Team building is about understanding, appreciating, developing, and maximising the potential of the people in your team. Effective team dynamics result in improved collaboration, more diverse thinking and innovation and better business outcomes.
Team building exercises can be expensive – there is the cost of the event itself as well as the time away from work for staff. You want to make sure that the event is engaging, effective and good value for money. And engaging means challenging with a bit of fun.
Activity based team building can be an incredibly effective way to engage your staff, improve team dynamics, educate and also reward employees. Activites that don’t require expertise and are appropriate for all team demographics, likebubble soccer, human foosball, soapy soccer are a great way to get the team engaged and improved their functioning together.
Here are five lessons your corporate team can learn from social sports.
Social sports are fantatstic for building and enhancing team dynamics and function.
Organising a sports session for team building can help your team learn how to work together effectively and develop improved awareness of their own and each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
Social sports as a team building activitycan lead to greater productivity, improved team culture and communication and greater levels of innovation.
Communication skills are essential for team dynamics and motivation.Team members that understand their own communication styles and those of their colleagues are more satisfied and more productive. Team building activities provide a stress-free, engaging, safe and fun way for team members to bond outside of the daily work pressures.
Social sports help break down communication barriers and improve both verbal and non-verbal forms of communication amongst colleagues.
Strategic Development and Organisational Skills
Social sports and team activities provide opportunities for employees to work together on winning tactics and strategies, identifying and working with each others complementary strengths and team coordination.
They are also a great way of identifying and developing potential leaders, as well as helping all team members see how they can contribute in a leadership sense.
Team building activities will identify leadership qualities in individuals and highlight areas where all staff can contribute as leaders.
Risks Are Worth Taking
Not everyone is willing to takerisks. But risk taking is an essential part of successful business practice. Fear of failure, of being exposed, or of letting pthers down is a significant factor in this. Well run and engaging team building activities provide a safe and non-judgemental environment where people can take risks without the usual perceived implications of failure. Sports-based team building activities add another level of fun to this.