Top 10 reasons why successful companies do Team Building
Following the previous post on whether team building workshops really meet expectations, we feel that it is equally important to introduce the importance of team building on both the team and company! Although it may appear to be a relaxing day, beneath the fun are actually lessons valuable to us all!
If you can change chords, strum and sing along, you can play a song successfully. Similarly, if you can work on several projects simultaneously and still produce quality work, you instantly become a valuable asset to the company.
2. Systematic Learning
Before learning the songs, we teach our participants how to easily remember chords. This develops the ability to create bridges connecting their pool of knowledge. The establishment of a firm foundation can then used to further develop more complex ideas!
3. Goal Setting
Are you and your colleagues going to work, only to look forward to the end of the day? Chances are, you will be less productive than you can actually be! Whereas if you set an aim to finish by the end of the day, you can achieve more in the same time frame!
“It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.” — Benjamin E. Mays
4. Effective Collaboration Within Team
Being part of a successful team effort reflects your interpersonal skill, which is increasingly paramount in today’s society. Oftentimes we work in a team, and developing the team camaraderie is crucial for success and efficiency. We have witnessed its importance during our workshops- the winning performance is always by groups with great teamwork.
5. Forward Planning
Meeting deadlines are part and parcel of work. As much as we want to produce quality work, it is almost impossible to do within tight deadlines. By planning out the tasks to complete for the day, you can produce quality work and never have to rush again! Just like how we teach our students to prepare early to change their chords, plan ahead!
6. Critical Thinking
Problems are inevitable. Those who can resolve these problems calmly and effectively would be those who catch the eye of employers and perform better at work. It also helps them adapt and resolve different unexpected problems.
“Critical thinking is thinking about your thinking while you're thinking in order to make your thinking better.” ― Richard W. Paul
7. Initiative To Lead
Every team needs someone to trigger a start! This can change the team's mood from passive to proactive! Especially during a project, if team members take the initiative, the whole process could be more efficient and end earlier than expected!
8. Importance Of Prioritising
Combine forward planning with prioritising and never find yourself burning the midnight oil to complete your tasks again! Placing your projects in order of relative importance and deadline will help you decide which ones are more urgent and help plan your time wisely.
This sounds very simple, doesn’t it? In reality, it is difficult to convey the exact meaning and tone of information. If preceding steps will be directly affected by any delays, its value becomes more apparent. Hence, communication is key in the functioning of a team.
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." ― George Bernard Shaw
Have you ever stared into space halfway through work? I reckon that it is very common among working adults sitting in front of the computer for long hours. Find out how you can increase your productivity without the boredom. You’ll realise that working on your computer need not be that boring after all!
There seems to be a lack of correlation between "fun" and "useful" when it comes to work-related events. This time, you know you are getting the best of both worlds! Next time when you go for your team building workshop, remember not only to have fun, but also to reap its benefits!