Corporate Team Building
Eventually, most of us grow up, find careers and settle in. Not a bad thing. But often, we also lose our ability to open up and have fun. And we actually become less effective on the job. Done right, the power of play can help - often dramatically.
Perhaps it was a weekend retreat, or an afternoon at the climbing gym learning to rely on one another, or a day on the golf course getting to know everyone. But, whether or not you and your colleagues enjoyed the experience, what happened when your team members returned to the office? Did they go back to their usual behavior - perhaps arguing over small assignments, or refusing to cooperate with each other? The 'day of fun' may have been a nice break
from business, but did your colleagues actually use any of the lessons that they learned once they were back in the workplace?
Too often, managers plan an activity with no real thought or goal in mind. This tends to be a waste of time - and managers risk losing the team's respect when they plan an exercise that doesn't actually help those involved.
Team-building activities can be a powerful way to unite a group, develop strengths, and address weaknesses - but only if the exercises are planned and carried out strategically. In other words, there has to be a real purpose behind your decision to do the exercise - for example, improving the team's problem-solving or creativity skills - rather than because you felt like giving your people a nice day out of the office.
Escaped In Time can help show you and your team what to consider when participating in a team event, and we offer a variety of experiences to address different issues that teams commonly face.
Our team building exercises can be tailored to the amount of time you wish to engage in the experience. We can offer single or multiple experiences during the work day, or even full day events.
Please contact us today to help your organization, department, or team function better as partners and collaborators, working toward the common goal.