5 Benefits of Teambuilding
Teambuilding is hot! More and more companies link their annual company event to a teambuilding activity. But when can you call an event a teambuilding and what are the advantages of teambuilding? In this article we give you an answer to these questions!
A barbecue at the company parking lot or go-karting with colleagues. That´s great, but do these outings promote cooperation between colleagues? The answer is simple: No!
In order to ensure that a company event leads to better cooperation, an activity must be specifically focused on teambuilding.
There is a wide choice in the field of teambuilding. From a game circuit to a Treasure Hunt through your favorite city. But what every successful teambuilding activity has in common is that it challenges a team to work together to come to the best results. Everyone in the group has the same goal in mind; a goal that can only be achieved through great teamwork!
Research has shown that when a teambuilding activity is well thought out, it has very positive effects on the cooperation within a team. But what are these positive effects?
Here you have the 5 Benefits of Teambuilding:
1. PROMOTING COLLEGIALITY
During a teambuilding activity, colleagues with different functions and from all levels of your organization work together. The relaxed atmosphere ensures that possible hierarchy and rusted patterns disappear. This allows team members to get to know each other better. The positive result: More understanding for the other and therefore better cooperation.
2. INCREASING TRUST
Various tasks must be carried out during a teambuilding activity. Think of making a raft during a survival weekend or finding your way with the help of a compass during an exciting Treasure Hunt. Team members learn to trust on themselves and each other and bring the activity to a successful end.
3. IMPROVING COMMUNICATION
As soon as you add a game element, group dynamics and communication patterns in a team will change. Communication on the work floor can easily stagnate but during a teambuilding team members feel the inner drive to apply both verbal and non-verbal communication in order to reach the finish line together.
4. UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHERS QUALITIES
Collaboration is a must for a good teambuilding activity. Everyone’s skills and abilities are needed to bring the activity to a successful ending. Your colleagues will learn more about each other’s strengths but also about their own qualities. This can have positive consequences for the further cooperation between the different team members.
5. HAVING FUN
By having fun together, laughing and dealing with each other in a relaxed way, the sense of togetherness in your team will get increased. A great teambuilding activity is an activity that will be talked about for a long time. Reminiscing together creates a positive atmosphere and solidarity on the work floor.
Teambuilding is fun and essential
So, it is clear: Teambuilding is fun and essential. Also for your team!
Unique teambuilding activity with Xventura
Are you looking for a challenging and fun teambuilding activity in Barcelona, Rotterdam or surroundings? During Xventura’s Treasure Hunts your team will be challenged to work together and use each other’s skills. Can your team be the first team to find the secret end location in this fun and exciting race?