Why Make Team Building An Ongoing Investment
Updated: Jun 15, 2019
One of the biggest misconceptions about team building events is that it is a one-time investment that should show immediate and long-lasting results. The truth is that team building is an investment which might show some immediate results, however its true success is in continuos positive outcomes you get over time.
Initial benefits are easy to spot. It can be a burst of enthusiasm, a sense of excitement in the workplace, very active photo exchange and healthy laughter going around the office. Those positive signs are on the surface and nearly impossible not to notice.
They might start to decrease within a few days after the team building and things might seem to get back to where they started but don’t let this discourage you. The first excitement might be gone, but what you are developing is a level deeper. Team building helps to establish healthy relationships, a comfortable collaborative atmosphere, better understanding between the teammates. Such experiences connect people, build trust, mitigate conflict, encourage communication, and increase collaboration.
Most team buildings fall flat because it’s a one-time activity - done and then forgotten. It’s key to find ways to keep the excitement going. The challenge is making opportunities for your team to get closer and interact in meaningful ways, outside of day-to-day meetings or presentations.
Consistent investment in team building exercises will drive a rise in employees' morale as your people will look forward to those experiences.
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