Team Building Events

Team Building Events

Corporate Team Building Events

How does a team-building event work?

A team-building event is the perfect way to get your team working together to complete one particular challenge or to solve a range of physical and mental problems. The nature of the challenges of a team-building event will ensure that everybody has to play their role in ensuring the task is seen through to its end, one person not cooperating may mean the failure of the whole challenge for the team! In addition to everybody putting in the effort, the tasks will require that team members discuss solutions and work together; tasks may have a range of elements that need to be solved and worked on before the whole task can be completed and this will often require the input of a few different people.

How will a team-building event benefit individual delegates?

For some tasks, all working together may necessitate that roles are delegated within the group, which can be very insightful for observers or team members to see which participants are more dominant and willing to take charge while others are willing to step down and let somebody else take the lead. In this way, should it be necessary, the instructor present can ensure that all team members have a chance to lead and ensure that the less confident people step out of their comfort zones to experience a different way of participating in a group activity, which may be just what they need to help them be more self-confident and take control of situations in the future. Similarly, those more confident individuals can be encouraged to step down and let someone else take charge to experience a different way of working.

How will a team-building event help employees within a company to work better?

When working under time and mental pressures, working together efficiently may mean make or break for the success of the task, and this can translate easily into a corporate situation. In a competitive team-building situation, working well together can ensure the team scores more points and therefore are more likely to win the overall challenge over their competitors. This helps develop healthy and amicable competition between employees as well as building bonds within teams.

What should be the overall outcome of a team-building event?

Due to the competitive nature of this sort of event, teams are likely to experience high and low points throughout the challenge which will allow them to analyse their teamwork and communication skills, for example scoring the maximum amount of points possible for a part of a task or alternatively failing an element. However, whatever befalls them, the team spirit they have build throughout the course of the event should keep them looking forward to their ultimate goal of winning and having fun throughout! While one team will ultimately win overall, all teams will leave feeling a strong sense of achievement and camaraderie and hopefully will have gained some new companions, while understanding better the ways to work together to achieve success and attain goals far beyond the limits of the event itself.