event, or carnival allow employees to spend time together outside the parameters of business.

Learn Something New

Learning and happiness go hand-in-hand. Plan an opportunity to learn something that is entirely unrelated to work such as rock climbing, painting, or a cooking class. These experiences provide an occasion for employees to grow as a unit through learning a new skill. This kind of dynamic vulnerability builds trust and is coupled with the empowerment of learning a new skill.

Bring the Experience Back to the Office

Once you have gotten everyone out of the office in order to grow, learn and refresh, find a way to bring that energy and excitement back into the office. Ride the wave of those new skills and open lines of communication by creating mini moments of team building such as daily huddles, sharing goals, celebrating individual successes or conducting feedback activities. Make it clear to your employees that you value their input, and they will, in turn, strive to seek out the best ideas for the company.


Team building is a great way to build trust, communication, productivity, and collaboration within a company. Dare to be deviant in planning your team building activities and the benefits may just be greater than you imagined.

Credits: Forbes.com, Education.qld.gov.au, Teambonding.com, HRmorning.com

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