Have you heard the ever-popular story of an old man who asks his sons to break sticks, first individually and then in a bundle?
We bet you have!
It’s such an amazing story teaching us that ‘unity is strength’.
Now, if we see it from the business perspective, it applies ever so perfectly! A business team that gets along well with each other is powerful enough to resist any force that intends to break it while a weak team will fall apart with just one blow!
Here are five reasons why team building is so important for your business.
1. Promotes Trust
It’s not uncommon for employees to find it difficult to trust their fellow workers. This sure doesn’t happen on purpose but trust always needs to be earned.
If your employees feel that they can’t trust one another, they’ll always have a guarded and defensive approach in the workplace. This will ultimately affect their production and overall performance.
You can help build trust in the workplace by promoting team building practices. When your employees know that they’re a team working towards a common goal, they’ll be more comfortable sharing ideas with and helping each other.
2. Boosts Performance
Many employees work well independently, yet hesitate to work in a team. Motivating them to collaborate with their peers is a guaranteed way of boosting overall organizational performance.
The key to building great teams is to communicate company goals in a crystal clear manner. When employees realize how their individual efforts can positively add to team success, you’ll see their performance skyrocket!
3. Improves Communication
Your employees might not hesitate to communicate with the people they sit and eat with daily. They might even be comfortable interacting with their supervisor who sits in the same room.
But are they comfortable communicating with employees working in other departments or locations?
Probably not so much!
Team building can help fill this gap and improve the channel of communication for your employees. Knowing that they’re a part of a large capable team may even give them a sense of security knowing that they don’t have to face any challenges alone.
4. Better Conflict Resolution
Team building allows your employees to trust their peers and communicate openly. This ultimately leads to an improved approach to resolve conflicts.
Knowing that they’re all working as a team, your employees will be willing to bring their best side to the conflict resolution table. A cohesive team solves all conflicts and overcome all challenges bravely and efficiently.
5. Brings Dark Horses in the Spotlight
Team building plays an important role in revealing the hidden skills and talent of each employee.
Many employees often feel that the workplace doesn’t offer an opportunity to fully showcase their skills and show you what they’re truly capable of doing. Team building fosters a relaxed yet stimulating working environment that encourages employees to step out of their comfort zones and showcase their true talents.
Want to know if your team has the essential qualities of a cohesive team?
Talk to a representative at The Assessment Company® or 800.434.2630 and find out!