Take your Team to the Next Level with These Tactical Tips
For businesses wanting to succeed, it’s crucial that your team is functioning like a well-oiled machine. But what does that mean?
Effective teams have both technical skills and emotional intelligence, and each individual should be socially aware and able to understand the thoughts and feelings of others. It’s also important to have a good mix of both extroverts and introverts, as these different personality types balance each other out and allow people to work well together.
The best teams have an understanding of their common goals and their shared ambitions. This is known as a shared mental model, and it’s what allows people within the team to figure out what needs to be done in order to complete a task.
Humour is also important, since it inspires intimacy and trust, leading to better interactions with the whole team. And perhaps the most important factor is proactive communication which includes supporting and assisting one another, providing suggestions and guidance and great leaders who are available to offer constructive criticism.
But how do you ensure that you have a highly effective team that has all of these skills and works well together?
Team building exercises have long had a bad reputation, but they’ve come a long way. In fact, indoor team building activities can be an excellent way to help your team have fun, learn communication skills, get to know each other and work together to succeed in different activities- leading to greater trust and a greater sense of wellbeing.
The good news is that teams no longer need to play weird games, and instead have interesting and fun tasks that help them build these skills and develop their roles within their teams. These tasks include building a bike for charity, corporate cooking, baking cakes for a good cause, circus skills workshops, chocolate and cocktail making, drumming, Bollywood dancing and even learning the Maori Haka.
With fun exercises like ice carving, British Couture Millinery, robot wars, sushi making, wine tasting and more, these events give you an opportunity to help your team work together, improve communication and learn new skills. Who knows- you may have a few team members that discover a new passion, and you’ll be sure to find something that interests everyone on the team with so many different choices.
Many of the activities are about providing a charitable donation, something which naturally helps people to feel good about themselves and their team, and there are also plenty of fun options like virtual treasure hunts and beatboxing.
Whether you have a feeling your team needs help to become more cohesive and better communicators, or you think it would be a good idea to do these activities once a year, studies have shown that teams that work better together are naturally more productive and happier at work, meaning better outcomes and lower staff turnover.
If you’re aiming to engage your team, sign them up for indoor team building today.