4 Reasons Why Your Organization Should Invest in Team-Builders
Because many of us spend the majority of our waking hours working, it’s important that whatever we pour our energies into is something that we enjoy doing. Although every job has its “ups” and “downs,” working with a team that you can trust and who work well together can have a huge impact on whether your work environment is positive or negative. One way to help cultivate a rich and rewarding work environment is to consider hosting team-building exercises or retreats. Taking time away from the daily routine to address important issues and to simply build camaraderie is important. Keep reading to learn more about how your business or organization can benefit from a team-builder or retreat.
1. Benefit by addressing the variety of needs held by your team members. Taking time out to participate in a team-builder provides an excellent opportunity to recognize and address the individual needs of your team members. Because a team-builder or retreat setting is different than that of the everyday grind, it provides a safe place for everybody to express themselves and what motivates them in their job. “Every employee has different needs when it comes to learning, and it’s important that team builder events are a mixture of active, informative, uplifting, and developmental elements. Providing a variety of activity types will help employers and leaders to recognize the needs, strengths, and weaknesses of the team members,” Samantha Iskra, human resources manager at Garden of the Gods Club, said. In the end, this allows you to harness your team’s strengths and weaknesses to the best of your ability.
2. Improve communication. This article explains how carefully designed games can reveal miscommunications among departments that may contribute to inefficiency. When these issues surface, a team-builder situation is ideal for asking employees about how they might improve communication issues, as well as participating in communication-strengthening exercises. Working on communication in this type of setting also provides a chance to break down any current communication barriers while enforcing standardized procedures that everybody agrees will improve communication and efficiency.
3. Build rapport. “Team-builders are a great time for team members not only to learn about the topic at hand, but also to learn about one another,” Samantha said. “Team-builders provide a space for individual personalities to come out, whether team members are outgoing, gregarious, sophisticated, or introverted,” she continued. “Time spent getting to know one another builds a sense of rapport and trust; in turn, team members are more likely to work better together.”
4. Cultivate creativity. The abstract situations that can be created in team-building activities allow participants to think creatively in order to solve problems. This article explains how team building activities promote group problem-solving, new ideas, and new talent.
These are only a few of the potential benefits of hosting team-building activities or a retreat for your business or organization. In reality, the sky is the limit when it comes to cultivating a work or other organizational environment that is motivated, creative, efficient, and effective. For anyone interested in hosting an off-site team-builder or retreat, Garden of the Gods Club offers a variety of venues to accommodate the unique needs of your organization. To learn more, we encourage you to contact Conference Services Manager Karen Serfass at 719.520.4982 or firstname.lastname@example.org.